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Public Release: 24-Feb-2015
Lab on a Chip
Quick test for Ebola
Using a simple paper strip similar to a pregnancy test, MIT researchers have found a way to rapidly diagnose Ebola, as well as other viral hemorrhagic fevers such as yellow fever and dengue fever.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 24-Feb-2015
Journal of Applied Physics
Optical nanoantennas set the stage for a NEMS lab-on-a-chip revolution
Newly developed tiny antennas, likened to spotlights on the nanoscale, offer the potential to measure food safety, identify pollutants in the air and even quickly diagnose and treat cancer, according to the Australian scientists who created them. In the Journal of Applied Physics, they describe these and other envisioned applications for their nanocubes in 'laboratories-on-a-chip.'

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

Public Release: 23-Feb-2015
Nature Chemistry
Building tailor-made DNA nanotubes step by step
Researchers at McGill University have developed a new, low-cost method to build DNA nanotubes block by block -- a breakthrough that could help pave the way for scaffolds made from DNA strands to be used in applications such as optical and electronic devices or smart drug-delivery systems.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, NanoQuébec, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Fonds de recherche; du Quebec - Nature et technologies

Contact: Chris Chipello
christopher.chipello@mcgill.ca
514-398-4201
McGill University

Public Release: 23-Feb-2015
Advanced Functional Materials
Magnetic nanoparticles could stop blood clot-caused strokes
By loading magnetic nanoparticles with drugs and dressing them in biochemical camouflage, Houston Methodist researchers say they can destroy blood clots 100 to 1,000 times faster than a commonly used clot-busting technique.
George and Angelina Kostas Research Center for Cardiovascular Nanomedicine

Contact: David Bricker
dmbricker@houstonmethodist.org
832-667-5811
Houston Methodist

Public Release: 19-Feb-2015
Science
Perfect colors, captured with one ultra-thin lens
A completely flat, ultrathin lens developed at Harvard can focus different wavelengths of light at the same point, achieving instant color correction in one extremely thin, miniaturized device.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Draper Lab, National Science Foundation

Contact: Caroline Perry
cperry@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard University

Public Release: 19-Feb-2015
Nature Communications
Penn researchers develop new technique for making molybdenum disulfide
University of Pennsylvania researchers have made an advance in manufacturing molybdenum disulphide, a 2-D material that could compete with graphene for replacing silicon in next-generation electronics. By growing flakes of the material around 'seeds' of molybdenum oxide, they have made it easier to control the size, thickness and location of the material.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, US Army Research Office

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

Public Release: 19-Feb-2015
Nature Physics
Bar-Ilan U. researcher first to observe 'god particle' analogue in superconductors
The Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the Higgs boson -- the 'God particle' believed responsible for all the mass in the universe -- took place in 2012 at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. The first hint of Higgs was inspired by the study of superconductors -- a special class of metals that, when cooled to very low temperatures, allow electrons to move without resistance. Now, a research team led by Israeli and German physicists has reported the first-ever observations of the Higgs mode in superconducting materials.
German Israel Foundation

Contact: Elana Oberlander
elanadovrut@gmail.com
972-353-17395
Bar-Ilan University

Public Release: 19-Feb-2015
Near-perfect antibacterial materials
Ruthless with bacteria, harmless to human cells. New, durable antibacterial coatings of nanocomposites, developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, will in future help to improve the hygiene of sportswear, and used in medicine, will reduce the rate of infections and shorten the times of in-patient hospital admissions.

Contact: Dr. Marcin Fialkowski
mfialkowski@ichf.edu.pl
48-223-432-067
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
Nature
Direct observation of bond formations
A collaboration between researchers from KEK, the Institute for Basic Science, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, RIKEN, and the Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute used the SACLA X-ray free electron laser facility for a real time visualization of the birth of a molecular that occurs via photo-induced formation of a chemical bonds. This achievement was published in the online version of the scientific journal Nature published on Feb. 19, 2015.
Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Contact: Saeko Okada
press@kek.jp
81-298-796-046
High Energy Accelerator Research Organization/KEK

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
Journal of Applied Physics
Researchers build atomically thin gas and chemical sensors
The relatively recent discovery of graphene, a two-dimensional layered material with unusual and attractive electronic, optical and thermal properties, led scientists to search for other atomically thin materials with unique properties.
Semiconductor Research Corporation, Defense Advanced Research Project Agency

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
Scientific Reports
New paper-like material could boost electric vehicle batteries
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have developed a novel paper-like material for lithium-ion batteries. It has the potential to boost by several times the specific energy, or amount of energy that can be delivered per unit weight of the battery.

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
Nature Materials
Nanotechnology: Better measurements of single molecule circuits
A new technique developed at UC Davis gives better measurements of the properties of electrical circuits made of single molecules. The method should enable more research in nanotechnology.
National Science Foundation, UC Davis RISE program

Contact: Andy Fell
ahfell@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4533
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Cheap solar cells made from shrimp shells
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have successfully created electricity-generating solar cells with chemicals found the shells of shrimps and other crustaceans for the first time.

Contact: Will Hoyles
w.hoyles@qmul.ac.uk
07-772-512-519
Queen Mary, University of London

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
Angewandte Chemie
Researchers developed a cost-effective and efficient rival for platinum
Researchers in Aalto University, Finland succeeded in creating an electrocatalyst that is needed for storing electric energy made of carbon and iron.

