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Public Release: 27-Jun-2016
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Mobile, phone-based microscopes work well in the field with minimal training
Handheld, mobile phone-based microscopes can be used in developing countries after minimal training of community laboratory technicians to diagnose intestinal parasites quickly and accurately.
Grand Challenges Canada

Contact: Alexandra Radkewycz
Alexandra.Radkewycz@uhn.ca
416-340-3895
University Health Network

Public Release: 27-Jun-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
Building a smart cardiac patch
Harvard researchers have created nanoscale electronic scaffolds that can be seeded with cardiac cells to produce a 'bionic' cardiac patch.

Contact: Peter Reuell
preuell@fas.harvard.edu
617-496-8070
Harvard University

Public Release: 27-Jun-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
UH researchers discover a new method to boost oil recovery
As oil producers struggle to adapt to lower prices, getting as much oil as possible out of every well has become even more important, despite concerns from nearby residents that some chemicals used to boost production may pollute underground water resources. Researchers from the University of Houston have reported the discovery of a nanotechnology-based solution that could address both issues -- achieving 15 percent tertiary oil recovery at low cost, without the large volume of chemicals used in most commercial fluids.

Contact: Jeannie Kever
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 26-Jun-2016
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A
A shampoo bottle that empties completely -- every last drop
Researchers at The Ohio State University have found a way to create the perfect texture on plastic to let soap products flow freely out of the bottle.

Contact: Pam Frost Gorder
Gorder.1@osu.edu
614-292-9475
Ohio State University

Public Release: 24-Jun-2016
Advanced Optical Materials
'Flower Power': Photovoltaic cells replicate rose petals
With a surface resembling that of plants, solar cells improve light-harvesting and thus generate more power. Scientists at KIT reproduced the epidermal cells of rose petals that have particularly good antireflection properties and integrated the transparent replicas into an organic solar cell. This resulted in a relative efficiency gain of twelve percent. An article on this subject has been published recently in the Advanced Optical Materials journal.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 24-Jun-2016
Small
Top story for cancer research
A team of researchers led by Dr. Friederike J. Gruhl and Professor Andrew C. B. Cato at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are developing a three-dimensional model for prostate cancer research based on cryogels. The model will be used to reproduce natural processes and above all to examine the development and the progression of tumors. A current paper on this project published in the scientific journal Small (DOI: 10.1002/smll.201600683).

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 23-Jun-2016
ACS Nano
Nanotechnology and math deliver two-in-one punch for cancer therapy resistance
Math, biology and nanotechnology are becoming strange, yet effective bed-fellows in the fight against cancer treatment resistance. Researchers at the University of Waterloo and Harvard Medical School have engineered a revolutionary new approach to cancer treatment that pits a lethal combination of drugs together into a single nanoparticle.

Contact: Nick Manning
nmanning@uwaterloo.ca
226-929-7627
University of Waterloo

Public Release: 23-Jun-2016
Nano Letters
Ultrathin, flat lens resolves chirality and color
Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed an ultra-compact, flat lens that can simultaneously capture both spectral information and the chirality of an object.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Leah Burrows
lburrows@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Public Release: 23-Jun-2016
Science
Nanoscientists develop the 'ultimate discovery tool'
The discovery power of the gene chip is coming to nanotechnology. Northwestern University researchers have figured out how to make combinatorial libraries of nanoparticles in a very controlled way. Some of the nanoparticle compositions have never been observed before on Earth. The tool they are developing could be used to rapidly test millions to billions of different nanoparticles at one time to zero in on the best particle for a specific use. Applications include catalysts, light-harvesting materials, pharmaceuticals and optoelectronic devices.
GlaxoSmithKline, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Asian Office of Aerospace R&D

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

Public Release: 23-Jun-2016
MUSC-based startup wins National TechConnect Innovation Award
ToleRaM Nanotech, LLC, a startup company that specializes in merging bioengineering with medicine, recently won a National TechConnect Innovation Award. The genius behind the company comes from the synergy of a physician-scientist team at the Medical University of South Carolina that's interested in research into the targeted delivery of drugs to decrease rejection of transplanted organs.

