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Public Release: 18-Jan-2016
Nature Materials
Light-activated nanoparticles prove effective against antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'
In the ever-escalating evolutionary battle with drug-resistant bacteria, humans may soon have a leg up thanks to adaptive, light-activated nanotherapy developed by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder.
W.M. Keck Foundation, National Science Foundation

Contact: Prashant Nagpal
prashant.nagpal@colorado.edu
303-735-6732
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 15-Jan-2016
Nanoscale
NIST simulates fast, accurate DNA sequencing through graphene nanopore
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have simulated a new concept for rapid, accurate gene sequencing by pulling a DNA molecule through a tiny, chemically activated hole in graphene -- an ultrathin sheet of carbon atoms -- and detecting changes in electrical current.

Contact: Laura Ost
laura.ost@nist.gov
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 14-Jan-2016
Journal of Chemical Physics
Nanodevice, build thyself
Researchers in Germany studied how a multitude of electronic interactions govern the encounter between a molecule called porphine and copper and silver surfaces -- information that could one day be harnessed to make molecular building blocks self-assemble into nanodevices.

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

Public Release: 14-Jan-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
New particle can track chemo
Tracking the path of chemotherapy drugs in real time and at a cellular level could revolutionize cancer care and help doctors sort out why two patients might respond differently to the same treatment. Researchers at The Ohio State University have found a way to light up a common cancer drug so they can see where the chemo goes and how long it takes to get there.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Mingjun Zhang
Zhang.4882@osu.edu
614-292-3181
Ohio State University

Public Release: 14-Jan-2016
Nano Letters
Engineers invent a bubble-pen to write with nanoparticles
Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a device and technique, called bubble-pen lithography, that can gently and efficiently handle nanoparticles -- the tiny pieces of gold, silicon and other materials used in nanomanufacturing.
Beckman Young Investigator Award

Contact: Sandra Zaragoza
Zaragoza@utexas.edu
830-734-7510
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 14-Jan-2016
Two NTU professors in Thomson Reuters' list of the world's 19 hottest researchers
Two scientists from Nanyang Technological University -- Professor David Lou and Professor Zhang Hua -- have made it into the ranking of the World's Hottest Researchers 2015 by Thomson Reuters.

Contact: Lester Kok
lesterkok@ntu.edu.sg
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 13-Jan-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Annihilating nanoscale defects
Researchers at the University of Chicago and Argonne may have found a way for the semiconductor industry to hit miniaturization targets on time and without defects.
United States Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences Materials Energy Program

Contact: Jared Sagoff
jsagoff@anl.gov
630-252-5549
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 13-Jan-2016
Carbon
Nano-hybrid materials create magnetic effect
A Rice University and Montreal Polytechnic theoretical study defines the electromagnetic properties of graphene and boron nitride hybrids. The results provide a roadmap for new nano-engineered applications.
Calcul Quebec and Compute Canada

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

Public Release: 13-Jan-2016
Nano Letters
'Spermbots' could help women trying to conceive (video)
Sperm that don't swim well rank high among the main causes of infertility. To give these cells a boost, women trying to conceive can turn to artificial insemination or other assisted reproduction techniques, but success can be elusive. In an attempt to improve these odds, scientists have developed motorized 'spermbots' that can deliver poor swimmers -- that are otherwise healthy -- to an egg. Their report appears in ACS' journal Nano Letters.

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

Public Release: 12-Jan-2016
Micromachines
Microbots individually controlled using 'mini force fields'
Researchers are using a technology likened to 'mini force fields' to independently control individual microrobots operating within groups, an advance aimed at using the tiny machines in areas including manufacturing and medicine.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Emil Venere
venere@purdue.edu
765-494-4709
Purdue University

Public Release: 12-Jan-2016
Scientific Reports
Uncovering oxygen's role in enhancing red LEDs
Last week, an international group of researchers shed light on oxygen's role in enhancing red LEDs and reported that the quantity and location of oxygen in gallium nitride (GaN) can be fine-tuned to improve the optical performance of europium-doped GaN devices. The group includes researchers from Lehigh, Osaka University in Japan, the Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal, the University of Mount Union in Ohio, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.
National Science Foundation, Grant-in-Aid for Creative Scientific Research, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research

Contact: Lori Friedman
lof214@lehigh.edu
610-758-3224
Lehigh University

Public Release: 12-Jan-2016
Science Advances
How copper makes organic light-emitting diodes more efficient
Copper as a fluorescent material allows for the manufacture of inexpensive and environmentally compatible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Thermally activated delayed fuorescence ensures high light yield. Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, CYNORA, and the University of St. Andrews have now measured the underlying quantum mechanics phenomenon of intersystem crossing in a copper complex. The results of this work are reported in Science Advances and contribute to enhancing the energy efficiency of OLEDs.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 12-Jan-2016
Future Science Group partners with Enago to offer pre-submission editing services
Future Science Group today announced their partnership with Enago, who provide English editing and proofreading of scientific manuscripts for authors for whom English is a second language.

