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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

Public Release: 20-Jul-2016
Applied Materials and Interfaces
Functionalized surfaces with tailored wettability determine Influenza A infectivity
Findings pave the way for the design of new and more effective antimicrobial surfaces.

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

Public Release: 19-Jul-2016
Nanoscale
New nanoscale technologies could revolutionize microscopes, study of disease
Research completed through a collaboration with University of Missouri engineers, biologists, and chemists could transform how scientists study molecules and cells at sub-microscopic (nanoscale) levels. Shubra Gangopadhyay, an electrical and computer engineer and her team at MU recently published studies outlining a new, relatively inexpensive imaging platform that enables single molecule imaging. This patented method highlights Gangopadhyay's more than 30 years of nanoscale research that has proven invaluable in biological research and battling diseases.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 19-Jul-2016
Nature Communications
Electron spin control: Levitated nanodiamond is research gem
Researchers have demonstrated how to control the 'electron spin' of a nanodiamond while it is levitated with lasers in a vacuum, an advance that could find applications in quantum information processing, sensors and studies into the fundamental physics of quantum mechanics.
National Science Foundation

Contact: emil venere
venere@purdue.edu
765-494-4709
Purdue University

Public Release: 19-Jul-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
A mini-antenna for the data processing of tomorrow
With the rapid advance of miniaturization, data processing using electric currents faces tough challenges, some of which are insurmountable. Magnetic spin waves are a promising alternative for the transfer of information in even more compact chips. Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, as part of an international research venture, have now succeeded in generating spin waves with extremely short wavelengths in the nanometer range -- a key feature for their future application.

Contact: Simon Schmitt
s.schmitt@hzdr.de
49-351-260-3400
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Public Release: 19-Jul-2016
Advanced Materials
Research team led by NUS scientists develop plastic flexible magnetic memory device
Associate Professor Yang Hyunsoo from the National University of Singapore led a research team to successfully embed a powerful magnetic memory chip on a flexible plastic material. This malleable memory chip hails a breakthrough in the flexible electronics revolution, and brings researchers a step closer towards making flexible, wearable electronics a reality in the near future.

Contact: Carolyn Fong
carolyn@nus.edu.sg
65-651-65399
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 19-Jul-2016
Applied Physics Letters
Minimalist swimming microrobots
When scaling down robots to the micrometer scale for tiny tasks such as incising tissue and puncturing retinal veins, minimalism is key. To make smaller, simpler microrobots, researchers at Drexel University have developed a fabrication method which utilizes the minimum geometric requirements for fluid motion -- consisting of just two conjoined microparticles coated with bits of magnetic debris.

Contact: AIP Media Line
media@aip.org
301-209-3090
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Scientists glimpse inner workings of atomically thin transistors
With an eye to the next generation of tech gadgetry, a team of physicists at The University of Texas at Austin has had the first-ever glimpse into what happens inside an atomically thin semiconductor device. In doing so, they discovered that an essential function for computing may be possible within a space so small that it's effectively one-dimensional.
US Department of Energy, Welch Foundation, Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation

Contact: Christine Sinatra
christine.sinatra@austin.utexas.edu
512-471-4641
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Scientific Reports
Liver tissue model accurately replicates hepatocyte metabolism, response to toxins
A team of researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Engineering in Medicine have created a 'liver on a chip,' a model of liver tissue that replicates the metabolic variations found throughout the organ and more accurately reflects the distinctive patterns of liver damage caused by exposure to environmental toxins, including pharmaceutical overdose.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Noah Brown
nbrown9@partners.org
617-643-3907
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Rice's 'antenna-reactor' catalysts offer best of both worlds
In a find that could transform some of the world's most energy-intensive manufacturing processes, researchers at Rice University's Laboratory for Nanophotonics have unveiled a new method for uniting light-capturing photonic nanomaterials and high-efficiency metal catalysts.
Air Force Office of Science and Research, Welch Foundation, National Science Foundation, German Academic Exchange Service

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

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Nanoscale
Researchers discover key mechanism for producing solar cells
Researchers from the University of Houston have reported the first explanation for how a class of materials changes during production to more efficiently absorb light, a critical step toward the large-scale manufacture of better and less-expensive solar panels.

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

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Bioengineering & Translational Medicine
Research examines how to optimize nanoparticles for efficient drug delivery
Nanoparticles are being studied as drug delivery systems to treat a wide variety of diseases. New research delves into the physical properties of nanoparticles that are important for successfully delivering therapeutics within the body, with a primary focus on size. This is especially important as relatively subtle differences in size can affect cell uptake and determine the fate of nanoparticles once within cells.

Contact: Penny Smith
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
Wiley

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Archives of Toxicology
Toxicological cross-check
Flame retardants are invisible assistants in car seats, gasket sealants, furniture and even in airplanes. However, their ingredients are not always harmless. Empa researchers developed three innovative flame retardants and tested them for toxicity; not all of them passed the test.

