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Public Release: 20-Sep-2013
UT Arlington bioengineer wants to use nanomedicine to treat peripheral artery disease
A UT Arlington associate professor is working with the American Heart Association on a new method that could use injected nanoparticles to recruit stem cells from the patient's own blood to build needed stents in a patient's failing blood vessels.
American Heart Association

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

Public Release: 20-Sep-2013
Preventing and improving treatment of Alzheimer's disease
Funded by a generous gift from the Louise and André Charron family to the Armand-Frappier Foundation of INRS University, the chair's research program will focus on prevention, early detection, and improved treatment of the disease, which is a growing problem in North America and around the world.
Armand-Frappier Foundation of INRS University

Contact: Stephanie Thibault
stephanie.thibault@adm.inrs.ca
450-687-5010 x8865
INRS

Public Release: 20-Sep-2013
Applied Physics Letters
Densest array of carbon nanotubes grown to date
Carbon nanotubes' outstanding mechanical, electrical and thermal properties make them an alluring material to electronics manufacturers. However, until recently scientists believed that growing the high density of tiny graphene cylinders needed for many microelectronics applications would be difficult. Now a team from Cambridge University in England has devised a simple technique to increase the density of nanotube forests grown on conductive supports about five times over previous methods.

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

Public Release: 20-Sep-2013
AIP Advances
Promising new alloy for resistive switching memory
Memory based on electrically-induced "resistive switching" effects have generated a great deal of interest among engineers searching for faster and smaller devices because resistive switching would allow for a higher memory density. Researchers have tested a number of oxide materials for their promise in resistive switching memories, and now a team of researchers in Singapore have demonstrated how conductive nano-filaments in amorphous titanium dioxide thin films could be utilized for resistive switching device applications.

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

Public Release: 19-Sep-2013
National labs and Air Force partner to improve aircraft component design
Air Force and national labs partner to save potentially billions on designing high-performance military technology. Improvements to aircraft will increase fuel efficiency and safety.
US Department of Energy, US Department of Defense

Contact: Tona Kunz
tkunz@sbcglobal.net
630-252-5560
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 19-Sep-2013
Grant to explore better methods for delivering antidotes after chemical attacks
Delivering an antidote against exposure to chemical weapons could one day be as simple as slapping on a patch.

Contact: Thania Benios
thania_benios@unc.edu
919-962-8596
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public Release: 19-Sep-2013
Nature Communications
Container's material properties affect the viscosity of water at the nanoscale
Water pours into a cup at about the same rate regardless of whether the water bottle is made of glass or plastic. But at nanometer-size scales for water and potentially other fluids, whether the container is made of glass or plastic does make a significant difference.
Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: John Toon
jtoon@gatech.edu
404-894-6986
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 18-Sep-2013
Journal of Chemical Physics
In water as in love, likes can attract
Berkeley Lab researchers have shown that, contrary to the scientific axiom that only opposite charges attract, when hydrated in water, positively charged ions can pair up with one another.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

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

Public Release: 18-Sep-2013
Nature Communications
Nanocrystal catalyst transforms impure hydrogen into electricity
Brookhaven Lab scientists use simple, 'green' process to create novel core-shell catalyst that tolerates carbon monoxide in fuel cells and opens new, inexpensive pathways for zero-emission vehicles
US Department of Energy's Office of Science

Contact: Justin Eure
jeure@bnl.gov
631-344-2347
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 18-Sep-2013
Neuron
Nanoscale neuronal activity measured for the first time
A new technique that allows scientists to measure the electrical activity in the communication junctions of the nervous systems has been developed by a researcher at Queen Mary University of London.

Contact: Neha Okhandiar
n.okhandiar@qmul.ac.uk
020-788-27927
Queen Mary, University of London

Public Release: 17-Sep-2013
2013 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting
Professor wins medal for graphene research
A University of California, Riverside electrical engineering professor will receive the 2013 MRS Medal for his work on thermal properties of graphene, a single atomic plane of carbon atoms, and development of a new materials characterization technique.

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

Public Release: 16-Sep-2013
ACS Nano
UCLA researchers' smartphone 'microscope' can detect a single virus, nanoparticles
Your smartphone now can see what the naked eye cannot: A single virus and bits of material less than one-thousandth of the width of a human hair. Aydogan Ozcan, a UCLA professor of engineering, has created a portable smartphone attachment to enable sophisticated field testing of fluid and solid samples for detection of viruses and bacteria without need for bulky and expensive microscopes and lab equipment. The device weighs less than half a pound.

