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Public Release: 6-Jun-2014
Nano Letters
Evolution of a bimetallic nanocatalyst
Atomic-scale snapshots of a bimetallic nanoparticle catalyst in action have provided insights that could help improve the industrial process by which fuels and chemicals are synthesized from natural gas, coal or plant biomass.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 6-Jun-2014
Nano Letters
Opening a wide window on the nano-world of surface catalysis
A surface catalyst with a built-in sensor: that's what University of South Carolina chemist Hui Wang and co-workers built by bridging a size gap on the nano-scale. Their silver nanoparticles combine plasmon resonance with catalytic activity, making SERS and other analytical data available in real time on a surface catalyst.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Steven Powell
spowell2@mailbox.sc.edu
803-777-1923
University of South Carolina

Public Release: 6-Jun-2014
ACS Nano
Shatterproof screens that save smartphones
In a recently published scientific paper, researchers demonstrated how a transparent layer of electrodes on a polymer surface could be extraordinarily tough and flexible, withstanding repeated scotch tape peeling and bending tests.

Contact: Denise Henry
henryd@uakron.edu
330-972-6477
University of Akron

Public Release: 5-Jun-2014
Researchers use living systems as a guide to develop advanced technologies
Biologically driven design leads to the development of novel multi-functional materials, miniaturized electromechanical systems, and reliable living tissues as a more sustainable solution to pressing technological problems facing the human race.

Contact: Jason Lim Chongjin
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 5-Jun-2014
Acta Crystallographica Section B
Understanding active pharmaceutical ingredients
Active pharmaceutical ingredient is the term used to refer to the biologically active component of a drug product (e.g. tablet, capsule). Scientists unravel some of the complexities of these ingredients.
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Contact: Dr. Jonathan Agbenyega
ja@iucr.org
01-244-342-878
International Union of Crystallography

Public Release: 4-Jun-2014
Nature
Design of self-assembling protein nanomachines starts to click
Biological systems produce an incredible array of self-assembling protein tools on a nanoscale, such as molecular motors, delivery capsules and injection devices. Inspired by sophisticated molecular machines naturally found in living things, scientists want to build their own with forms and functions customized to tackle modern day challenges. A new computational method, proven to accurately design protein nanomaterials that arrange themselves into a symmetrical, cage-like structure, may be an important step toward that goal.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, National Science Foundation, US Airforce, Department of Energy

Contact: Leila Gray
leilag@uw.edu
206-685-0381
University of Washington

Public Release: 3-Jun-2014
ACS Nano
2-D transistors promise a faster electronics future
Berkeley Lab researchers have unveiled the world's first fully two-dimensional field-effect transistor, using new device architecture that provides high electron mobility even under high voltages and scaled to a monolayer in thickness.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Jun-2014
Nanophotonics
Progress on detecting glucose levels in saliva
Researchers from Brown University have developed a new biochip sensor that uses dye chemistry and plasmonic interferometry to selectively measure concentrations of glucose in a complex solution similar to human saliva. The advance is an important step toward a device that would enable people with diabetes to test their glucose levels without drawing blood.
National Science Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Contact: Kevin Stacey
kevin_stacey@brown.edu
401-863-3766
Brown University

Public Release: 3-Jun-2014
Speeding food safety tests to deliver fresher products
New techniques designed by Nugen and fellow food scientists Amanda Kinchla and doctoral student Juhong Chen, with nanochemist Vincent Rotello, should help food manufacturers avoid costly waiting for safety tests before products can be sold. Food companies may soon need to prove that their products are safe before they ship, since the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 shifted the Food and Drug Administration's focus from responding to food contamination to preventing it.
US Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

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

Public Release: 3-Jun-2014
Wyss Institute founding director Don Ingber to deliver 2014 Graeme Clark Oration
Wyss Institute Founding Director Don Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., will deliver the 2014 Graeme Clark Oration in Melbourne at Australia's most prestigious public science event on June 5th. The event celebrates game-changing medical technologies and advances made possible by breaking down the barriers between scientific disciplines.

Contact: Kristen Kusek
kristen.kusek@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-8266
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 3-Jun-2014
New nanomedicine by NTU and SERI scientists to bring relief to glaucoma patients
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University and the Singapore Eye Research Institute have jointly developed a new nanomedicine that will allow glaucoma patients to do away with daily eye drops. The results in this clinical study will open up a new treatment modality for glaucoma.

Contact: Lester Kok
lesterkok@ntu.edu.sg
65-679-06804
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 3-Jun-2014
Nature Communications
Rice University produces carbon-capture breakthrough
Rice University scientists invent a porous material to capture carbon dioxide at natural gas wellheads. The recyclable material absorbs 82 percent of its weight in carbon dioxide and releases it as gas when the wellhead pressure is relieved.
Apache Corp.

