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Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
MU scientist and inventor advances the study of nanomedicine
Nanomedicine is the medical application of nanotechnology, or the use of microscopic structures to image and treat disease. Current problems in nanomedicine include understanding the potentially toxic impact these nanostructures have on the body and the environment. Kattesh Katti, a researcher at the University of Missouri, is developing nano-scale molecules, including gold nanoparticles and other 'green' technologies, to image and treat diseases such as cancer, Parkinson's disease, arthritis and degeneration of the eye.

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Fourth Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors
OU professors named fellows of National Academy of Inventors
Two University of Oklahoma professors -- Daniel E. Resasco and Paul H. Weigel -- have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, a professional distinction awarded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.

Contact: Jana Smith
jana.smith@ou.edu
405-325-1322
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
Environmental Science & Technology
Scientists trace nanoparticles from plants to caterpillars
In one of the most comprehensive studies of its kind, Rice University scientists tracked uptake and accumulation of quantum dot nanoparticles from water to plant roots, plant leaves and leaf-eating caterpillars. The research is available online in Environmental Science & Technology.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jade Boyd
jadeboyd@rice.edu
713-348-6778
Rice University

Public Release: 16-Dec-2014
National Academy of Inventors names two Sanford-Burnham researchers as Charter Fellows
Erkki Ruoslahti and Kristiina Vuori have been named NAI Fellows -- a professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation.

Contact: Susan Gammon Ph.D.
sgammon@sanfordburnham.org
858-795-5012
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Journal of American Chemical Society
Dartmouth researchers create 'green' process to reduce molecular switching waste
Dartmouth researchers have found a solution using visible light to reduce waste produced in chemically activated molecular switches, opening the way for industrial applications of nanotechnology ranging from anti-cancer drug delivery to LCD displays and molecular motors.

Contact: John Cramer
John.Cramer@Dartmouth.edu
603-646-9130
Dartmouth College

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Nature Physics
Lead islands in a sea of graphene magnetize the material of the future
Researchers in Spain have discovered that if lead atoms are intercalated on a graphene sheet, a powerful magnetic field is generated by the interaction of the electrons' spin with their orbital movement. This property could have implications in spintronics, an emerging technology promoted by the European Union to create advanced computational systems.

Contact: SINC
info@agenciasinc.es
34-914-251-820
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting
IEEE Electron Device Letters
Stanford team combines logic, memory to build a 'high-rise' chip
Today circuit cards are like cities in which logic chips compute and memory chips store data. When the computer gets busy, the wires connecting logic and memory get jammed. The Stanford approach would build layers of logic atop layers of memory to create tightly interconnected high-rise chips. Many thousands of nanoscale electronic 'elevators' would move data between the layers faster, using less electricity, than the bottle-neck prone wires connecting single-story logic and memory chips today.

Contact: Tom Abate
tabate@stanford.edu
650-815-1602
Stanford School of Engineering

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Promising new method for rapidly screening cancer drugs
Traditional genomic, proteomic and other screening methods currently used to characterize drug mechanisms are time-consuming and require special equipment, but now researchers led by chemist Vincent Rotello at the University of Massachusetts Amherst offer a multi-channel sensor method using gold nanoparticles that can accurately profile various anti-cancer drugs and their mechanisms in minutes.
NIH/Institute for General Medical Sciences, National Science Foundation's Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing at UMass Amherst.

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 15-Dec-2014
Nature Communications
Control on shape of light particles opens the way to 'quantum internet'
In the same way as we now connect computers in networks through optical signals, it could also be possible to connect future quantum computers in a 'quantum internet'. The optical signals would then consist of individual light particles or photons. One prerequisite for a working quantum internet is control of the shape of these photons. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology and the FOM foundation have now succeeded for the first time in getting this control within the required short time.
FOM Foundation, Technology Foundation STW

Contact: Andrea Fiore
a.fiore@tue.nl
31-402-472-118
Eindhoven University of Technology

Public Release: 12-Dec-2014
Stanford faculty awarded seed grants for innovative energy research
Stanford's Precourt Institute, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and TomKat Center have awarded eight seed grants to Stanford faculty for early-stage energy research.
Stanford University/Precourt Institute for Energy, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center,TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy

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

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Science
Nanoshaping method points to future manufacturing technology
A new method that creates large-area patterns of 3-D nanoshapes from metal sheets represents a potential manufacturing system to inexpensively mass produce innovations such as 'plasmonic metamaterials' for advanced technologies.
National Science Foundation, NIH/National Institutes of Health, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Office of Naval Research