Contact: Tanja Kallio
tanja.kallio@aalto.fi
358-505-637-567
Aalto University

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
Carbon
Monitoring the real-time deformation of carbon nanocoils under axial loading
Tensile tests were performed on nine carbon nanocoils using a focused-ion-beam technique. An individual CNC was picked up using -- an FIB, and a CNC bridge formed between a probe and the spring-table?substrate. Real-time observations of the CNC elongation and subsequent -- fracture under prolonged stretching enabled us to estimate the elastic -- limit, the spring constant, the shear modulus, and the ultimate strength -- of each CNC and their mean values.

Contact: Michiteru Kitazaki
press@office.tut.ac.jp
Toyohashi University of Technology

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
Science Translational Medicine
Keeping atherosclerosis in-check with novel targeted inflammation-resolving nanomedicines
Nanometer-sized 'drones' that deliver a special type of healing molecule to fat deposits in arteries could become a new way to prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis, according to a study in pre-clinical models by scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. These findings are published in the Feb. 18 online issue of Science Translational Medicine.
National Institutes of Health, Wellcome Trust, David Koch-Prostate Cancer Foundation

Contact: Haley Bridger
hbridger@partners.org
617-525-6383
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Public Release: 17-Feb-2015
Nanotechnology
A novel approach for high performance field emission electron sources
Enhancing the electron emission of multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) is key for applications ranging from cold cathodes used in high-resolution electron microscopes to portable X-ray imaging systems. In a paper recently published in Nanotechnology, a team led by professor My Ali El Khakani, from the Energie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre of INRS, has reported an original approach for the development of novel graphenated-MWCNTs with enhanced field electron emission properties.
Plasma-Québec, Nano-Québec, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
gisele.bolduc@adm.inrs.ca
418-654-2501
INRS

Public Release: 17-Feb-2015
Nano Letters
Voltage tester for beating cardiac cells
For the first time, scientists have succeeded in recording the current in membrane channels of contracting cardiac cells. To do this, the scientists combined an atomic force microscope with a widely used method for measuring electrical signals in cells.

Contact: Tomaso Zambelli
zambelli@biomed.ee.ethz.ch
41-446-324-575
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 17-Feb-2015
Applied Physics Letters
A new spin on spintronics
A team of researchers from the University of Michigan and Western Michigan University is exploring new materials that could yield higher computational speeds and lower power consumption, even in harsh environments.

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

Public Release: 17-Feb-2015
APL Materials
Novel solid-state nanomaterial platform enables terahertz photonics
Compact, sensitive and fast nanodetectors are considered to be somewhat of a 'Holy Grail' sought by many researchers around the world. And now a team of scientists in Italy and France has been inspired by nanomaterials and has created a novel solid-state technology platform that opens the door to the use of terahertz photonics in a wide range of applications.

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

Public Release: 17-Feb-2015
Scientific Reports
Improved fire detection with new ultra-sensitive, ultraviolet light sensor
A new study published today in Scientific Reports has discovered that a material traditionally used in ceramics, glass and paint, can be manipulated to produce an ultra-sensitive UV light sensor, paving the way for improved fire and gas detection.

Contact: Amy Sutton
amy.e.sutton@gmail.com
01-483-616-141
University of Surrey

Public Release: 16-Feb-2015
Nature Communications
A rapid extension of nanographene sheets from readily available hydrocarbons
The rapid and uniform construction of nanographene sheets has now become possible in a precisely controlled manner from a new catalytic system developed by a team of chemists at the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules, Nagoya University and the JST-ERATO Project led by Professor Kenichiro Itami.

Contact: Ayako Miyazaki
press@itbm.nagoya-u.ac.jp
81-527-894-999
Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University

Public Release: 16-Feb-2015
Nano Letters
Novel crumpling method takes flat graphene from 2-D to 3-D
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a unique single-step process to achieve three-dimensional texturing of graphene and graphite. Using a commercially available thermally activated shape-memory polymer substrate, this 3-D texturing, or 'crumpling,' allows for increased surface area and opens the doors to expanded capabilities for electronics and biomaterials.
Air Force Office for Scientific Research, American Chemical Society and Brain Research Foundation

Contact: SungWoo Nam
swnam@illinois.edu
217-300-0267
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 15-Feb-2015
2015 AAAS Annual Meeting
Engineer, physicist to turn the inner workings of living cells into 'molecular movies'
In back-to-back talks at the AAAS meeting, a chemical engineer and a physicist will describe how a chance meeting over lunch at an imaging workshop lead to QSTORM, a research project that aims to visualize the inner workings of cells in a new way.

Contact: Pam Frost Gorder
gorder.1@osu.edu
614-292-9475
Ohio State University

Public Release: 14-Feb-2015
2015 AAAS Annual Meeting
Leading scholar presents advances in research of electric car batteries at AAAS
Lithium-sulphur batteries promise to extend the range of electric cars at least three times over current lithium ion cells and at much lower cost, making electric cars practical and potentially more appealing to a mass market. Linda Nazar, professor of chemistry from the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo, will present a perspective on the promise and reality of lithium-sulfur batteries at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting in San Jose, Calif.

Contact: Nick Manning
nmanning@uwaterloo.ca
226-929-7627
University of Waterloo

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