Contact: Lauren Hooker
hooker@musc.edu
843-792-4487
Medical University of South Carolina

Public Release: 23-Jun-2016
Scientific Reports
Superheroes are real
Scientists demonstrated the effect of the all-optical switching between streams of photons using non-linear metamaterials. The Lomonosov Moscow State University staff planned the whole study, conducted calculations and experiments, while their German colleagues made samples of metamaterials.

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

Public Release: 23-Jun-2016
Nanotheranostics -- the power of nanomedicine
Nanomedicines demonstrate the capability to enhance drug properties by offering protection from degradation, enabling controlled release and biodistribution and increasing bioavailability. In fact, the term 'nanotheranostics' has been proposed to describe a new class of nanomedicines which integrates the simultaneous detection and treatment of a disease. Many creative approaches have been proposed to co-deliver imaging and therapeutic agents too.

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

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
Flexible electronics -- the power of bending tomorrow's devices today
Remember the Minority Report acted by Tom Cruise some years ago? Well, the possibilities of what we have seen is now coming to past as the power of bending devices, is now made available through flexible electronics.

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

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
Scientific Reports
New targeted drug effectively dissolves blood clots, has fewer side effects
The main objective of emergency assistance in critical conditions associated with the blockage of blood vessels is to quickly dissolve the clot. To this end, Russian scientists have developed a magnetically controlled drug that can be condensed on a blood clot by means of a magnetic field and can dissolve clots up to 4,000 times more efficiently than ordinary enzyme-based drugs. The new study will also help reduce drug dosage, thus avoiding numerous side effects.
Russian Science Foundation

Contact: Dmitry Malkov
dvmalkov@corp.ifmo.ru
7-953-377-5508
ITMO University

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
Angewandte Chemie
Soft decoupling of organic molecules on metal
An international team has discovered an elegant way to decouple organic nanosheets grown on metal surfaces. After iodine intercalation, measurements at the synchrotron source BESSY II of Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin showed that a network of organic molecules behaved almost as it was free-standing. The strong influence of the metal on the network was reduced. This opens up new ways to transfer organic nanostructures from metal surfaces onto more suitable substrates for molecular electronics. The results have been published in Angewandte Chemie.

Contact: Press officer: Dr. Antonia Roetger
antonia.roetger@helmholtz-berlin.de
0049-806-243-733
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie

Public Release: 21-Jun-2016
Applied Physics Letters
Diamond-based resonators might become highly sensitive detectors
A comprehensive study of acoustic waves in piezoelectric layered structures has led to a number of interesting discoveries. In particular, the researchers have come up with a possible way to reduce the effect of spurious peaks -- an undesirable phenomenon which occurs while studying a frequency response in such materials.
Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

Contact: Sergey Divakov
divakov@phystech.edu
7-925-834-0978
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 20-Jun-2016
Nature
Self-assembling icosahedral protein designed
Researchers have designed and produced a self-assembling protein shell shaped like an icosahedron -- similar to those that encapsulate viruses. The achievement may open new avenues for engineering cargo-containing nano-cages to package and deliver drugs and vaccines directly into cells, or building small reactors to catalyze biochemical reactions. The shell is also amenable to genetic fusion, such as the addition of fluorescent proteins.
Howard Hughes Medical Instititute, JRC Visitors Program, National Science Foundation, National Cancer Institute, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, National Institutes of Health, US Public Health Services

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

Public Release: 20-Jun-2016
Nature Chemistry
Tailored DNA shifts electrons into the 'fast lane'
DNA molecules don't just code our genetic instructions. They also have the unique ability to conduct electricity and self-assemble into well-defined shapes, making them potential candidates for building low-cost nanoelectronic devices. A study by a team of researchers from Duke University and Arizona State University shows how DNA sequences can be manipulated to turn these ribbon-shaped molecules into electron 'highways,' allowing electricity to flow more easily through the strand.
Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation

