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LANL Introduces ATHENA, the Desktop Human ‘Body’

on October 2, 2014 - 7:37am

Rashi Iyer

LANL News:

Creating surrogate human organs, coupled with insights from highly sensitive mass spectrometry technologies, a new project is on the brink of revolutionizing the way we screen new drugs and toxic agents.

ATHENA, the Advanced Tissue-engineered Human Ectypal Network Analyzer project team, is developing four human organ constructs – liver, heart, lung and kidney – that are based on a significantly miniaturized platform. Each organ component will be about the size of a smartphone screen, and the whole ATHENA “body” of interconnected organs would fit neatly on a desk.

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Letter to the Editor: Time To Get The DNTXT Word Out

on October 1, 2014 - 12:57pm
By ROBERT J. ARCHULETA, Director
New Mexico Department of Transportation, Traffic Safety Division

Our mobile devices have become so much a part of our lives that many of us would be lost without them.

In the palms of our hands, we have the power to text, email, tweet or send a selfie to our friends. We instinctively reach for our cell phones when we hear a ring, chirp or feel the vibration. How can we fight back against the urge to reach for our smart phone at the wrong time?

It’s time to get the DNTXT word out and work together towards finally ending texting while driving.

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard Addresses Omaree's Law And Changes At CYFD

on October 1, 2014 - 9:34am
By REP. STEPHANIE GARCIA RICHARD
Dist. 43: Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Sandoval, Rio Arriba

I have spent the last four years of my professional career with nine year olds for six hours a day, 180 days out of the year. I spend more time with them during the school year than their families do. So it came as a particular blow to me to hear the tragic news of the death of Omaree Varela. A kid who could have been one of my kids.

Of course we all remember the tragic story of 9-year-old Omaree Varela who died at the hands of an abusive mother, despite the fact that law enforcement officers had just

DOE Releases WIPP Recovery Plan

on October 1, 2014 - 8:11am

WIPP News:

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the WIPP Recovery Plan Tuesday, which outlines the key activities, management approach and strategies that will be used to meet the current goal of resuming operations by the first quarter of calendar year 2016.

The plan also includes the projected schedule and costs associated with resumption of waste emplacement at WIPP.

Los Alamos Police Collect 186 Pounds Of Prescription Medications During Saturday's Drug Take Back Day

on September 29, 2014 - 11:27am

LAPD Cpl. Jordan Redmond with a citizen disposing of her unwanted medications Saturday in the LAMC parking lot during Drug Take Back Day. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD Cpl. Robert Stephens in the parking lot at LAMC Saturday as a citizen disposes of outdated and unused prescription drugs. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department hosted its second DEA Drug Take Back Day of the year Saturday in the parking lot at Los Alamos Medical Center.

Officers collected 186 pounds of unused or unwanted prescription medications as part of the national program.

“This continues to be a successful

Cone Zone: Week of Sept. 29

on September 28, 2014 - 8:22am

COUNTY News:

Road Construction: Week of Sept. 29

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us. Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones.

Note: The below information is based on schedule information provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

Central Avenue Improvements Project:

Monday, Sept.

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