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Public Release: 17-Apr-2013
Nature
Quantum computing taps nucleus of single atom
Australian engineers have demonstrated that quantum information can be "written" onto the nucleus of a single atom and "read" out with incredible accuracy. The result was achieved using a silicon chip that can be wired up and operated electronically. This world-first result will be published on April 18 in the journal Nature.
Australian Research Council, US Army Research Office

Contact: Myles Gough
myles.gough@unsw.edu.au
61-293-851-933
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 16-Apr-2013
Nature Communications
Small in size, big on power: New microbatteries the most powerful yet
The most powerful batteries on the planet are only a few millimeters in size, yet they pack such a punch that a driver could use a cellphone powered by these batteries to jump-start a dead car battery -- and then recharge the phone in the blink of an eye. Developed by researchers at the University of Illinois, the new microbatteries out-power even the best supercapacitors and could drive new applications in radio communications and compact electronics.
National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Liz Ahlberg
eahlberg@illinois.edu
217-244-1073
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 16-Apr-2013
Polymer platform technology innovates drug delivery
A University of Alberta pharmacy researcher has patented a nano-scale polymer that improves drug absorption, targets delivery and reduces side-effects.

Contact: Bryan Alary
bryan.alary@ualberta.ca
780-492-0436
University of Alberta

Public Release: 16-Apr-2013
Scientific Reports
NREL and Stanford team up on peel-and-stick solar cells
It may be possible soon to charge cell phones, change the tint on windows, or power small toys with peel-and-stick versions of solar cells, thanks to a partnership between Stanford University and the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. A scientific paper, "Peel and Stick: Fabricating Thin Film Solar Cells on Universal Substrates," appears in the online version of Scientific Reports, a subsidiary of the British scientific journal Nature.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Apr-2013
ACS Nano
Building a better capacitor with custom nanorods
A new process for growing forests of manganese dioxide nanorods may lead to the next generation of high-performance capacitors.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Marcia Goodrich
mlgoodri@mtu.edu
906-231-2551
Michigan Technological University

Public Release: 16-Apr-2013
Rapid Research Letters
Layered '2-D nanocrystals' promising new semiconductor
Researchers are developing a new type of semiconductor technology for future computers and electronics based on "two-dimensional nanocrystals" layered in sheets less than a nanometer thick that could replace today's transistors.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 16-Apr-2013
CIC nanoGUNE launches Simune, an atomic-scale simulations service for companies
CIC nanoGUNE launches a new service called Simune with the aim of supporting a large variety of companies and institutions in their R+D processes. This service will perform computer simulations in order to study the behavior of matter at the atomic scale. In this way, Simune will help to solve specific technological problems with a lower investment.

Contact: Oihane Lakar Iraizoz
o.lakar@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 15-Apr-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Plant protein puzzle solved
Researchers from North Carolina State University believe they have solved a puzzle that has long vexed science. The researchers provide the first three-dimensional model of an enzyme that links a simple sugar, glucose, into long-chain cellulose, the basic building block within plant cell walls that gives plants structure. Cellulose is nature's most abundant renewable biomaterial and an important resource for production of biofuels that represent alternatives to fossil fuels.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Mick Kulikowski
mick_kulikowski@ncsu.edu
919-515-8387
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 15-Apr-2013
Advanced Materials
UCLA researchers find nanodiamonds could improve effectiveness of breast cancer treatment
Researchers at the UCLA School of Dentistry and their collaborators have developed a new drug delivery system based on nanodiamonds to effectively delivery cancer chemotherapy. The agent they created, called a nanodiamond-lipid hybrid particle, or NDLP, was used to deliver the highly toxic chemotherapy drug epirubicin. When tested on mice with highly aggressive triple negative breast cancers the drug-carrying NDLP caused a marked reduction in tumor size while virtually eliminating the drug's devastating side effects.

Contact: Brianna Deane
bdeane@dentistry.ucla.edu
310-206-0835
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 15-Apr-2013
VCU Medical Center first in Virginia to implant telescope for macular degeneration
Physicians at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center have become the first in Virginia to successfully implant a telescope in a patient's eye to treat macular degeneration.

Contact: Eric Peters
petersem@vcu.edu
804-828-0563
Virginia Commonwealth University

Public Release: 14-Apr-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Nanosponges soak up toxins released by bacterial infections and venom
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have invented a "nanosponge" capable of safely removing a broad class of dangerous toxins from the bloodstream -- including toxins produced by MRSA, E. coli, poisonous snakes and bees.
National Science Foundation, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Contact: Catherine Hockmuth
chockmuth@ucsd.edu
858-822-1359
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 12-Apr-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New device could cut costs on household products, pharmaceuticals
A new procedure that thickens and thins fluid at the micron level could save consumers and manufacturers money, particularly for soap products that depend on certain molecules to effectively deal with grease and dirt. Researchers at the University of Washington published their findings online April 9 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Contact: Michelle Ma
mcma@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 11-Apr-2013
Small satellites becoming big deal for CU-Boulder students
NASA recently selected the University of Colorado Boulder as one of 24 institutions or organizations to fly tiny satellites designed and built by students as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned for launch in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
NASA, National Science Foundation

