Friday, March 5, 2010

HIV Vaccine Strategy Expands Immune Responses

Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 budding (in green) from cultured lymphocyte. CDC photo.

Two teams of researchers -- including Los Alamos National Laboratory theoretical biologists Bette Korber, Will Fischer, Sydeaka Watson, and James Szinger -- have announced an HIV vaccination strategy that has been shown to expand the breadth and depth of immune responses in rhesus monkeys. (Full Story)

They are the cyber defenders of the national labs

LANL's William Rees, Principal Associate Director for Global Security, is interviewed on KOB-TV.

Protecting secrets from prying eyes and hacker attacks almost daily, today they gathered with others from around the country to hone their skills at a hacking showdown. View the video clip here. Additional versions of this story are also available from KOB-TV and KOAT-TV

Keeping bad guys at bay

In one of the side rooms at the conference center at Buffalo Thunder for four days this week, a phalanx of 100 Cyber-security first responders pinned electronic tails on virtual donkeys in a far more serious encounter known as Tracer FIRE 2. (Full Story)

Weapons labs to thrive as Obama trims nukes

The [Nuclear Posture Review] will help to guide work throughout the energy department, including at the primary weapons laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, as the administration works on a new treaty with Russia that could see the weapons stockpile reduced. (
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