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Public Release: 6-Apr-2015
Nano Letters
Water makes wires even more nano
Rice University researchers create sub-10-nanometer wires from a variety of materials by using water as a mask in a simple etching process. The process is promising for microelectronics manufacturers who seek to shrink the circuits in their devices.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

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

Public Release: 6-Apr-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Researchers create first metal-free catalyst for rechargeable zinc-air batteries
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University and the University of North Texas have made what they believe is the first metal-free bifunctional electrocatalyst that performs as well or better than most metal and metal oxide electrodes in zinc-air batteries.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research. National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-534-7183
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 6-Apr-2015
Neural Regeneration Research
New advancements in 3-D designs for neural tissue engineering
Several new designs for 3-D neural tissue constructs are described using stem cells grown on nanofiber scaffolding within a supportive hydrogel.

Contact: Jenny Redford
jenny.redford@neuralregeneration.org
Institute of Neural Regeneration & Tissue Engineering

Public Release: 6-Apr-2015
Nature
Aluminum battery from Stanford offers safe alternative to conventional batteries
Stanford University scientists have invented the first high-performance aluminum battery that's fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive. Researchers say the new technology could replace many lithium-ion and alkaline batteries in wide use today.
US Department of Energy, Taiwan Industrial Technology Research Institute, Stanford Global Climate and Energy Project, Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy, Taiwan Ministry of Education

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

Public Release: 3-Apr-2015
Science Advances
Targeting dangerous inflammation inside artery plaque
A research team showed that a nanotherapeutic medicine can halt the growth of artery plaque cells resulting in the fast reduction of the inflammation that may cause a heart attack.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH/Program of Excellence in Nanotechnology Award, National Institutes of Health,Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust Award, and others

Contact: Lauren Woods
lauren.woods@mountsinai.org
646-634-0869
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 3-Apr-2015
TechConnect World Innovation Summit & Expo
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Studies find $1 test using gold nanoparticles outperforms PSA screen for prostate cancer
A test that uses gold nanoparticles to detect early-stage prostate cancer costs less than $1, returns results in minutes and is more accurate than standard PSA screening, pilot studies show. Developed by a researcher at the University of Central Florida's NanoScience Technology Center, the new technique leverages the ability of gold nanoparticles to attract cancer biomarkers.

Contact: Mark Schlueb
mark.schlueb@ucf.edu
407-823-0221
University of Central Florida

Public Release: 2-Apr-2015
Could a tiny particle stem the plague of citrus greening?
A $4.6 million USDA grant will fund field trials of Zinkicide, a nanoparticle designed to be small enough to move within a citrus trees' stems, leaves, trunk and roots. If successful, it could halt the spread of citrus greening that's devastated citrus industry in Florida and is spreading in other citrus-producing states including California and Texas, as well as other nations.
US Department of Agriculture, NIH/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Mark Schlueb
mark.schlueb@ucf.edu
407-823-0221
University of Central Florida

Public Release: 2-Apr-2015
Journal of Material Chemistry C
Optics, nanotechnology combined to create low-cost sensor for gases
Engineers have combined innovative optical technology with nanocomposite thin-films to create a new type of sensor that is inexpensive, fast, highly sensitive and able to detect and analyze a wide range of gases. It may find applications in everything from environmental monitoring to airport security or testing blood alcohol levels -- and is particularly suited to detecting carbon dioxide.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Alan Wang
wang@eecs.oregonstate.edu
541-737-4247
Oregon State University

Public Release: 2-Apr-2015
Science
A new breakthrough in thermoelectric materials
A joint South Korean and American research group has developed a scalable production method for a state of the art alloy for the use in solid state thermoelectric devices. This new alloy is nearly twice as efficient as existing materials and may lead to a new host of applications. Uses include refrigeration, consumer electronics, transportation as well as novel devices which have not been produced yet do to the inefficiencies of existing materials.
Institute for Basic Science

Contact: Sunny Kim
sunnykim@ibs.re.kr
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 2-Apr-2015
Physical Review Letters
Researchers observe new charge transport phenomenon
In the tunneling phenomenon a particle can, with certain likelihood, penetrate the thin interface between materials, even if it would be seen as impossible according to classical physics.
Aalto University, Academy of Finland

Contact: Ilkka Tittonen
ilkka.tittonen@aalto.fi
358-405-437-564
Aalto University

Public Release: 2-Apr-2015
Cancer Letters
Nanoparticles may exploit tumor weaknesses to selectively attack cancers
Delving into the world of the extremely small, researchers are exploring how biodegradable nanoparticles can precisely deliver anticancer drugs to attack neuroblastoma, an often-deadly children's cancer. The approach may represent a new fourth arm of targeted pediatric cancer treatment, joining T-cell immunotherapy, radioactive isotopes and kinase inhibitors that disrupt cancer-driving signaling.
National Institutes of Health, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, V Foundation

Contact: Rachel Salis-Silverman
Salis@email.chop.edu
267-426-6063
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Release: 1-Apr-2015
Nature Photonics
Mind the gap: Nanoscale speed bump could regulate plasmons for high-speed data flow
The name sounds like something Marvin the Martian might have built, but the 'nanomechanical plasmonic phase modulator' is not a doomsday device. Developed by a team of government and university researchers including physicists from National Institute of Standards and Technology, the innovation harnesses tiny electron waves called plasmons. It's a step towards enabling computers to process information hundreds of times faster than today's machines.

