Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito Served with Beans Tomorrow's Breakfast: French Toast with Fruit Salad and Sausage Links Entree: Pasta & Ravioli Bar with Your Choice of Sauce Served with Garlic Bread Deli: Turkey Pastrami Prestini with Swiss and Sauerkraut on Rye Pizza: Italian Sausage with Peppers and Onions Grill: Samurai Steak Sandwich Served with French Fries Carvery: Chicken Piccata Served with Rice and Vegetables
Gene Sequencing Helps
Find Plants for Biofuels By Emily Singer
In an attempt to find cheaper and more efficient routes to biofuels, researchers are turning to genomics. Scientists at DOE have just selected the button mushroom as one of their latest picks for DNA sequencing at the Joint Genome Institute, hoping to co-opt fungi's plant-degrading power to produce ethanol more cheaply. Efforts are also planned to sequence the genomes of the eucalyptus tree and foxtail millet, a grass closely related to switchgrass. DOE is sequencing the genomes of approximately 20 "biomass degraders" which feed off decaying plants by degrading the cell walls and then using the resulting sugars for energy. Full story.
June Science@Berkeley Lab
Available Online Now
The latest edition of Berkeley Lab’s science magazine features stories on Teaching Astronomy in Africa, the Gulliver Initiative, Remote Control Neurons and much more. Read it online here.
Joe Gray Named Breast
Cancer Research Innovator
Joe Gray is a "named awardee" of an Innovator Award from the Breast Cancer Research Program of the Department of Defense, the world's second-largest funding agency for breast cancer research. Gray's proposal, "Early Detection of Metastasis-Prone Breast Cancers," aims to catch more breast tumors before they metastasize by improving mammography and routine procedures. Details of the multimillion-dollar award will be announced when final.
Trudy Forte Lectures
On Cancer Wednesday
As part of the Lab’s ongoing Summer Lecture Series, Trudy Forte of the Life Sciences Division will discuss her work developing nano-sized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles that can be used as a safe and effective means of delivering anticancer drugs to brain tumors. Her talk will take place Wednesday at noon in the building 50 auditorium. Forte’s work focuses on glioblastoma multiforme, which is the most common malignant brain tumor in adults and one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Go here for a complete schedule of this summer's lectures.
Check Out Latest Edition
Of EETD Newsletter
The Winter-Spring 2007 issue of Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division newsletter is now available on-line. Featured are stories on electrochromic windows, wireless lighting control systems, what models can tell us about pollutant risks, and more. Read the HTML version or download a PDF file here.
Hits the Road
The Creative Services Office (CSO)-the Lab's home for high-quality illustration and design, photography, printing, Web development, technical writing and editing-will be showing its wares in a "Road Show" display tomorrow from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria lobby. Staff will be on hand to discuss the job process-from cost estimate to completion-along with samples of their work. Schedulers (calendars) will be given away to the first 100 visitors.