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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 11-Apr-2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 8-Apr-2013
Nature Photonics
Nanowires have the power to revolutionize solar energy
Capture up to 12 times more light to produce more energy? Nanowires do just that and surpass expectations on solar energy production.

Contact: Hillary Sanctuary
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 8-Apr-2013
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Tin nanocrystals for the battery of the future
More powerful batteries could help electric cars achieve a considerably larger range and thus a breakthrough on the market. A new nanomaterial for lithium ion batteries developed in the labs of chemists at ETH Zurich and Empa could come into play here.

Contact: Maksym Kovalenko
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 8-Apr-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Surface diffusion plays a key role in defining the shapes of catalytic nanoparticles
Controlling the shapes of nanometer-sized catalytic and electrocatalytic particles made from noble metals such as platinum and palladium may be more complicated than previously thought.
National Science Foundation

Contact: John Toon
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 8-Apr-2013
Nature Materials
Cry me a river of possibility: Scientists design new adaptive material inspired by tears
Imagine highly precise, self-adjusting contact lenses that also clean themselves. A team of researchers at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University and Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences just moved these enticing notions much closer to reality by designing a new kind of adaptive material with tunable transparency and wettability features, as reported yesterday in the online version of Nature Materials.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of Naval Research, Wyss Institute at Harvard University

Contact: Kristen Kusek
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 4-Apr-2013
International Journal of Nautical Archaeology
Bronze warship ram reveals secrets
The Belgammel Ram, a 20kg bronze battering ram artifact dating to between 100BC and 100AD has been extensively tested and analyzed by five institutes to ascertain how it would have been made in ancient times. The development of new techniques and analyses will assist future research on similar artifacts.

Contact: Kim Marshall-Brown
National Oceanography Centre, UK

Public Release: 4-Apr-2013
Manchester leads the way in graphene membrane research
University of Manchester graphene researchers have been awarded a £3.5m funding boost that could bring desalination plants, safer food packaging and enhanced disease detection closer to reality.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Daniel Cochlin
University of Manchester

Public Release: 3-Apr-2013
A giant step toward miniaturization
Semiconductor nanowires are quasi-one-dimensional nanomaterials that have sparked a surge of interest as one of the most powerful and versatile nanotechnological building blocks with actual or potential impact on nanoelectronics, photonics, electromechanics, environmentally friendly energy conversion, biosensing, and neuro-engineering technologies.

Contact: Nathalie Rochette
514-340-4711 x2339
Polytechnique Montréal

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