Contact: Mark Esser
mark.esser@nist.gov
301-975-8735
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 1-Apr-2015
Chemical Communications
Student helps to discover new pain relief delivery method
A chemistry undergraduate at the University of York has helped to develop a new drug release gel, which may help avoid some of the side effects of painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen.
The Wild Chemistry Scholars Fund

Contact: David Garner
david.garner@york.ac.uk
44-019-043-22153
University of York

Public Release: 1-Apr-2015
Optica
Light-powered gyroscope is world's smallest: Promises a powerful spin on navigation
A team of applied physicists from City University of New York and Yale University have found a new detection scheme that may lead to the world's smallest gyroscope.

Contact: Kelly Mack
optica@ecius.net
202-296-2002
The Optical Society

Public Release: 31-Mar-2015
World-first human Hendra virus clinical trials begin
An antibody manufactured at the University of Queensland will be used in world-first human Hendra virus clinical trials starting this month.

Contact: Margaret Puls
m.puls@uq.edu.au
041-957-8356
University of Queensland

Public Release: 31-Mar-2015
Journal of Neural Engineering
3-D neural structure guided with biocompatible nanofiber scaffolds and hydrogels
Neural tissue may be reconstructed with biocompatible nanofiber scaffolding and 3-D hydrogels, holding much promise for repairing damaged neural tissue.

Contact: Jenny Redford
jenny.redford@neuralregeneration.org
Institute of Neural Regeneration & Tissue Engineering

Public Release: 30-Mar-2015
Electrical engineer to build more efficient integrated circuits for better hearing aids
A University of Texas at Arlington electrical engineering researcher is developing a more efficient, low-power integrated circuit for directional hearing aids that will lead to a better quality of life for hearing impaired people.
Korean Electrotechnology Research Institute

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 30-Mar-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Roll up your screen and stow it away?
As the demand for instant, constant communication grows, so too does the urgency for more convenient portable devices -- especially computer displays that can be easily rolled up and stored or transported. A new Tel Aviv University study suggests that a novel DNA-peptide structure can be used to produce thin, transparent, and flexible screens. The research harnesses bionanotechnology to emit a full range of colors in a single pliable pixel layer.

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

Public Release: 30-Mar-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
From tobacco to cyberwood
Scientists from ETH Zurich have developed a thermometer that is at least 100 times more sensitive than previous temperature sensors. It consists of a bio-synthetic hybrid material of tobacco cells and nanotubes.

Contact: Dr. Chiara Daraio
daraio@ethz.ch
41-446-328-946
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 30-Mar-2015
Nature Methods
High-tech method allows rapid imaging of functions in living brain
Researchers studying cancer and other invasive diseases rely on high-resolution imaging to see tumors and other activity deep within the body's tissues. Using a new high-speed, high-resolution imaging method, Lihong Wang, Ph.D., and his team at Washington University in St. Louis were able to see blood flow, blood oxygenation, oxygen metabolism and other functions inside a living mouse brain at faster rates than ever before.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Julie Flory
julie.flory@wustl.edu
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 30-Mar-2015
Nature Communications
'Atomic chicken-wire' is key to faster DNA sequencing
An unusual and very exciting form of carbon -- that can be created by drawing on paper -- looks to hold the key to real-time, high throughput DNA sequencing, a technique that would revolutionize medical research and testing.

Contact: Nerissa Hannink
nhannink@unimelb.edu.au
61-430-588-055
University of Melbourne

Public Release: 30-Mar-2015
Nature Materials
Prototype 'nanoneedles' generate new blood vessels in mice
Scientists have developed tiny 'nanoneedles' that have successfully prompted parts of the body to generate new blood vessels, in a trial in mice.

Contact: Colin Smith
cd.smith@imperial.ac.uk
44-020-759-46712
Imperial College London

Public Release: 30-Mar-2015
Nature Photonics
Rutgers, NIST physicists report technology with potential for sub-micron optical switches
A technology being published online this week in Nature Photonics could result in optical switches with sub-square-micron footprints, potentially allowing densely packed switching fabrics on a chip.
National Institutes of Standards and Technology, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Carl Blesch
cblesch@ucm.rutgers.edu
848-932-0550
Rutgers University

Public Release: 27-Mar-2015
Nature
Precocious GEM: Shape-shifting sensor can report conditions from deep in the body
Scientists working at NIST and NIH have devised and demonstrated a new, shape-shifting probe, about one-hundredth as wide as a human hair, which is capable of sensitive, high-resolution remote biological sensing that is not possible with current technology. If eventually put into widespread use, the design could have a major impact on research in medicine, chemistry, biology and engineering. Ultimately, it might be used in clinical diagnostics.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Intramural Research Program

Contact: Michael Baum
michael.baum@nist.gov
301-975-2763
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 27-Mar-2015
Nano Letters
Solving molybdenum disulfide's 'thin' problem
A Northwestern University research team used silver nanodiscs to increase the promising new material's light emission by twelve times, making it a better candidate for light-emitting diode technologies.

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

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