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Public Release: 18-Nov-2012
Nature Biotechnology
Breakthrough nanoparticle halts multiple sclerosis
In a breakthrough for nanotechnology and multiple sclerosis (MS), a biodegradable nanoparticle delivers an antigen that tricks the immune system and halts MS in mice. The approach, the first that doesn't suppress the immune system, is being tested in a clinical trial for MS patients, but with white blood cells delivering the antigen. The nanoparticle is an easier, cheaper option and can be used in other immune-related diseases including Type 1 diabetes, food and airway allergies.
Myelin Repair Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Marla Paul
Northwestern University

Public Release: 16-Nov-2012
New program draws young artists into science
Artists and scientists often share a common goal: making the invisible visible. Yet artistically talented students, especially girls, often shy away from scientific careers. A new four-year, $1.2 million program led by the University of Alaska Fairbanks blends the art, biology and physics of color into a series of summer academies, science cafes and activity kits designed to inspire art-interested students to enter careers in science.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Marie Thoms
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Public Release: 16-Nov-2012
Scientific Reports
Antenna-on-a-chip rips the light fantastic
A Rice University lab produces a micron-scale spatial light modulator like those used in sensing and imaging devices, but with the potential to run orders of magnitude faster.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Mike Williams
Rice University

Public Release: 15-Nov-2012
Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
Medical vital-sign monitoring reduced to the size of a postage stamp
Electrical engineers have developed new technology to monitor medical vital signs, with sophisticated sensors so small and cheap they could fit onto a bandage, be manufactured in high volumes and cost less than a quarter. When commercialized, the technology could have many potential applications due to its powerful performance, small size, and low cost.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Patrick Chiang
Oregon State University

Public Release: 15-Nov-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Simplifying heart surgery with stretchable electronics devices
A catheter made from stretchable electronics can serve triple-duty during heart surgery, Northwestern University researchers have found. The findings could make cardiac ablation surgeries simpler and safer.

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 15-Nov-2012
Scientific Reports
These bots were made for walking: Cells power biological machines
They're soft, biocompatible, about 7 millimeters long -- and, incredibly, able to walk by themselves. Miniature "bio-bots" developed at the University of Illinois are making tracks in synthetic biology. The walking bio-bots demonstrate the Illinois team's ability to forward-engineer functional machines using only hydrogel, heart cells and a 3-D printer. The bio-bots could be customized for specific applications in medicine, energy or the environment.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Liz Ahlberg
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 15-Nov-2012
Physicists skirt thermal vibration, transfer optical signal via mechanical oscillator
Using tiny radiation pressure forces, physicists converted an optical field, or signal, from one color to another, aided by a "dark mode." The conversion occurs through the coupling between light and a mechanical oscillator, without interruption by thermal mechanical vibrations.
National Science Foundation, US Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Jim Barlow
University of Oregon

Public Release: 15-Nov-2012
Optical microscopes lend a hand to graphene research
The remarkable properties and subsequent applications of graphene have been well-documented since it was first isolated in 2004; however, researchers are still trying to find a quick, cheap and efficient way of measuring its thickness.

Contact: Michael Bishop
Institute of Physics

Public Release: 15-Nov-2012
Wax-filled nanotech yarn behaves like powerful, super-strong muscle
New artificial muscles made from nanotech yarns and infused with paraffin wax can lift more than 100,000 times their own weight and generate 85 times more mechanical power during contraction than the same size natural muscle, according to scientists at the University of Texas at Dallas and their international team. The artificial muscles are yarns constructed from carbon nanotubes.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of Naval Research, Robert A. Welch Foundation

Contact: Amanda Siegfried
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 14-Nov-2012
NIST study suggests carbon nanotubes may protect DNA from oxidation
NIST researchers have provided evidence that single-wall carbon nanotubes may help protect DNA molecules from damage by oxidation, which can lead to mutations. More studies are needed to see if the in vitro protective effect of nanotubes reported in the laboratory also occurs in vivo, that is, within a living organism.

Contact: Michael E. Newman
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 14-Nov-2012
Nature Communications
'Cloning' could make structurally pure nanotubes for nanoelectronics
Researchers from the University of Southern California and NIST have demonstrated a technique for growing virtually pure samples of single-wall carbon nanotubes with identical structures, a process they liken to "cloning" the nanotubes. If it can be suitably scaled up, their approach could solve an important materials problem in nanoelectronics: producing carbon nanotubes of a specific structure to order.
Semiconductor Research Corporation's Focus Center Research Program, Functional Engineered Nano Architectonics, Office of Naval Research

