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Public Release: 28-Sep-2012
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Nanosciences: All systems go at the biofactory
In order to assemble novel biomolecular machines, individual protein molecules must be installed at their site of operation with nanometer precision. LMU researchers have now found a way to do just that. Green light on protein assembly!

Contact: Dr. Kathrin Bilgeri
kathrin.bilgeri@lmu.de
49-892-180-6938
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Public Release: 27-Sep-2012
Nano Letters
Nickelblock: An element's love-hate relationship with battery electrodes
Battery materials on the nano-scale reveal how nickel forms a physical barrier that impedes the shuttling of lithium ions in the electrode, reducing how fast the materials charge and discharge. Published last week in Nano Letters, the research also suggests a way to improve the materials.
Department of Energy

Contact: Mary Beckman
mary.beckman@pnnl.gov
509-375-3688
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 27-Sep-2012
Science
Smooth as silk 'transient electronics' dissolve in body or environment
Tiny, biocompatible electronic devices, encapsulated in silk, dissolve harmlessly into their surroundings after a precise amount of time. These new "transient electronics" promise medical implants that never need surgical removal, as well as environmental monitors and consumer electronics that can become compost rather than trash. The researchers successfully tested a thermal device designed to monitor and prevent post-surgical infection and also created a 64 pixel digital camera.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kim Thurler
kim.thurler@tufts.edu
617-627-3175
Tufts University

Public Release: 25-Sep-2012
Lab on a Chip
Oscillating microscopic beads could be key to biolab on a chip
An MIT team finds a way to manipulate and measure magnetic particles without contact, potentially enabling multiple medical tests on a tiny device.
MIT/Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation, MIT/NanoStructures Laboratory

Contact: Caroline McCall
cmccall5@mit.edu
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 24-Sep-2012
Science
Yale researchers call for specialty metals recycling
An international policy is needed for recycling scarce specialty metals that are critical in the production of consumer goods, according to Yale researchers in Science.

Contact: David DeFusco
david.defusco@yale.edu
203-436-4842
Yale University

Public Release: 24-Sep-2012
ACS Nano
Exposing cancer's lethal couriers
New nanotechnology developed at Case Western Reserve University detects metastases in mouse models of breast cancer before they've grown into new tissues. Images of the precise location and extent of metastases could be used to guide surgery or ablation, or the same technology used to find the cancer could be used to deliver cancer-killing drugs.
American Cancer Society, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-368-4442
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 24-Sep-2012
Physical Review Letters
A clock that will last forever
Imagine a clock that will keep perfect time forever or a device that opens new dimensions into the study of quantum phenomena such as emergence and entanglement. Berkeley Lab researchers have proposed a space-time crystal based on an electric-field ion trap and the Coulomb repulsion of particles that carry the same electrical charge.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 24-Sep-2012
Nature Chemistry
Researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute engineer novel DNA barcode
Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have created a new kind of barcode that could come in an almost limitless array of styles -- with the potential to enable scientists to gather vastly more vital information, at one given time, than ever before. The method harnesses the natural ability of DNA to self-assemble, as reported today in the online issue of Nature Chemistry.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Wyss Institute

Contact: Kristen Kusek
kristen.kusek@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-8266
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 20-Sep-2012
Science
Researchers develop new 'stamping' process to pattern biomolecules at high resolution
UCLA researchers have used rubber stamps to pattern biomolecules in a new way. Instead of using molecular "inks" transferred from the stamps to substrates, the new method removes molecules already in place on the surface, by having them react with the stamp surface. In the new "subtractive" printing process, the rubber stamps selectively remove patterns from molecular monolayers with much higher pattern fidelity than with conventional soft lithography and can be used over and over again.

Contact: Jennifer Marcus
jmarcus@cnsi.ucla.edu
310-267-4839
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 20-Sep-2012
Current Biology
The original Twitter? Tiny electronic tags monitor birds' social networks
A tiny, electronic tag provides a first look at the social lives of small animals in the wild. Using the tags to track New Caledonian crows revealed a surprising amount of interaction among the tool-using birds.

Contact: Hannah Hickey
hickeyh@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 20-Sep-2012
Sanford-Burnham's Erkki Ruoslahti named to Thomson Reuters' Nobel Prize watch list
Thomson Reuters has selected Erkki Ruoslahti, M.D., Ph.D., cancer researcher and distinguished professor at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, as one of its 2012 Citation Laureates. Citation Laureates are scientists that Thomson Reuters has predicted to win the Nobel Prize.

Contact: Heather Buschman, Ph.D.
hbuschman@sanfordburnham.org
858-795-5343
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

Public Release: 20-Sep-2012
NSF awards $1.2 million grant to Clemson professor for energy storage research
Clemson University physics professor Apparao Rao has received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to explore the use of carbon nanomaterials for energy storage.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Apparao M. Rao
arao@clemson.edu
864-656-6758
Clemson University

Public Release: 20-Sep-2012
Optical waveguide connects semiconductor chips
A team of KIT researchers directed by Professor Christian Koos has succeeded in developing a novel optical connection between semiconductor chips. "Photonic wire bonding" reaches data transmission rates in the range of several terabits per second and is suited perfectly for production on the industrial scale. In the future, this technology may be used in high-performance emitter-receiver systems for optical data transmission and, thus, contribute to reducing energy consumption of the internet. The scientists published their results in the journal "Optics Express".

