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Time-Lapse Analysis Offers New Look at How Cells Repair DNA Damage

A computerized way has been developed to measure DNA repair in thousands of human mammary epithelial cells before and after they’re exposed to ionizing radiation. Microscopy images are acquired about every half hour over a span of up to two days, and the resulting sequence of images shows hotspots inside cells where DNA is under […]

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Low-Flying Helicopter Near Lab This Week

The Applied Nuclear Physics program is participating in a research project sponsored by Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office to improve gamma radiation sensing technology. Naturally occurring background radiation will be collected with a DOE National Nuclear Security Administration helicopter. More> Source: Today at Berkeley Lab

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Cellular Contamination Pathway Identified for Plutonium and Other Heavy Elements

Berkeley Lab scientists have reported a major advance in understanding the biological chemistry of radioactive metals, opening up new avenues of research into strategies for remedial action in the event of possible human exposure to nuclear contaminants. Source: Today at Berkeley Lab

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