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9 a.m.
EHS 154
Building Emergency Team Training
Bldg. 62-203

11 a.m.
EHS 62
WorkSmart Ergonomics
Bldg. 70A-3377

1:30 p.m.
Berkeley Lab Institute
How to Lead a PRD Discussion
Bldg. 2-100B


Yoga Club
Yoga with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

2 p.m.
UC Berkeley
Nanotubes for NEMS: Exploiting their Unique Electronic and Mechanical Properties
Alex Zettl
390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

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Morning Editions: Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Ham and 2 Eggs with Bagel and Fruit

Market Carvery: ½ Pound Prime Rib of Beef

The Fresh Grille: Cuban Sandwich with Fries and Fruit
Menutainment: Chicken Monterey with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Nanoscale Cholesterol
Carrier Targets Tumors

Low-density lipoprotein, better known as LDL, is one of the chief villains involved in the development of coronary artery disease. But new research results suggest that for cancer patients with glioblastoma multiforme, the most common malignant brain tumor in adults, synthetic LDL-like nanoparticles could prove to be the vehicle of choice for delivering potent anticancer drugs to tumor cells. Writing in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics, a team of investigators, led by Trudy Forte of Berkeley Lab and the Children’s Hospital of Oakland Research Institute, describes its development of a nanoparticle that targets a cell-surface LDL receptor that is overproduced by glioblastoma cells. Full story.

Cutting Edge Safety:
Using Sharp Tools

Each year, Lab employees suffer a fair number of cuts from improper use of knives and razor blades. Many of these cuts are minor, but several require sutures and more serious medical care. Using the proper tools and properly storing sharp objects can help prevent injuries. Go here for more information on how to safely use sharp objects.

Blackberry Gate
Project on Schedule

The Blackberry Gate construction project is currently on schedule, with an anticipated completion date of the end of the first week in October. The final phase of the project includes installation of the second kiosk and installation of a storm drain. Drivers are also reminded that a 15 mph construction zone speed limit is still in effect. Contact the project manager, Jack Heffernan, at [email protected] or x5993, with any questions.

Join the Outdoors
Club for Sunday Hike

Lab employees are invited to join the Outdoors Club on a six-mile hike in Redwood Regional Park in the East Bay Regional Park District this Sunday. People interested in participating should contact Dinah Levy at x4368 or [email protected].

Lab Employees Receive
Disney on Ice Discounts

Berkley Lab employees can save up to $13.50 per ticket on select Disney on Ice shows, which take place in October at the Oakland Arena. The show, Disney on Ice: Mickey & Minnie's Magical Journey, takes place Oct. 18-21 at various times. For more information, go here. To receive the discount, enter BERKLAB as the special offer promotion code.

E-Mail Briefly Down Yesterday

For about 10 minutes yesterday, the Lab's e-mail service was interrupted. From about 9:40 to 9:50 a.m., messages could not be sent to Lab addresses. The problem was quickly fixed, and the IT Division is investigating the root cause.
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