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

Public Release: 19-Sep-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
UGA researchers boost efficacy of drugs by using nanoparticles to target 'powerhouse of cells'
Nanoparticles have shown great promise in the targeted delivery of drugs to cells, but researchers at the University of Georgia have refined the drug delivery process further by using nanoparticles to deliver drugs to a specific organelle within cells.
National Institutes of Health, University of Georgia

Contact: Shanta Dhar
shanta@uga.edu
706-542-1012
University of Georgia

Public Release: 19-Sep-2012
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental
A TECNALIA study reveals the loss of nanomaterials in surface treatments caused by water
Researchers at TECNALIA recently published a study in the prestigious science magazine, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, which reveals the emission of nanomaterials caused by water runoff on surfaces containing nanomaterials. These surface treatments are employed in numerous consumption and construction products, so evidences of the presence of engineered nanomaterials are beginning to appear in the environment. Concerns about their toxicity for human or the environment rose in the last years, so further studies are required.

Contact: Aitziber Lasa Iglesias
a.lasa@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 19-Sep-2012
Nature
World record holder
Northwestern University scientists have developed a thermoelectric material that is the best in the world at converting waste heat to electricity. This is very good news once you realize nearly two-thirds of energy input is lost as waste heat. The material could signify a paradigm shift. With a very environmentally stable material that is expected to convert 15 to 20 percent of waste heat to useful electricity, thermoelectrics now could see more widespread adoption by industry.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 19-Sep-2012
Nature
Single-atom writer a landmark for quantum computing
A research team led by Australian engineers has created the first working quantum bit based on a single atom in silicon, opening the way to ultra-powerful quantum computers of the future. In a landmark paper published today in the journal Nature, the team describes how it was able to both read and write information using the spin, or magnetic orientation, of an electron bound to a single phosphorus atom embedded in a silicon chip.
Australian Research Council, US Army Research Office, New South Wales Government, University of New South Wales, University of Melbourne

Contact: Bob Beale
bbeale@unsw.edu.au
61-411-705-435
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 18-Sep-2012
NRL demonstrates high durability of nanotube transistors to the harsh space environment
Investigating the effects of prolonged exposure to ionizing radiation, NRL researchers demonstrate the ability of single walled carbon nanotube transistors to survive the harsh space environment.

Contact: Daniel Parry
nrl1030@ccs.nrl.navy.mil
202-767-2541
Naval Research Laboratory

Public Release: 17-Sep-2012
High-flying NASA aircraft helps develop new science instruments
Over the next few weeks, an ER-2 high altitude research aircraft operating out of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., will take part in the development of two future satellite instruments. The aircraft will fly test models of these instruments at altitudes greater than 60,000 feet to gather information researchers can use to develop ways to handle data future spaceborne versions will collect.
National Air and Space Administration

Contact: George Hale
george.r.hale@nasa.gov
301-614-5853
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 17-Sep-2012
Scientific Reports
Newly demonstrated capabilities of low-powered nanotweezers may benefit cellular-level studies
Using ultra-low input power densities, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated for the first time how low-power "optical nanotweezers" can be used to trap, manipulate, and probe nanoparticles, including fragile biological samples.

Contact: Kimani C. Toussaint, Jr.
ktoussai@illinois.edu
217-244-4088
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 17-Sep-2012
Ancient diatoms could make biofuels, electronics and health food -- at the same time
Diatoms, tiny marine life forms that have been around since the dinosaurs, could finally make biofuel production from algae truly cost-effective –- because they can simultaneously produce other valuable products such as semiconductors, biomedical products and even health foods.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Greg Rorrer
rorrergl@engr.orst.edu
541-737-3370
Oregon State University

Public Release: 17-Sep-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Precision motion tracking – Thousands of cells at a time
Researchers have developed a new way to observe and track large numbers of rapidly moving objects under a microscope, capturing precise motion paths in three dimensions.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Josh Chamot
jchamot@nsf.gov
703-292-7730
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 15-Sep-2012
Stanford faculty awarded $2.2 million for innovative energy research
Stanford's Precourt Institute, TomKat Center and Precourt Energy Efficiency Center have awarded nine faculty seed grants for cutting-edge energy research.
Precourt Institute for Energy, TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University

Public Release: 14-Sep-2012
New NIH/NHGRI grants to harness nanoscale technologies to cut DNA sequencing costs
Grants of almost $19 million will help to develop technologies to dramatically reduce the cost of DNA sequencing, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health, announced today.
NIH

Contact: Omar McCrimmon
mccrimmono@mail.nih.gov
301-402-0911
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Public Release: 13-Sep-2012
Advanced Materials
Nanoengineers can print 3D microstructures in mere seconds
A novel technology can fabricate, in mere seconds, microscale three dimensional (3D) structures out of soft, biocompatible hydrogels. The technology could lead to the ability to print biological tissues for regenerative medicine. Chen is able to print tissues that mimic nature's fine-grained details, including blood vessels, which are essential for distributing nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.
National Institutes of Health

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

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