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Public Release: 27-Jul-2016
How to build Nanoelectronic devices atom by atom?
In recent decades, several device simulation tools using the bottom-up approach have been developed in universities and software companies. These software tools are capable of predicting electric current flowing through a nanostructure, and have been applied extensively to study emerging electronic materials and devices. In this book, the authors conduct an experiment and adopt a 'paradigm' approach; focusing on the development of one particular software tool called NanoDsim, and provide relevant knowledge and techniques whenever needed.

Contact: Amanda Yun
heyun@wspc.com.sg
World Scientific

Public Release: 26-Jul-2016
Advanced Materials
Dirty to drinkable
A team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis has found a way to use graphene oxide sheets to transform dirty water into drinking water, and it could be a global game-changer.

Contact: Erika Ebsworth-Goold
eebsworth-goold@wustl.edu
314-935-2914
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 26-Jul-2016
Biomaterials
Penn team uses nanoparticles to break up plaque and prevent cavities
The bacteria that live in dental plaque and contribute to tooth decay often resist traditional antimicrobial treatment, as they can 'hide' within a sticky biofilm matrix, a glue-like polymer scaffold. A new strategy conceived by University of Pennsylvania researchers took a more sophisticated approach.
International Association for Dental Research/GlaxoSmithKline Innovation in Oral Health Award, National Science Foundation

Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
kbaillie@upenn.edu
215-898-9194
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 26-Jul-2016
Nature Biotechnology
Imaging the brain at multiple size scales
MIT researchers have developed a new technique for imaging brain tissue at multiple scales, allowing them to image molecules within cells or take a wider view of the long-range connections between neurons. The technique, magnified analysis of proteome, should help scientists chart the connectivity and functions of neurons in the human brain.

Contact: Karl-Lydie Jean-Baptiste
kjeanbap@mit.edu
617-253-1682
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Nature Communications
Enhancing molecular imaging with light
A new technology platform from Northwestern University is able to image molecules at the nanoscale with super-resolution.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
New nontoxic process promises larger ultrathin sheets of 2-D nanomaterials
Scientists has developed a novel way to produce two-dimensional nanosheets by separating bulk materials with nontoxic liquid nitrogen. The environmentally friendly process generates a 20-fold increase in surface area per sheet, which could expand the nanomaterials' commercial applications.

Contact: Sara Shoemaker
shoemakerms@ornl.gov
865-576-9219
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Ames Laboratory scientists receive DOE award to help commercialize promising technology
US Department of Energy Ames Laboratory senior metallurgist Iver Anderson and postdoctoral research associate Emma White have been awarded a $325,000 grant from the DOE's Technology Commercialization Fund.
Department of Energy Office of Technology Commercialization

Contact: Steve Karsjen
karsjen@ameslab.gov
515-294-5643
DOE/Ames Laboratory

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Nano Letters
Ultra-flat circuits will have unique properties
Theoretical physicists at Rice University analyzed the electronic consequences of creating circuits in two dimensions by simulating the juxtaposition of different atom-thick materials like graphene and hexagonal boron nitride.
Office of Naval Research

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
£1.2 million for injectable stem-cell carrying microspheres to regenerate bones
The University of Nottingham has secured £1.2 million to develop injectable stem cell-carrying materials to treat and prevent fractures caused by osteoporosis and other bone-thinning diseases.
National Institute for Health Research

Contact: Emma Lowry
emma.lowry@nottingham.ac.uk
44-011-584-67156
University of Nottingham

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Future Science OA
A bioink by any other name: Clarifying definitions in 3-D bioprinting
Future Science Group today announced the publication of a new article in Future Science OA looking to identify and define key terms associated with bioinks and bioprinting.

Contact: Leela Ripton
l.ripton@future-science-group.com
44-208-371-6090
Future Science Group

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Nature Energy
New lithium-oxygen battery greatly improves energy efficiency, longevity
A new kind of lithium-oxygen battery developed at MIT, using glass nanoparticles of lithium oxides, could provide more energy, and much better stability and energy efficiency
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: Karl-Lydie Jean-Baptiste
kjeanbap@mit.edu
617-253-1682
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Nature Materials
Patch delivers drug, gene, and light-based therapy to tumor sites
A research team led by Natalie Artzi of MIT and Brigham and Women's hospital delivers drug, gene, and light-based therapy directly to tumor sites, with promising results.

