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Public Release: 5-Sep-2012
Center will create self-powered health monitoring devices
North Carolina State University will lead a national nanotechnology research effort to create self-powered devices to help people monitor their health and understand how the surrounding environment affects it, the National Science Foundation announced today.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 4-Sep-2012
Nucleic Acid Therapeutics
Realizing the promise of RNA nanotechnology for new drug development
The use of RNA in nanotechnology applications is highly promising for many applications, including the development of new therapeutic compounds.

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

Public Release: 4-Sep-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Waste not, power up
Materials scientists are rescuing waste silicon and recycling it into anodes for lithium-ion batteries.
US Army Research Office, National Scientific Research Foundation, TINTIN Project

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

Public Release: 4-Sep-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Every atom counts in graphene formation
Rice University researchers detail the atom-by-atom energies at play in the chemical vapor deposition process of creating graphene.
Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Robert Welch Foundation

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

Public Release: 4-Sep-2012
Nano Today
New study shows promise in using RNA nanotechnology to treat cancers and viral infections
A new study by University of Kentucky researchers shows promise for developing ultrastable RNA nanoparticles that may help treat cancer and viral infections by regulating cell function and binding to cancers without harming surrounding tissue.

Contact: Allison Perry
allison.perry@uky.edu
859-323-2399
University of Kentucky

Public Release: 3-Sep-2012
Photon 12
'Magic carpet' could help prevent falls
A 'magic carpet' which can immediately detect when someone has fallen and can help to predict mobility problems has been demonstrated by University of Manchester scientists.

Contact: Daniel Cochlin
daniel.cochlin@manchester.ac.uk
0044-161-275-8387
University of Manchester

Public Release: 31-Aug-2012
Small
Researchers develop new, less expensive nanolithography technique
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new nanolithography technique that is less expensive than other approaches and can be used to create technologies with biomedical applications.

Contact: Matt Shipman
matt_shipman@ncsu.edu
919-515-6386
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 30-Aug-2012
IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnolgy
'Nanoresonators' might improve cell phone performance
Researchers have learned how to mass produce tiny mechanical devices that could help cell phone users avoid the nuisance of dropped calls and slow downloads. The devices are designed to ease congestion over the airwaves to improve the performance of cell phones and other portable devices.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 30-Aug-2012
Lab course that starts with students' own ideas wins Science magazine prize
With Exploring Gold Nanoparticles, the course module chosen to win the Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction, students receive a chemical equation for the synthesis of gold nanoparticles. They then conduct experiments, synthesizing different sizes of nanoparticles using varying amounts of sodium citrate, for instance, and using laser pointers to collect evidence related to the nature of the reactants and the products.

Contact: Natasha Pinol
npinol@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 29-Aug-2012
Nano Letters
'Nano machine shop' shapes nanowires, ultrathin films
A new "nano machine shop" that shapes nanowires and ultrathin films could represent a future manufacturing method for tiny structures with potentially revolutionary properties.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 29-Aug-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Collagen-seeking synthetic protein could lead doctors to tumor locations
A new synthetic protein can pinpoint cancer and other diseases in the body by finding nearby damaged collagen.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Defense

Contact: Phil Sneiderman
prs@jhu.edu
443-287-9960
Johns Hopkins University

Public Release: 29-Aug-2012
Early career distinction: Prestigious award recognizes physicist's work in electron dynamics
Matthias Kling, assistant professor of physics, recently received the Early Career Research Program Award from the US Department of Energy. Kling will receive $750,000 to support his research titled "Electron Dynamics in Nanostructures in Strong Laser Fields."
US Department of Energy

Contact: Matthias Kling
kling@k-state.edu
785-532-1615
Kansas State University

Public Release: 29-Aug-2012
Soaking up the Sun
Engineers from Drexel University and The University of Pennsylvania are teaming up to make dye-sensitized solar panels more efficient. The group is using mathematical modeling to test the use of nanotubes and a polymer substrate in the panels.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Britt Faulstick
bef29@drexel.edu
215-895-2617
Drexel University

Public Release: 29-Aug-2012
Nano Letters
Breakthrough in nanotechnology
A University of Central Florida assistant professor has developed a new material using nanotechnology, which could help keep pilots and sensitive equipment safe from destructive lasers.

Contact: Zenaida Kotala
zenaida.kotala@ucf.edu
407-823-6120
University of Central Florida

Public Release: 29-Aug-2012
Researchers pioneer world's first HIV/AIDS nanomedicines
Scientists at the University of Liverpool are leading a 1.65 million project to produce and test the first nanomedicines for treating HIV/AIDS. The research project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, aims to produce cheaper, more effective medicines which have fewer side effects and are easier to give to newborns and children.