Contact: Scott Palo
scott.palo@colorado.edu
303-492-4289
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 11-Apr-2013
Nature Communications
Diamond as a building material for optical circuits
The application of light for information processing opens up a multitude of possibilities. Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have now for the first time used polycrystalline diamond to manufacture optical circuits and have published their results online in Nature Communications.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 11-Apr-2013
Science
Tiny wireless device shines light on mouse brain, generating reward
Using a miniature electronic device implanted in the brain, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign have tapped into the internal reward system of mice, prodding neurons to release dopamine, a chemical associated with pleasure. The scientists report their findings in the journal Science.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience, US Department of Energy

Contact: Jim Dryden
jdryden@wustl.edu
314-286-0110
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 10-Apr-2013
Nature Communications
Interdisciplinary team demonstrates superconducting qualities of topological insulators
An interdisciplinary research team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in collaboration with researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory's Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Department, has measured superconductive surface states in TIs where the bulk charge carriers were successfully depleted. Findings may prove useful in search for elusive Majorana quasiparticle.
Office of Naval Research

Contact: Nadya Mason
nadya@illinois.edu
217-244-9114
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 10-Apr-2013
Nucleic Acid Therapeutics
Nanoparticles boost therapeutic potential of siRNA drugs
New classes of drugs that can silence specific genes, such as small interfering RNAs (siRNAs), offer great therapeutic potential.

Contact: Vicki Cohn
vcohn@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100 x2156
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 10-Apr-2013
Chemist Bozhi Tian selected as 2013 Searle Scholar
Bozhi Tian, assistant professor in chemistry, has been named a 2013 Searle Scholar and will receive $300,000 to support his research over the next three years. Tian's Searle Scholar project is titled "Silicon-based Biomaterials for an Electrical Study of Single-Neuron Dynamics." The project will involve using nanoelectronic devices to study how neurons pass signals to one another in a neural network.
Searle Scholars Program

Contact: Steve Koppes
skoppes@uchicago.edu
773-702-8365
University of Chicago

Public Release: 9-Apr-2013
Probe to detect spread of breast cancer gets distribution boost
A device co-developed by a University of Houston physicist to detect the spread of breast cancer and allow physicians to better plan intervention is extending its market reach, bringing it another step closer to clinical trials in the US. An agreement was signed between UH spinoff Endomagnetics Ltd. and Sysmex Europe GmbH, which grants Sysmex the exclusive right to provide sales and support across the European, Middle-Eastern and African regions.

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston

Public Release: 9-Apr-2013
AACR Annual Meeting 2013
AACR: Positive data supports advancing BIND-014 to phase 2 clinical trials for solid tumors
BIND Therapeutics clinical investigators presented Phase 1 results with BIND-014, its targeted docetaxel Accurin, in 28 heavily-pretreated patients with advanced or metastatic solid tumors. BIND-014 was shown to be generally safe and well-tolerated at the established maximum tolerated dose and showed encouraging signs of anti-tumor activity including one complete response, three partial responses and five patients with stable disease lasting at least four cycles.
BIND Therapeutics

Contact: Kathryn Morris
kathryn@theyatesnetwork.com
845-635-9828
The Yates Network

Public Release: 9-Apr-2013
Nano Letters
A step toward optical transistors?
In results published online recently in the journal Nano Letters, McGill University researchers show that all-optical modulation and basic Boolean logic functionality -- key steps in the processing and generation of signals -- can be achieved by using laser-pulse inputs to manipulate the quantum mechanical state of a semiconductor nanocrystal.
Canada Foundation for Innovation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Fonds de recherche du Quebec - Nature et technologies

Contact: Chris Chipello
christopher.chipello@mcgill.ca
514-398-4201
McGill University

Public Release: 9-Apr-2013
Student, 16, progresses experimental way to kill cancer with gold nano 'bullets,' marvels experts
Cutting edge research into an experimental therapy that deploys nano-particles of gold in the fight against cancer earned a Canadian high school student, 16, top national honours today in the 2013 "Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada." India-born Arjun Nair, 16, a Grade 11 student from Calgary, Alberta, was awarded the top prize of $5,000 by a panel of eminent Canadian scientists assembled at the Ottawa headquarters of the National Research Council of Canada.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-538-8712
Bioscience Education Canada

Public Release: 9-Apr-2013
Nature Communications
Nanotechnology imaging breakthrough
A team led by Carnegie researcher Wenge Yang has made a major breakthrough in measuring the structure of nanomaterials under extremely high pressures. They developed a new way to get around the severe distortions of high-energy X-ray beams that are used to image the structure of a gold nanocrystal.
Energy Frontier Research Center

Contact: Wenge Yang
wyang@carnegiescience.edu
630-252-0487
Carnegie Institution

Public Release: 9-Apr-2013
Nature Communications
High pressure gold nanocrystal structure revealed
A major breakthrough in measuring the structure of nanomaterials under extremely high pressure has been made by researchers at the London Centre for Nanotechnology.

Contact: Clare Ryan
clare.ryan@ucl.ac.uk
44-020-310-83846
University College London

Public Release: 8-Apr-2013
NTU launches the Centre for Optical and Laser Engineering to boost competitiveness of local firms
Singapore's Nanyang Technological University has launched a new research center to help local companies sharpen their edge in optical and laser engineering in the face of global competition.

Contact: Lester Kok
lesterkok@ntu.edu.sg
Nanyang Technological University

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