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

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Rensselaer researchers predict the electrical response of metals to extreme pressures
Research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences makes it possible to predict how subjecting metals to severe pressure can lower their electrical resistance, a finding that could have applications in computer chips and other materials that could benefit from specific electrical resistance.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Mary Martialay
martim12@rpi.edu
518-276-2146
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Physical Review Letters
University of Toronto physicists take quantum leap toward ultra-precise measurement
Physicists at the University of Toronto have overcome a major challenge in the science of measurement using quantum mechanics. The scientists developed a way to employ multiple detectors in order to measure photons in entangled states, with an experimental apparatus that uses a fiber ribbon to collect photons and send them to an array of 11 detectors. Their work paves the way for great advances in using quantum states to develop ultra-precise measurement technologies.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Contact: Sean Bettam
s.bettam@utoronto.ca
416-946-7950
University of Toronto

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Advanced Materials
Breakthrough in energy storage: Electrical cables that can store energy
Nanotechnology scientist and professor Jayan Thomas and his Ph.D. student Zenan Yu have developed a way to both transmit and store electricity in a single lightweight copper wire.

Contact: Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala
zenaida.kotala@ucf.edu
407-446-6567
University of Central Florida

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Nano-platform ready: Scientists use DNA origami to create 2-D structures
Scientists at NYU and the University of Melbourne have developed a method using DNA origami to turn one-dimensional nano materials into two dimensions. Their breakthrough offers the potential to enhance fiber optics and electronic devices by reducing their size and increasing their speed.

Contact: James Devitt
james.devitt@nyu.edu
212-998-6808
New York University

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal
Elsevier publishes open-access journal: CSBJ on behalf of RNCSB
Elsevier, world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the Research Network of Computational and Structural Biotechnology, announce their collaborative relationship in publishing open-access journal, Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal.

Contact: Jack Boulter
j.boulter@elsevier.com
31-204-852-759
Elsevier

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
NUS scientists demonstrate rare chemical phenomenon to harvest solar energy
A team of international scientists led by professor Jagadese J. Vittal of the Department of Chemistry at the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Science has successfully unraveled the chemical reaction responsible for propelling microscopic crystals to leap distances up to hundreds of times their own size when they are exposed to ultraviolet light.

Contact: Carolyn Fong
carolyn@nus.edu.sg
65-651-65399
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 2-Jun-2014
Applied Physics Letters
Here come the 'brobots'
A team of researchers has developed sperm-inspired microrobots, which consist of a head coated in a thick cobalt-nickel layer and an uncoated tail. When the robot is subjected to an oscillating field of less than five millitesla, it experiences a magnetic torque on its head, which causes its flagellum to oscillate and propel it forward. The researchers are then able to steer the robot by directing the magnetic field lines towards a reference point.

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

Public Release: 1-Jun-2014
Nature Physics
Graphene's multi-colored butterflies
Combining black and white graphene can change the electronic properties of the one-atom thick materials, University of Manchester researchers have found.

Contact: Daniel Cochlin
daniel.cochlin@manchester.ac.uk
0044-161-275-8382
University of Manchester

Public Release: 1-Jun-2014
Nature Medicine
'Quadrapeutics' works in preclinical study of hard-to-treat tumors
A Rice University-led study in this week's Nature Medicine reports the first preclinical tests for a novel anti-cancer technology called 'quadrapeutics' that converts current clinical treatments to instantaneously detect and kill only cancer cells. Quadrapeutics combines clinically available drugs, colloidal gold, pulsed lasers and radiation in a novel and safe micro-treatment that improved standard therapy by 17-fold against aggressive, drug-resistant tumors.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Simmons Family Foundation

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

Public Release: 31-May-2014
ASCO 50th Annual Meeting
ASCO: One step closer to a breath test for lung cancer
Results of a University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology show that a test of organic compounds in exhaled breath can not only distinguish patients with lung cancer from patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but can also define the stage of any cancer present.

Contact: Erika Matich
erika.matich@ucdenver.edu
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 30-May-2014
Gravity-beating ultrasonic tweezers provide a sound route to bio-engineering
Pioneering 'tweezers' that use ultrasound beams to grip and manipulate tiny clusters of cells under electronic, push-button control could lead to life-changing medical advances, such as better cartilage implants that reduce the need for knee replacement operations.

Contact: Clare Waldron
pressoffice@epsrc.ac.uk
01-793-444-404
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 29-May-2014
American Chemical Society member among winners of top science prize
For his pioneering work in optics, Stefan W. Hell, an American Chemical Society member for eight years, was named one of three winners of the Kavli Prize in Nanoscience. The prizes, which consist of a cash award of $1 million in each of three fields, were announced today by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 29-May-2014
Science
Unexpected water explains surface chemistry of nanocrystals
Berkeley Lab researchers have found unexpected traces of water in semiconducting nanocrystals that helps answer long-standing questions about their surface chemistry.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Rachel Berkowitz
rberkowitz@lbl.gov
510-486-7254
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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