Contact: Leela Ripton
l.ripton@future-science-group.com
44-208-371-6090
Future Science Group

Public Release: 12-Jan-2016
Advanced Materials
New LED with luminescent proteins
Scientists from Germany and Spain have discovered a way to create a BioLED by packaging luminescent proteins in the form of rubber. This innovative device gives off a white light which is created by equal parts of blue, green and red rubber layers covering one LED, thus rendering the same effect as with traditional inorganic LEDs but at a lower cost.

Contact: SINC
info@agenciasinc.es
34-914-251-820
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

Public Release: 12-Jan-2016
Gastroenterology
Gut reaction: Smart pill smells out the body's fiber factor
Researchers have conducted the first ever trials of smart pills that can measure intestinal gases inside the body, with surprising results revealing some unexpected ways that fiber affects the gut.
National Health and Medical Research Council Australia

Contact: Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh
kourosh.kalantar@rmit.edu.au
61-399-253-254
RMIT University

Public Release: 11-Jan-2016
Mendeleev Communications
How sensitive and accurate are routine NMR and MS instruments?
The article draws specific attention to the 'must know' factors, which are necessary in order to achieve reliable measurements using NMR, EI-MS and ESI-MS analytic tools in life sciences, chemistry, catalysis, material science and engineering.

Contact: Valentine Ananikov
val@ioc.ac.ru
Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 11-Jan-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
A nanophotonic comeback for incandescent bulbs?
Researchers combine the warm look of traditional light bulbs with 21st-century energy efficiency.

Contact: Andrew Carleen
acarleen@mit.edu
617-253-1682
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 11-Jan-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
DNA 'building blocks' pave the way for improved drug delivery
DNA has been used as a 'molecular building block' to construct synthetic bio-inspired pores which will improve the way drugs are delivered and help advance the field of synthetic biology, according to scientists from UCL and Nanion Technologies.
Leverhulme Trust, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, UCL Chemistry

Contact: Rebecca Caygill
r.caygill@ucl.ac.uk
44-203-108-3846
University College London

Public Release: 11-Jan-2016
Nature Energy
New Stanford battery shuts down at high temperatures and restarts when it cools
Stanford researchers have developed the first lithium-ion battery that shuts down before overheating, then restarts immediately when the temperature cools. The new technology could prevent the kind of fires that have prompted recalls and bans on a wide range of battery-powered devices, from computers to hoverboards.
US Department of Energy, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Precourt Institute for Energy

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

Public Release: 11-Jan-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
Recycling light
In a study published in Nature Nanotechnology, a team of MIT researchers describes a way to recycle light emitted at unwanted infrared wavelengths while optimizing the emission at useful visible wavelengths. While as a proof-of-concept the research group built a more energy-efficient incandescent light bulb, the same approach could also be used to improve the performance of other hot thermal emitters, including thermo-photovoltaic devices.
Solid-State Solar Thermal Energy Conversion Center, US Department of Energy, Army Research Office through the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies

Contact: Ognjen Ilic
ilico@mit.edu
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies

Public Release: 11-Jan-2016
Future of lung treatment: Malaysian scientists join Harvard team creating safe, effective nano drugs
Scientists from Malaysia are teaming with Harvard University experts to help revolutionize the treatment of lung diseases -- the safe, effective delivery of nanomedicine deep into parts of the lung unreachable using common inhalers. Other Malaysian Institute for Innovative Nanotechnology research pursuits include converting greenhouse gases into an energy source; 'Smart farming' nanosensors; more. The new national nanotech program, initiated through Malaysia's Global Science & Innovation Advisory Council, aims to make a macro impact in health, energy, environment, agriculture, electronics.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-878-8712
Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology

Public Release: 10-Jan-2016
Nature Communications
Two-stage power management system boosts energy-harvesting efficiency
A two-stage power management and storage system could dramatically improve the efficiency of triboelectric generators that harvest energy from irregular human motion such as walking, running or finger tapping.

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

Public Release: 8-Jan-2016
Scientific Reports
Mechanical properties of nanomaterials are altered due to electric field, researchers find
University of Wyoming researchers for the first time have found that the electric field changes the fracture toughness of nanomaterials.

Contact: TeYu Chien
tchien@uwyo.edu
307-766-6534
University of Wyoming

Public Release: 8-Jan-2016
ACS Nano
Electronically connected graphene nanoribbons foresee high-speed electronics
An international research team at Tohoku University's Advanced Institute of Materials Research succeeded in chemically interconnecting chiral-edge graphene nanoribbons with zigzag-edge features by molecular assembly, and demonstrated electronic connection between GNRs.

Contact: Patrick Han
han.patrick@b7tohoku.ac.jp
81-222-176-170
Tohoku University

Public Release: 7-Jan-2016
Nature Chemistry
A 'printing press' for nanoparticles
Gold nanoparticles have unusual properties, which scientists are seeking to put to use in a range of technologies. Some of the most interesting properties emerge when nanoparticles are brought close together. But a major challenge has been finding ways to assemble these bits of gold while controlling the three-dimensional shape of their arrangement. In results reported in Nature Chemistry, researchers from McGill University outline a new technique.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Centre for Self-Assembled Chemical Structures, Canada Research Chairs Program, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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

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