Contact: Karl-Lydie Jean-Baptiste
kjeanbap@mit.edu
617-253-1682
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Nature Methods
Nottingham researchers show novel technique that can 'taste' DNA
Scientists at The University of Nottingham have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to selectively sequence fragments of DNA in real time, greatly reducing the time needed to analyze biological samples.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Emma Thorne
emma.thorne@nottingham.ac.uk
44-011-595-15793
University of Nottingham

Public Release: 23-Jul-2016
UA organic semiconductor research could boost electronics
A team of UA researchers in engineering and chemistry has received $590,000 from the National Science Foundation to enhance the effectiveness of organic semiconductors for making ultrathin and flexible optoelectronics like OLED displays for TVs and mobile phones.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jill Goetz
jgoetz@email.arizona.edu
520-621-1992
University of Arizona College of Engineering

Public Release: 22-Jul-2016
Langmuir
A 'smart dress' for oil-degrading bacteria
The modified polyelectrolyte-magnetite nanocoating was applied to functionalize the cell walls of oil decomposing bacteria Alcanivorax borkumensis.
Russian Science Foundation

Contact: Yevgeniya Litvinova
press@kpfu.ru
7-843-233-7345
Kazan Federal University

Public Release: 22-Jul-2016
Microscopy & Microanalysis
German scientist receives lifetime achievement award from American Society for Materials
In order to create new materials, scientists need to understand the interior structures of materials. Frank Mücklich has spent decades developing methods to do just that. In recognition of his lifetime achievement, Mücklich has been chosen to receive the Henry Clifton Sorby Award, the highest award bestowed by the American Society for Materials (ASM International) in the field of microscopic materials research. Mücklich is only the fifth German to receive the award.

Contact: Frank Mücklich
muecke@matsci.uni-sb.de
49-681-302-70500
Saarland University

Public Release: 22-Jul-2016
Nature Communications
New remote-controlled microrobots for medical operations
Scientists at EPFL and ETHZ have developed a new method for building microrobots that could be used in the body to deliver drugs and perform other medical operations.

Contact: Selman Sakar
selman.sakar@epfl.ch
41-216-931-095
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Nature Physics
Making magnets flip like cats at room temperature
In today's world of ever-increasing digital information storage and computation, the next information storage revolution seeks to exploit a novel effect arising from the relativistic physics of Einstein which allows to make a new type of magnet behave like cats.

Contact: Dr. Jairo Sinova
sinova-group@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-23646
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
UTA and UT Southwestern partner to improve accuracy of cancer radiation therapy delivery
Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington and University of Texas Southwestern are collaborating on two projects to improve the accuracy of the delivery of cancer radiation therapies and minimize the exposure of healthy tissues.
National Institutes for Health, UT Southwestern Seed

Contact: Louisa Kellie
louisa.kellie@uta.edu
817-524-8926
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Applied Physics Reviews
Integration of novel materials with silicon chips makes new 'smart' devices possible
Materials researchers have developed a way to integrate novel functional materials onto a computer chip, allowing the creation of new smart devices and systems.
US Army Research Office

Contact: Matt Shipman
matt_shipman@ncsu.edu
919-515-6386
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Science
Borrowing from pastry chefs, engineers create nanolayered composites
MIT researchers have found a way to efficiently create composite materials containing hundreds of layers that are just atoms thick but span the full width of the material. The discovery could lead to easy-to-manufacture composites for optical devices, electronic systems, and high-tech materials.
US Army Research Office, Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies at MIT

Contact: Karl-Lydie Jean-Baptiste
kjeanbap@mit.edu
617-253-1682
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Science
Accurate design of large icosahedral protein nanocages pushes bioengineering boundaries
Inspired by shells that protect virus genomes, researchers set out to design self-assembling, roomy protein structures capable of packaging and delivering cargo to cells. They have now engineered the largest, human-designed protein complexes to date confirmed by X-ray crystallography. The structures can self-assemble around other materials. This cargo-packaging capability may lead to creating a new generation of molecular machines that could deliver drugs or genetic therapies to cells, or carry tiny chemical reactors.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Leila Gray
leilag@u.washington.edu
206-685-0381
University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Public Release: 20-Jul-2016
Nature Communications
New reaction for the synthesis of nanostructures
The collaboration between the research groups of professors Pau Ballester and José R. Galan-Mascaros at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Dr. Jonas Björk at Linköping University and the group of Dr. David Ecija at Institute IMDEA Nanoscience has allowed the development of a new chemical reaction for the synthesis of low-dimensional polymers that can be rationalised as phthalocyanine derivatives. The results obtained have been published in Nature Communications.
European Research Council, Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, Comunidad de Madrid, Generalitat de Catalunya, ICIQ Foundation, IMDEA Foundation

Contact: Rosario Martinez
rmartinez@iciq.es
34-977-920-200-370
Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ)

Public Release: 20-Jul-2016
Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
Nanoparticle versus cancer
The Lomonosov Moscow State University researchers in collaboration with their German colleagues have succeeded in proving that silicon nanoparticles can be applied to diagnose and cure cancer.

Contact: Vladimir Koryagin
science-release@rector.msu.ru
Lomonosov Moscow State University

Public Release: 20-Jul-2016
Physical Review Letters
Quantum drag
An University of Iowa physicist proposes that a current in one iron magnetic sheet creates a current in a separate sheet. The study's finding could be important in the emerging field of spintronics, which seeks to channel energy from spin waves generated by electrons to create smaller, more energy-efficient electronic devices.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Richard Lewis
richard-c-lewis@uiowa.edu
319-384-0012
University of Iowa

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