Contact: Michael Baum
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 14-Nov-2012
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Paper-and-scissors technique rocks the nano world
Sometimes simplicity is best. Northwestern University researchers have discovered an easy way to make nanofluidic devices: using paper and scissors. And they can cut a device into any shape and size, adding to the method's versatility. Nanofluidic devices are attractive because their thin channels can transport ions -- and with them a higher than normal electric current -- making them promising for use in batteries and new systems for water purification, harvesting energy and DNA sorting.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 14-Nov-2012
Nature Communications
USC scientists 'clone' carbon nanotubes to unlock their potential for use in electronics
Scientists have developed a method of "cloning" carbon nanotubes for use as semiconductors in electronics.
Semiconductor Research Corporation, Office of Naval Research

Contact: Robert Perkins
University of Southern California

Public Release: 14-Nov-2012
Nanometer-scale diamond tips improve nano-manufacturing
One of the most promising innovations of nanotechnology has been the ability to perform rapid nanofabrication using nanometer-scale tips. The fabrication speed can be dramatically increased by using heat. High speed and high temperature have been known to degrade the tipů until now. Researchers have created a new type of nano-tip for thermal processing, which is made entirely out of diamond.

Contact: William P. King
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 14-Nov-2012
New freeform standards to support scanning CMMs
The National Physical Laboratory, the UK's National Measurement Institute, has developed a new range of three dimensional standards for verifying freeform coordinate measurement machines. The standard allows the verification of portable and fixed non-contact coordinate measuring systems such as those employing laser scanning and fringe projection technologies, as well as those employing tactile sensors. It also helps evaluate the surface measurement capabilities of new scanning measurement technologies.

Contact: David Lewis
National Physical Laboratory

Public Release: 13-Nov-2012
Physical Review Letters
Optical boomerangs, ultralight fractal materials, and more
Physicists bend light around corners, design ultralight and strong fractal materials, and find evidence for the arrow of time at the microscopic scale.

Contact: Matteo Rini
American Physical Society

Public Release: 13-Nov-2012
Computer memory could increase fivefold from advances in self-assembling polymers
The researchers' technique, which relies on a process known as directed-self assembly, is being given a real-world test run in collaboration with one of the world's leading innovators in disk drives.
Nissan Chemical Company, Rashid Engineering Regents Chair

Contact: Daniel Oppenheimer
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 12-Nov-2012
Advanced Functional Materials
'Strain tuning' reveals promise in nanoscale manufacturing
ORNL researcher combined theoretical and experimental studies to understand and control the self-assembly of insulating barium zirconium oxide nanodots and nanorods within barium-copper-oxide superconducting films.

Contact: Bill Cabage
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 12-Nov-2012
UT Arlington physics team demonstrates new power generation technique
University of Texas at Arlington and Louisiana Tech University researchers created a hybrid nanomaterial that can be used to convert light and thermal energy into electrical current. The team built a prototype thermoelectric generator they hope can eventually produce milliwatts for use in devices such as self-powering sensors, low-power electronic devices and implantable biomedical micro-devices, they said. UT Arlington's Wei Chen has also coupled gold nanoparticles with copper sulfide nanoparticles for potential use in cancer therapy.

Contact: Traci Peterson
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 12-Nov-2012
Geophysical Journal International
Surveying Earth's interior with atomic clocks
Ultraprecise portable atomic clocks are on the verge of a breakthrough. An international team lead by scientists from the University of Zurich shows that it may be possible to use the latest generation of atomic clocks to resolve structures within the Earth.

Contact: Ruxandra Bondarescu
University of Zurich

Public Release: 11-Nov-2012
Nature Physics
First noiseless single photon amplifier
Research physicists have demonstrated the first device capable of amplifying the information in a single particle of light without adding noise.

Contact: Helen Wright
Griffith University

Public Release: 11-Nov-2012
Nature Medicine
Detection, analysis of 'cell dust' may allow diagnosis, monitoring of brain cancer
A novel miniature diagnostic platform using nuclear magnetic resonance technology is capable of detecting minuscule cell particles known as microvesicles in a drop of blood. Microvesicles shed by cancer cells are even more numerous than those released by normal cells, so detecting them could prove a simple means for diagnosing cancer.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sue McGreevey
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 8-Nov-2012
Nature Biotechnology
Medical devices powered by the ear itself
For the first time, researchers power an implantable electronic device using an electrical potential -- a natural battery -- deep in the inner ear.

Contact: Kimberly Allen
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 8-Nov-2012
Springer to publish new open access journal with the Korean Society for Micro and Nano Systems
Beginning in March 2013, Springer and the Korean Society for Micro and Nano Systems will partner to publish a new interdisciplinary journal Micro and Nano Systems Letters. As a fully sponsored open access journal, it will be part of the SpringerOpen portfolio, available on

Contact: Renate Bayaz

Public Release: 8-Nov-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
What if the nanoworld slides
Some researchers at the International School for Advanced Studies have published in PNAS a study to better understand sliding friction in nanotribology: a new simulation model opens the way to new research methods, thanks to colloidal crystals.

Contact: Federica Sgorbissa
International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA)

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