Contact: Bill Kisliuk
bkisliuk@support.ucla.edu
310-206-0540
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 16-Sep-2013
Nature Physics
On the road to fault-tolerant quantum computing
An international collaboration at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source has induced high temperature superconductivity in a toplogical insulator, an important step on the road to fault-tolerant quantum computing.
National Natural Science Foundation of China

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

Public Release: 16-Sep-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Invention jet prints nanostructures with self-assembling material
A multi-institutional team of engineers has developed a new approach to the fabrication of nanostructures for the semiconductor and magnetic storage industries. This approach combines top-down advanced ink-jet printing technology with a bottom-up approach that involves self-assembling block copolymers, a type of material that can spontaneously form ultrafine structures.
National Science Foundation, National Research Foundation of Korea

Contact: Steve Koppes
skoppes@uchicago.edu
773-702-8366
University of Chicago

Public Release: 16-Sep-2013
Journal of Applied Physics
New model should expedite development of temperature-stable nano-alloys
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new theoretical model that will speed the development of new nanomaterial alloys that retain their advantageous properties at elevated temperatures.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 16-Sep-2013
Scientific Reports
Environmentally friendly cement is stronger than ordinary cement
New research from the Niels Bohr Institute shows that cement made with waste ash from sugar production is stronger than ordinary cement. The research shows that the ash helps to bind water in the cement so that it is stronger, can withstand higher pressure and crumbles less. At the same time, energy is saved and pollution from cement production is reduced. The results are published in the scientific journal, Scientific Reports.

Contact: Gertie Skaarup
skaarup@nbi.dk
45-35-32-53-20
University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute

Public Release: 15-Sep-2013
Nature Physics
Quantum entanglement only dependent upon area
Two researchers at UCL Computer Science and the University of Gdansk present a new method for determining the amount of entanglement -- a quantum phenomenon connecting two remote partners, and crucial for quantum technology -- within part of a one-dimensional quantum system.

Contact: David Weston
d.weston@ucl.ac.uk
44-020-310-83844
University College London

Public Release: 13-Sep-2013
Nature Communications
Florida State University's unofficial 'Spider-Man' follows nature's lead
Eden Steven, a physicist at Florida State University's MagLab facility, discovered that simple methods can result in surprising and environmentally friendly high-tech outcomes during his experiments with spider silk and carbon nanotubes.

Contact: Eden Steven
esteven@magnet.fsu.edu
850-228-3903
Florida State University

Public Release: 13-Sep-2013
Review of Scientific Instruments
To touch the microcosmos
What if you could reach through a microscope to touch and feel the microscopic structures under the lens? In a breakthrough that may usher in a new era in the exploration of the worlds that are a million times smaller than human beings, researchers at Université Pierre et Marie Curie in France have unveiled a new technique that allows microscope users to manipulate samples using a technology known as "haptic optical tweezers."

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

Public Release: 13-Sep-2013
Applied Physics Letters
The '50-50' chip: Memory device of the future?
A new, environmentally-friendly electronic alloy consisting of 50 aluminum atoms bound to 50 atoms of antimony may be promising for building next-generation "phase-change" memory devices, which may be the data-storage technology of the future.

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

Public Release: 13-Sep-2013
NRL achieves highest open-circuit voltage for quantum dot solar cells
Using colloidal lead sulfide nanocrystal quantum dot substances, NRL researchers achieve the highest recorded open-circuit voltages for quantum dot solar cells to date.

Contact: Daniel Parry
nrlpao@nrlnavy.mil
202-767-2541
Naval Research Laboratory

Public Release: 12-Sep-2013
Nature Communications
Molecules pass through nanotubes at size-dependent speeds
Researchers at MIT, Seoul University in Korea and Ursinus College in Pennsylvania find that tiny molecules passing through nanotubes can be propelled or slowed depending on their size.
US Department of Energy, US Department of Defense

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

Public Release: 11-Sep-2013
Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
New system uses nanodiamonds to deliver chemotherapy drugs directly to brain tumors
Researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed a new drug delivery system using nanodiamonds that allows for direct application of chemotherapy to brain tumors with fewer harmful side effects and better cancer-killing efficiency than existing treatments.

Contact: Shaun Mason
smason@mednet.ucla.edu
310-206-2805
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 11-Sep-2013
Researchers win $5.25 million NIH grant to develop new single molecule electronic DNA sequencing platform
A team of researchers led by Columbia Engineering professor Jingyue Ju has won a three-year $5.25 million NIH grant to develop a novel integrated miniaturized system for real-time single molecule electronic DNA sequencing. This will help them develop their approach into a robust miniaturized platform that will allow the entire human genome to be deciphered for about $100, creating an ideal platform for personalized medicine and basic biomedical research.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: Holly Evarts
holly.evarts@columbia.edu
347-453-7408
Columbia University

Public Release: 11-Sep-2013
Commercialization of Micro-nano Systems Conference
Nanotech start-up wins international industry honors
C-Voltaics, a start-up nanotechnology company created by a University of Houston professor, has won the Young Technology Award at the Commercialization of Micro- and Nanosystems conference, held last month in The Netherlands. C-Voltaics was one of six nanotechnology companies competing for the award. Top prize was 5,000 euros, or about $6,685.

Contact: Jeannie Kever
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

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