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Public Release: 12-May-2015
Cancer Research
siRNA-toting nanoparticles inhibit breast cancer metastasis
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University combined finely crafted nanoparticles with one of nature's potent disrupters to prevent the spread of triple-negative breast cancer in mouse models. The researchers are working toward clinical trials and exploring use of the technology for other cancers and diseases.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, US Department of Defense

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Mathematical Biosciences
Ants' movements hide mathematical patterns
When ants go exploring in search of food they end up choosing collective routes that fit statistical distributions of probability. This has been demonstrated by a team of mathematicians after analysing the trails of a species of Argentine ant. Studies like this could be applied to coordinate the movement of micro-robots in cleaning contaminated areas for example.

Contact: SINC
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Peter Lodahl receives prestigious ERC Advanced Grant
Peter Lodahl, professor and head of the Quantum Photonics research group at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen, has received a large and prestigious grant from the European Research Council, the ERC Advanced Grant. The grant of just over 18.6 million kroner (2.5 million euros) has a duration of five years and is for the project: Scalable Quantum Photonic Networks.
European Research Council

Contact: Gertie Skaarup
University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Optics Letters
CU Anschutz researchers create microscope allowing deep brain exploration
A team of neuroscientists and bioengineers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have created a miniature, fiber-optic microscope designed to peer deeply inside a living brain.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Kelly
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Public Release: 11-May-2015
An important step in artificial intelligence
A circuit implementing the rudimentary artificial neural network successfully classified three letters by their images.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
High-performance 3-D microbattery suitable for large-scale on-chip integration
By combining 3-D holographic lithography and 2-D photolithography, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated a high-performance 3-D microbattery suitable for large-scale on-chip integration with microelectronic devices.
US Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering

Contact: Paul V. Braun
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 11-May-2015
NSF funds a unique program to train graduate STEM students
A curriculum in density-functional theory for graduate students in STEM fields is the goal of a National Science Foundation grant of nearly $3 million over five years awarded to a team of Penn State faculty.
National Science Foundation

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
Penn State

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Scientific Reports
Graphene holds key to unlocking creation of wearable electronic devices
Groundbreaking research has successfully created the world's first truly electronic textile, using the wonder material, graphene.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Royal Society

Contact: Duncan Sandes
University of Exeter

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
First theoretical proof: Measurement of a single nuclear spin in biological samples
Physicists of the University of Basel were able to show that the nuclear spins of single molecules can be detected with the help of magnetic particles at room temperature. In Nature Nanotechnology, the researchers describe a novel experimental setup with which the tiny magnetic fields of the nuclear spins of single biomolecules -- undetectable so far -- could be registered for the first time. The proposed concept would improve medical diagnostics in a decisive step forward.

Contact: Reto Caluori
University of Basel

Public Release: 8-May-2015
Chemical Science
Diagnostics of quality of graphene and spatial imaging of reactivity centers on carbon surface
A convenient procedure to visualize defects on graphene layers by mapping the surface of carbon materials with an appropriate contrast agent was introduced by a team of researchers from Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) involved in international collaborative project.

Contact: Valentine Ananikov
Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 7-May-2015
Physical Review Letters
Penn and UC Merced researchers match physical and virtual atomic friction experiments
Technological limitations have made studying friction on the atomic scale difficult, but researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Merced, have now made advances in that quest on two fronts. By speeding up a real atomic force microscope and slowing down a simulation of one, the team has conducted the first atomic-scale experiments on friction at overlapping speeds.
National Science Foundation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Evan Lerner
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 7-May-2015
Nano Letters
Plugging up leaky graphene
A new technique may enable faster, more durable water filters.
MIT/Center for Clean Water and Clean Energy, US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 7-May-2015
Nature Communications
Rice scientists use light to probe acoustic tuning in gold nanodisks
Rice University scientists have discovered a new method to tune the light-induced vibrations of nanoparticles through slight alterations to the surface to which they are attached. The research in this week's Nature Communications could open doors for new applications of photonics ranging from molecular sensing to wireless communications.
Robert A. Welch Foundation, US Department of Defense's Multi-University Research Initiative

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 7-May-2015
Nature Communications
Putting a new spin on plasmonics
Researchers at Finland's Aalto University have discovered a novel way of combining plasmonic and magneto-optical effects. They experimentally demonstrated that patterning of magnetic materials into arrays of nanoscale dots can lead to a very strong and highly controllable modification of the polarization of light when the beam reflects from the array. This discovery could increase the sensitivity of optical components for telecommunication and biosensing applications.

