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Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
UT Arlington patent allows real-time learning based on previous decisions
UT Arlington electrical engineers have patented an innovative method that improves a controller's ability to make real-time decisions.

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
Nature Photonics
Hot electrons point the way to perfect light absorption
Light-absorbing films can be found in many everyday applications such as solar cells or sensors. Although such 'absorber' films are applied widely, scientists still do not know which mechanism permits the most efficient absorption of light. A team of physicists at Bielefeld University, the University of Kaiserslautern, and the University of Würzburg have now proved that the very efficient scattering of light in ultra-thin rough films traps light until it is absorbed completely.

Contact: Sandra Sieraad
pressestelle@uni-bielefeld.de
49-521-106-4170
Bielefeld University

Public Release: 31-Aug-2015
Nature Communications
Using DNA origami to build nanodevices of the future
Scientists have developed a method, using a double layer of lipids, which facilitates the assembly of DNA origami units, bringing us one-step closer to DNA nanomachines.
Kyoto University Graduate School of Sciences, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (WPI-iCeMS)

Contact: iCeMS Public Relations Office
pr@icems.kyoto-u.ac.jp
81-075-753-9755
Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University

Public Release: 31-Aug-2015
Using nanotechnology to fight cancer
Northwestern University, a leader in cancer nanotechnology research, has received a five-year, $11.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to use nanotechnology to develop next-generation cancer treatments. The Northwestern University Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence will use nucleic-acid-based nanoconstructs called Spherical Nucleic Acids to access intracellular environments, discover new aspects of cancer biology and create effective cancer treatment options. A focus will be on helping those suffering from glioblastoma multiforme and prostate cancer.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

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

Public Release: 31-Aug-2015
$200K awarded to develop in vitro lung test for toxicity of inhaled nanomaterials
The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. announced today the winners of a $200,000 award for the design of an in vitro test to predict the development of lung fibrosis in humans following exposure to nanomaterials, such as multi-walled carbon nanotubes.

Contact: Tasgola Bruner
TasgolaB@peta.org
404-907-4172
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Public Release: 31-Aug-2015
Nature Materials
Using ultrathin sheets to discover new class of wrapped shapes
Experimental and theoretical physicists and a polymer scientist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have teamed up to use much thinner sheets than before to achieve seeking to encapsulate droplets of one fluid within another. Thinner, highly-bendable sheets lift these constraints and allow for a new class of wrapped shapes.
Keck Foundation

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 31-Aug-2015
Biosensors and Bioelectronics
Mouth guard monitors health markers, transmits information wirelessly to smart phone
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a mouth guard that can monitor health markers, such as lactate, cortisol and uric acid, in saliva and transmit the information wirelessly to a smart phone, laptop or tablet. The technology, which is at a proof-of-concept stage, could be used to monitor patients continuously without invasive procedures, as well as to monitor athletes' performance or stress levels in soldiers and pilots.
National Institutes of Health, Air Force Research Laboratory

Contact: Liezel Labios
llabios@ucsd.edu
858-246-1124
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 28-Aug-2015
Physical Review B
Draw out of the predicted interatomic force
Liquid Bi shows a peculiar dispersion of the acoustic mode, which is related to the Peierls distortion in the crystalline state. These results will provide valuable inspiration to researchers developing new materials in the nanotechnology field.
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan.

Contact: Norifumi Miyokawa
pr-research@office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp
Hiroshima University

Public Release: 27-Aug-2015
Science
A new technique to make drugs more soluble
Researchers from Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a new system that can produce stable, amorphous nanoparticles in large quantities that dissolve quickly. The system is so effective that it can produce amorphous nanoparticles from a wide range of materials, including for the first time, inorganic materials with a high propensity towards crystallization, such as table salt.
National Science Foundation, BASF SE

Contact: Leah Burrows
lburrows@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard University

Public Release: 27-Aug-2015
Nature Communications
Successful boron-doping of graphene nanoribbon
Physicists at the University of Basel succeed in synthesizing boron-doped graphene nanoribbons and characterizing their structural, electronic and chemical properties. The modified material could potentially be used as a sensor for the ecologically damaging nitrogen oxides, scientists report in the latest issue of Nature Communications.

Contact: Olivia Poisson
olivia.poisson@unibas.ch
University of Basel

Public Release: 26-Aug-2015
BMC Plant Biology
Cells cling and spiral 'like vines' in first 3-D tissue scaffold for plants
New cost-effective material which mimics natural 'extracellular matrix' has allowed scientists to capture previously unseen behaviour in individual plant cells, including new shapes and interactions. New methods highlight potential developments for plant tissue engineering.