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

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Physical Review Letters
Penn research outlines basic rules for construction with a type of origami
Origami is capable of turning a simple sheet of paper into a pretty paper crane, but the principles behind it can be applied to making a microfluidic device or for storing a satellite's solar panel in a rocket's cargo bay. A team of University of Pennsylvania researchers is turning kirigami, a related art form that allows the paper to be cut, into a technique that can be applied equally to structures on those vastly divergent length scales.
National Science Foundation, American Philosophical Society, Simons Foundation

Contact: Evan Lerner
elerner@upenn.edu
215-573-6604
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Nano Letters
Stacking 2-dimensional materials may lower cost of semiconductor devices
A team of researchers has found that stacking materials that are only one atom thick can create semiconductor junctions that transfer charge efficiently, regardless of whether the crystalline structure of the materials is mismatched -- lowering the manufacturing cost for a wide variety of semiconductor devices such as solar cells, lasers and LEDs.
US Army Research Office, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Air Force Scientific Research Office funds Virginia Tech materials studies
The ability to control light in different scenarios has a variety of applications, such as creating all-optical computers that theoretically could be more efficient than electronic devices.
Air Force Scientific Research Office

Contact: Rosaire Bushey
busheyr@vt.edu
540-231-5035
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
Decades of research by MU scientist leads to advancements in nanotechnologies
Nanotechnology is the study and engineering of matter and microscopic structures. Henry C. 'Hank' Foley, a researcher and administrator at the University of Missouri, is a pioneer in the study of nanoporous carbon, or tiny membranes and systems that allow energy sources to pass through or become stored in these structures. His analysis and scholarship in nanosystems and how they are composed continues to inform research fields of study including medicine, materials processing, energy and the environment.

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
MU researcher leads developments in pharmaceuticals and energy storage
With decades of study and a deep understanding of the field, Jerry Atwood, a researcher at the University of Missouri, is a prolific chemist who has guided the study of molecules and how they interact in the physical world. His discoveries have led to new ways of developing drugs more efficiently and better fuel storage capabilities. Atwood is considered a founding father in the field of supramolecular chemistry, or what he describes as 'chemistry beyond the molecule.'

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
Physical Review Letters
Theory details how 'hot' monomers affect thin-film formation
Researchers have devised a mathematical model to predict how 'hot' monomers on cold substrates affect the growth of thin films being developed for next-generation electronics.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
Nature Communications
Defects are perfect in laser-induced graphene
Rice University researchers use lasers to create graphene foam from inexpensive polymers in ambient conditions. The laser-induced graphene may be suitable for electronics and energy storage.
US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative, Office of Naval Research, National Center for Research Resources, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Buckle up for more big news from InSPACE's nano-world
With the InSPACE experiments, the idea is to understand the fundamental science around directed self-assembly. Researchers hope to better define new methods of manufacturing materials composed of small colloidal or nano-particle building blocks.

Contact: Laura Niles
Laura.E.Niles@nasa.gov
281-244-7069
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
IEEE honors NYU researchers for breakthrough paper on new-generation wireless technology
A research team led by NYU WIRELESS director Theodore Rappaport will receive the 2015 IEEE Donald G. Fink Award for pioneering work that explores the underutilized millimeter-wave frequency spectrum for a new generation of mobile communications. The award is given to a single survey, review or tutorial paper published in any of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers's 170 publications in a calendar year. 5G technology could increase wireless capacity a thousand-fold.

Contact: Kathleen Hamilton
kathleen.hamilton@nyu.edu
718-260-3792
New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting
Germanium comes home to Purdue for semiconductor milestone
A laboratory at Purdue University provided a critical part of the world's first transistor in 1947 -- the purified germanium semiconductor -- and now researchers here are on the forefront of a new germanium milestone.
Semiconductor Research Corp.

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Catalysis Science & Technology
The gold standard
New nanoscale computational modeling predicts gold could be an effective and affordable catalyst for energy and environmental applications.

Contact: Paul Kovach
pkovach@pitt.edu
412-624-0265
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Advanced Materials
Composite materials can be designed in a supercomputer 'virtual lab'
UCL scientists have shown how advanced computer simulations can be used to design new composite materials.

Contact: Rebecca Caygill
r.caygill@ucl.ac.uk
University College London

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
ACS Nano
Nanotechnology against malaria parasites
Malaria parasites invade human red blood cells; they then disrupt them and infect others. Researchers at the University of Basel and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute have now developed so-called nanomimics of host cell membranes that trick the parasites. This could lead to novel treatment and vaccination strategies in the fight against malaria and other infectious diseases. Their research results have been published in the scientific journal ACS Nano.

Contact: Olivia Poisson
olivia.poisson@unibas.ch
University of Basel

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Journal of Applied Physics
Nanoscale resistors for quantum devices
Researchers from the London Centre for Nanotechnology have made new compact, high-value resistors for nanoscale quantum circuits. The resistors could speed the development of quantum devices for computing and fundamental physics research.

Contact: Jason Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
American Institute of Physics

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