Contact: Päivi Törmä
Aalto University

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Three PNNL scientists receive DOE Early Career Research Program awards, research funding
Three scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have been selected to receive 2015 Early Career Research Program research grants. The trio were among just 44 recipients nationwide to receive the annual research awards. Under the program, David Heldebrant, Dongsheng Li and Brent VanDevender will each receive five-year research grants that fund work designed to reduce carbon emissions, create new materials for energy storage and measure the mass of some of the smallest components of the universe.
DOE's Office of Science

Contact: Greg Koller
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Nature Communications
A better way to build DNA scaffolds
A new technique to create long strands of DNA could make it more economical to assemble DNA nanostructures for applications such as smart drug-delivery systems, according to a McGill University research team.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Fonds de recherché du Québec - Nature et technologies, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Centre for Self-Assembled Chemical Structures

Contact: Chris Chipello
McGill University

Public Release: 5-May-2015
Cell Reports
Breast cancer vaccines may work better with silicon microparticles
The effectiveness of cancer vaccines could be dramatically boosted by first loading the cancer antigens into silicon microparticles, report scientists from Houston Methodist and two other institutions in an upcoming Cell Reports.
US Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas

Contact: David Bricker
Houston Methodist

Public Release: 5-May-2015
'Microcombing' creates stronger, more conductive carbon nanotube films
Researchers have developed an inexpensive technique called 'microcombing' to align carbon nanotubes (CNTs), which can be used to create large, pure CNT films that are stronger than any previous such films. The technique also improves the electrical conductivity that makes these films attractive for use in electronic and aerospace applications.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 5-May-2015
Journal of Applied Physics
New chip architecture may provide foundation for quantum computer
In a paper appearing this week in the Journal of Applied Physics, a team of researchers at Georgia Tech Research Institute and Honeywell International have demonstrated a new device that allows more electrodes to be placed on a chip -- an important step that could help increase qubit densities and bring us one step closer to a quantum computer that can simulate molecules or perform other algorithms of interest.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 4-May-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Defects in atomically thin semiconductor emit single photons
Researchers at the University of Rochester have shown that defects on an atomically thin semiconductor can produce light-emitting quantum dots. The quantum dots serve as a source of single photons and could be useful for the integration of quantum photonics with solid-state electronics -- a combination known as integrated photonics.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Leonor Sierra
University of Rochester

Public Release: 1-May-2015
UT Arlington opens California office to match UTA technologies with investors, businesses
The University of Texas at Arlington announces a new partnership with a longtime Silicon Valley entrepreneur and alumna who will establish a strategic outpost to match technology developed within the University with investors and corporate partners.

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 1-May-2015
Unveiling of the world's smallest and most powerful micro motors
Piezoelectric ultrasonic motors have two significant advantages, namely their high energy density and their simple structure, which both contribute to their miniaturization. We have built a prototype micro ultrasonic motor using a stator with a volume of approximately one cubic millimeter. Our experiments have shown that the prototype motor generates a torque of more than 10 μNm with a one cubic millimeter stator. This novel motor is now the smallest micro ultrasonic motor that has been developed with a practical torque.

Contact: Michiteru Kitazaki
Toyohashi University of Technology

Public Release: 30-Apr-2015
Department of the Navy announces 2015 young investigators
It's a career-defining moment for 36 college and university faculty today, as the Department of the Navy announces the recipients of its 2015 Young Investigator Program, one of the oldest and most selective scientific research advancement programs in the country.
Office of Naval Research

Contact: Robert Freeman
Office of Naval Research

Public Release: 30-Apr-2015
CLEO 2015
No Hogwarts invitation required: Invisibility cloaks move into the real-life classroom
A group of researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, in Karlsruhe, Germany, has developed a portable invisibility cloak that can be taken into classrooms and used for demonstrations. It can't hide a human, but it can make small objects disappear from sight without specialized equipment.

Contact: Rebecca B. Andersen
The Optical Society

Public Release: 30-Apr-2015
Novel superconducting undulator provides first X-ray light at ANKA
Synchrotron radiation facilities provide insights into the world of very small structures like microbes, viruses or nanomaterials and rely on dedicated magnet technology, which is optimized to produce highest intensity beams. The ANKA synchrotron radiation facility at KIT and Babcock Noell GmbH have successfully developed and tested a novel full-length superconducting undulator, for the first time providing higher peak magnetic fields for the production of X-rays than traditional permanent-magnet undulators currently in use in facilities around the world.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

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