Contact: Stoyan Smoukov
sks46@cam.ac.uk
44-122-333-4435
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 26-Aug-2015
Advanced Materials
These microscopic fish are 3-D-printed to do more than swim
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego used an innovative 3-D printing technology they developed to manufacture multipurpose fish-shaped microrobots -- called microfish -- that swim around efficiently in liquids, are chemically powered by hydrogen peroxide and magnetically controlled. These proof-of-concept synthetic microfish will inspire a new generation of 'smart' microrobots that have diverse capabilities such as detoxification, sensing and directed drug delivery, researchers said.
Defense Threat Reduction Agency-Joint Science and Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Liezel Labios
llabios@ucsd.edu
858-246-1124
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 25-Aug-2015
ACS Nano
Glitter from silver lights up Alzheimer's dark secrets
Scientists have caught a glimpse of the elusive toxic form of the Alzheimer's molecule, during its attempt to bore into the outer covering of a cell decoy, using a new method involving laser light and fat-coated silver nano-particles. The findings are published in the journal ACS Nano this week by a joint team of researchers from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Indian Institute of Science and the University of Toronto.
Indian Department of Biotechnology, International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials, Indian Department of Science and Technology, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Contact: Sudipta Maiti
sudipta.maiti@gmail.com
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Public Release: 24-Aug-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Another milestone in hybrid artificial photosynthesis
Berkeley Lab researchers using a bioinorganic hybrid approach to artificial photosynthesis have combined semiconducting nanowires with select microbes to create a system that produces renewable molecular hydrogen and uses it to synthesize carbon dioxide into methane, the primary constituent of natural gas.

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 24-Aug-2015
Future Science OA
Future ScienceOA explores nitric oxide in medicine: Where are we, and where are we headed?
Future Science Group today announced the publication of a special issue in Future Science OA, covering the rapidly evolving field of nitric oxide in human medicine.

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

Public Release: 24-Aug-2015
Nature Physics
A little light interaction leaves quantum physicists beaming
A team of physicists at the University of Toronto have taken a step toward making the essential building block of quantum computers out of pure light. Their advance, described in a paper published this week in Nature Physics, has to do with logic gates that perform operations on input data to create new outputs.

Contact: Sean Bettam
s.bettam@utoronto.ca
416-946-7950
University of Toronto

Public Release: 21-Aug-2015
Physics Review Letters
Superlattice design realizes elusive multiferroic properties
With a new design that sandwiches a polar metallic oxide between insulating materials at the nanoscale, the resulting multiferroic superlattice could open the door for improved electronics.
Army Research Office, Department of Defense

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

Public Release: 21-Aug-2015
Nature Communications
Graphene oxide's secret properties revealed at atomic level
A Northwestern University research team found that graphene oxide's inherent defects give rise to a surprising mechanical property caused by an unusual mechanochemical reaction.
Army Research Office, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 21-Aug-2015
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Intractable pain may find relief in tiny gold rods
Scientists have developed a technique that could lead to therapies for pain relief in people with intractable pain, potentially including cancer-related pain.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Contact: Tatsuya Murakami
murakami@icems.kyoto-u.ac.jp
81-757-539-859
Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University

Public Release: 21-Aug-2015
ASU's Biodesign Institute and Korea's POSTECH announce new partnership
The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University and Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Pohang, South Korea, have announced a partnership that will catalyze discoveries with a major impact on health care and clean energy applications. Scientists at both universities will work together to outfit a powerful new facility, the X-ray Free Electron Laser at the Pohang Accelerator Laboratory (PAL-XFEL), to discover and understand important biological molecules for new health care and renewable energy research.

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu
480-727-0369
Arizona State University

Public Release: 20-Aug-2015
ACS Nano
Laser-burned graphene gains metallic powers
Rice University chemists embed metallic nanoparticles into laser-induced graphene, turning it into a useful catalyst for fuel cell and other applications.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, AFOSR MURI

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

Public Release: 20-Aug-2015
Nature Physics
All together now: Group behavior in biomolecular systems
'Flocking' or 'swarming' behavior is omnipresent in the living world, observed in birds, fish, and even bacteria. Strikingly similar collective action can also be seen at the biomolecular level. New insights into how such action is coordinated are emerging from studies of a model system based on actin filaments. Experimental evidence proves the inadequacy of widely accepted explanations, according to two papers in the journals Nature Physics and PNAS.
European Research Council, German Research Foundation, and German Excellence Initiative

Contact: Patrick Regan
patrick.regan@tum.de
49-162-427-9876
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 20-Aug-2015
Nano Letters
Manchester team reveal new, stable 2-D materials
These 2-D crystals are capable of delivering designer materials with revolutionary new properties.

Contact: Daniel Cochlin
daniel.cochlin@manchester.ac.uk
44-161-275-8382
University of Manchester

Public Release: 20-Aug-2015
The next leap forward in energy storage
Editors Nancy J. Dudney, William C. West, and Jagjit Nanda have brought together a highly diverse and accomplished group of expert theorists and experimentalists in the field of solid-state batteries. These 51 authors across a wide range of disciplines contributed 22 chapters encompassing three main aspects of the field: Enabling Technologies and Fundamental of Solid State Systems, Novel Solid Electrolyte Systems and Interfaces, and Devices and Three Dimensional Architectures.

Contact: Jason CJ
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 19-Aug-2015
ACS Nano
Penn researchers use nanoscopic pores to investigate protein structure
University of Pennsylvania researchers have made strides toward a new method of gene sequencing a strand of DNA's bases are read as they are threaded through a nanoscopic hole. In a new study, they have shown that this technique can also be applied to proteins as way to learn more about their structure.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Evan Lerner
elerner@upenn.edu
215-573-6604
University of Pennsylvania

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