Contact: Dr. Cordula Hirsch
cordula.hirsch@empa.ch
41-587-657-791
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Nature Communications
Graphene photodetectors: Thinking outside the 2-D box
The efficient detection of low-energy photons constitutes one of the main challenges faced by future optoelectronics. Finding new ways of sensing and harvesting these photons is crucial for the development of technologies such as silicon photonics, pollution sensing and next-generation solar.

Contact: Alina Hirschmann
alina.hirschmann@icfo.eu
0034-935-542-246
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Energy & Environmental Science
The future of perovskite solar cells has just got brighter -- come rain or shine
A team of Korean researchers led by Taiho Park at POSTECH, Korea, has found a new method to improve not only the efficiency, but stability and humidity tolerance of perovskite solar cells. Park and his students, Guan-Woo Kim and Gyeongho Kang, designed a hydrophobic conducting polymer that has high hole mobility without the need of additives, which tend to easily absorb moisture in the air. They recently published their findings in Energy & Environmental Science.
Center for Advanced Soft Electronics, Global Frontier Research Program, National Research Foundation of Korea, Korean government

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

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Sponges and shells get settled at ZIK B CUBE
ZIK B CUBE -- a research center for molecular bioengineering at TU Dresden -- is extending its research scope and welcomes a new junior research group led by Dr. Igor Zlotnikov. With €4.6 million of financial support for five years from the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Zlotnikov gets the opportunity to build up his team, which will study the role of internal interfaces in biological tissues formation and function.
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

Contact: Dr. Igor Zlotnikov
zlotnikov@bcube-dresden.de
49-351-463-40359
Technische Universität Dresden

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Nature Materials
Scientists develop way to upsize nanostructures into light, flexible 3-D printed materials
Researchers have devised a new process to create lightweight, strong and super elastic 3-D printed metallic nanostructured materials with unprecedented scalability, opening the door for applications in aerospace, military and automotive industries.

Contact: Lindsey Haugh
jangus@vt.edu
540-231-2476
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
Smallest hard disk to date writes information atom by atom
Every day, modern society creates more than a billion gigabytes of new data. To store all this data, it is increasingly important that each single bit occupies as little space as possible. A team of scientists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University managed to bring this reduction to the ultimate limit: they built a memory of 1 kilobyte (8,000 bits), where each bit is represented by the position of one single chlorine atom.
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter, Kavli Foundation

Contact: Sander Otte
A.F.Otte@tudelft.nl
31-152-788-998
Delft University of Technology

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Microsystems & Nanoengineering
Researchers invent 'smart' thread that collects diagnostic data when sutured into tissue
Researchers led by Tufts University engineers for the first time have integrated nano-scale sensors, electronics and microfluidics into threads -- ranging from simple cotton to sophisticated synthetics -- that can be sutured through multiple layers of tissue to gather diagnostic data wirelessly.
National Science Foundation Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation

Contact: Patrick Collins
patrick.collins@tufts.edu
617-627-4173
Tufts University

Public Release: 15-Jul-2016
Nanoscale Horizons
Easier, faster, cheaper: A full-filling approach to making nanotubes of consistent quality
To prevent filling of the cores of single-wall carbon nanotubes with water or other detrimental substances, researchers advise intentionally prefilling them with a desired chemical of known properties. Taking this step before separating and dispersing the materials, yields a consistently uniform collection of nanotubes. In quantity and quality, the results are superior to water-filled nanotubes, especially for optical applications such as sensors and photodetectors.

Contact: Mark Bello
mark.bello@nist.gov
301-975-3776
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 15-Jul-2016
Scientific Reports
Scientists move 1 step closer to creating an invisibility cloak
Scientists at Queen Mary University of London have made an object disappear by using a material with nano-size particles that can enhance specific properties on the object's surface.
Engineering Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Neha Okhandiar
n.okhandiar@qmul.ac.uk
Queen Mary University of London

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
Chemical Communications
Researchers uncover new light harvesting potentials
Griffith University researchers have discovered significant new potentials for light harvesting through narrowing the bandgap of titania and graphene quantum dots.

Contact: Stephanie Bedo
s.bedo@griffith.edu.au
040-872-7734
Griffith University

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
Scientific Reports
Crossing the barriers: Pharmacy researchers improving drug delivery
A number of drugs -- from insulin to cancer chemotherapy -- can be delivered only via injections, which are far more difficult for patients than taking a simple tablet or pill. It can also be more expensive, as this type of drug has to be prepared very carefully and sometimes can only be administered in a clinical setting.

Contact: Holly Shive
hshive@tamhsc.edu
979-436-0613
Texas A&M University

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
New dissolvable metal support enables 3-D printing of complex metallic structures
Researchers have fabricated dissolvable carbon steel structures using 3-D printing technology that can provide temporary support for components of larger stainless steel structures made by additive manufacturing. The first-of-its-kind soluble metal support is subsequently removed via electrochemical etching in nitric acid with bubbling oxygen, as described in an article in 3-D Printing and Additive Manufacturing.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
kryan@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

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