Contact: Kara J. Manke
kara.manke@duke.edu
919-681-8064
Duke University

Public Release: 20-Jun-2016
Nature Photonics
Solar cells for greener and safer energies
ICFO researchers report on low-temperature, solution-processed, environmentally friendly inorganic solar cells made with Earth-abundant materials capable of operating with a power conversion of 6.3 percent.

Contact: Alina Hirschmann
alina.hirschmann@icfo.es
34-935-542-246
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Public Release: 20-Jun-2016
Technology
Electropermanent magnet actuation for droplet ferromicrofluidics
Miniature electropermanent magnets are used for on-demand water droplet actuation and sorting under continuous flow in a ferrofluid-based microfluidic system.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Philly Lim
mllim@wspc.com.sg
656-466-5775
World Scientific

Public Release: 20-Jun-2016
Nature Chemistry
10,000 windows onto biomolecular information processing
A Franco-Japanese research group at the University of Tokyo has developed a new 'brute force' technique to test thousands of biochemical reactions at once and quickly home in on the range of conditions where they work best. Until now, optimizing such biomolecular systems, which can be applied for example to diagnostics, would have required months or years of trial and error experiments, but with this new technique that could be shortened to days.
PHC Sakura Program, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Contact: Kaoru Nishimura
k-nsmr@iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp
81-354-526-017
University of Tokyo

Public Release: 20-Jun-2016
Nature Chemistry
Scientists engineer tunable DNA for electronics applications
A team led by ASU Biodesign Institute researcher Nongjian (N.J.) Tao and Duke theorist David Beratan has been able to understand and manipulate DNA to more finely tune the flow of electricity through it. The key findings, which can make DNA behave in different ways -- cajoling electrons to smoothly flow like electricity through a metal wire, or hopping electrons about like the semiconductors materials that power our computers and cell phones, paves the way for an exciting new avenue of research advancements.
US Department of Defense

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu
480-258-8972
Arizona State University

Public Release: 20-Jun-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New nanoparticle technology developed to treat aggressive thyroid cancer
Investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital, together with collaborators from Massachusetts General Hospital, have developed an innovative nanoplatform that allows them to effectively deliver RNAi agents to the sites of cancer and suppress tumor growth and reduce metastasis in preclinical models of anaplastic thyroid cancer.
National Institutes of Health, DoD PCRP Synergistic Idea Development Award, the Koch-Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) Program in Nanotherapeutics, Movember-PCF Challenge Award, PCF Young Investigator Award, National Research Foundationof Korea

Contact: Haley Bridger
hbridger@partners.org
617-525-6383
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Public Release: 19-Jun-2016
Science Advances
Artificial synapse rivals biological ones in energy consumption
POSTECH researchers have succeeded in fabricating an organic nanofiber electronic device that emulates not only the important working principles and energy consumption of biological synapses but also the morphology. They recently published their findings in Science Advances, a new sister journal of Science.
Pioneer Research Center Program, Center for Advanced Soft-Electronics as Global Frontier Project, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning

Contact: Ms. YunMee Jung
ymjung@postech.ac.kr
82-542-792-417
Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH)

Public Release: 17-Jun-2016
Scientific Reports
Marrying superconductors, lasers, and Bose-Einstein condensates
As superconductors, lasers, and Bose-Einstein condensates all share a common feature, it has been expected that it should be able to see these features at the same time. A recent experiment in a global collaborative effort with teams from Japan, the United States, and Germany have observed for the first time experimental indication that this expectation is true.
JSPS, Space and Naval Warfare Systems, and others

Contact: Sheri Ledbetter
sledbett@chapman.edu
714-289-3143
Chapman University

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