Contact: Sarah Stamper
sarah.stamper@liv.ac.uk
01-517-943-044
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 29-Aug-2012
Project MICREAgents: Self-assembling smart microscopic reagents to pioneer pourable electronics
The project MICREAgents plans to build autonomous self-assembling electronic microreagents that are almost as small as cells. They will exchange chemical and electronic information to jointly direct complex chemical reactions and analyses in the solutions they are poured into. The EU supports the project within the FP7 program with 3.4 million Euros for three years. Four research groups at RUB will join forces with top teams across Europe, from Israel and New Zealand.
EU FP7 programme

Contact: Prof. Dr. John S. McCaskill
john.mccaskill@rub.de
49-234-322-7702
Ruhr-University Bochum

Public Release: 28-Aug-2012
Nature Communications
Magnetic vortex reveals key to spintronic speed limit
Spintronics use electron spin to write and read information. To mobilize this emerging technology, scientists must understand exactly how to manipulate spin as a carrier of computer code. Now, scientists at Brookhaven Lab have precisely measured a key parameter of electron interactions called non-adiabatic spin torque that is essential to the development of spintronic devices. This unprecedented precision guides the reading and writing of digital information and sets the spintronic speed limit.
US Department of Energy/Office of Science

Contact: Justin Eure
jeure@bnl.gov
631-344-2347
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 27-Aug-2012
Nature Nanotechnology
A new look at proteins in living cells
Nongjian (NJ) Tao, Professor of Electrical Engineering, and director of the Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute has devised a new technique for examining the binding kinetics of membrane proteins.

Contact: Joseph Caspermeyer
Joseph.Caspermeyer@asu.edu
Arizona State University

Public Release: 27-Aug-2012
Nature Nanotechnology
New imaging technique homes in on electrocatalysis of nanoparticles
Nongjian (NJ) Tao -- a researcher at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute -- has found a clever way to measure catalytical reactions of single nanoparticles and multiple particles printed in arrays, which will help characterize and improve existing nanoparticle catalysts, and advance the search for new ones.

Contact: Joseph Caspermeyer
Joseph.Caspermeyer@asu.edu
Arizona State University

Public Release: 27-Aug-2012
Angewandte Chemie
Controlling superconductors with light
Proffesor Yoram Dagan of Tel Aviv University says that by shining a light on a thin layer of molecules coating a material, he is able to control the critical temperature at which the material can act as a superconductor. His method might be used to develop more powerful computing devices able to save data and run continuously without generating heat and wasting energy.

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 27-Aug-2012
Advanced Functional Materials
The laser beam as a '3-D painter'
With laser beams, molecules can be fixed at exactly the right position in a three dimensional material. The new method developed at the Vienna University of Technology can be used to grow biological tissue or to create micro sensors.

Contact: Florian Aigner
florian.aigner@tuwien.ac.at
43-158-801-41027
Vienna University of Technology

Public Release: 26-Aug-2012
Nature Materials
Researchers develop method to grow artificial tissues with embedded nanoscale sensors
A multi-institutional research team has developed a method for embedding networks of biocompatible nanoscale wires within engineered tissues. These networks -- which mark the first time that electronics and tissue have been truly merged in 3-D -- allow direct tissue sensing and potentially stimulation, a potential boon for development of engineered tissues that incorporate capabilities for monitoring and stimulation, and of devices for screening new drugs.
National Institutes of Health, McKnight Foundation, Boston Children's Hospital

Contact: Keri Stedman
keri.stedman@childrens.harvard.edu
617-919-2110
Boston Children's Hospital

Public Release: 26-Aug-2012
Nature Materials
Merging the biological and the electronic
Harvard scientists have, for the first, time created a type of "cyborg" tissue by embedding a three-dimensional network of functional, bio-compatible nanoscale wires into engineered human tissues.
National Institutes of Health, McKnight Foundation, Boston Children's Hospital

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

Public Release: 26-Aug-2012
Nature Nanotechnology
Weighing molecules 1 at a time
A team led by scientists at the California Institute of Technology has made the first-ever mechanical device that can measure the mass of individual molecules one at a time.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Lawren Markle
lmarkle@caltech.edu
626-395-3226
California Institute of Technology

Public Release: 26-Aug-2012
Nature Nanotechnology
New wave of technologies possible after ground-breaking analysis tool developed
A revolutionary tool created by scientists at the University of Sheffield has enabled researchers to analyze nanometer-sized devices without destroying them for the first time, opening the door to a new wave of technologies.

Contact: Paul Mannion
p.f.mannion@sheffield.ac.uk
01-142-229-851
University of Sheffield

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