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Public Release: 18-Dec-2015
Nature Scientific Reports
Nanotech weapon against chronic bacterial infections in hospitals
Biofilms have been linked to 80% of infections, forming on living tissues or dwelling in medical devices, and cause chronic infections that are extremely resistant to antibiotics able to evade the immune system. A new nanomedicine technique offers a non-toxic way to dislodge biofilms in infected tissue, making them vulnerable to antibiotics.

Contact: Wilson da Silva
w.dasilva@unsw.edu.au
61-407-907-017
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 17-Dec-2015
Nature Communications
Scientists blueprint tiny cellular 'nanomachine'
Scientists have drawn up molecular blueprints of a tiny cellular 'nanomachine,' whose evolution is an extraordinary feat of nature, by using one of the brightest X-ray sources on Earth.

Contact: RICHARD HARTH
RICHARD.HARTH@ASU.EDU
504-427-2666
Arizona State University

Public Release: 17-Dec-2015
Organometallics
Facile hydrolysis of the Metal-NHC framework under regular reaction conditions
Researchers led by professor Ananikov highlighted that Ni-NHC complexes do undergo a hydrolysis with a breakage of metal-ligand bond.

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

Public Release: 17-Dec-2015
Science
Scientists create atomically thin boron
A team of scientists from Argonne National Laboratory, Northwestern University and Stony Brook University has, for the first time, created a two-dimensional sheet of boron -- a material known as borophene. It is an unusual material because it shows many metallic properties at the nanoscale even though three-dimensional, or bulk, boron is nonmetallic and semiconducting. No bulk form of elemental boron has this metal-like behavior. Borophene, both metallic and atomically thin, holds promise for possible applications ranging from electronics to photovoltaics.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 16-Dec-2015
Nature Physics
Physics for the mechanism of slow change in microscopic magnetic structures revealed
The research group of Professor Hideo Ohno and Associate Professor Shunsuke Fukami of Tohoku University has studied in detail, a slow change of microscopic magnetic structures in metallic wires induced by external driving forces, commonly called 'creep' motion. This has allowed them to clarify the physics of how the driving forces, magnetic fields or electric currents, act on the magnetic structure.
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan Science and Technology Agency

Contact: Shunsuke Fukami
s-fukami@csis.tohoku.ac.jp
Tohoku University

Public Release: 16-Dec-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
This article can be printed on a hair
Thanks to a new revolutionary laser printing technology, it is now possible to print this press release in color on an area no bigger than a hair. This breakthrough in nanotechnology was published on Dec. 14, 2015, in an article in the scientific journal Nature Nanotechnology.

Contact: Anders Kristensen
anders.kristensen@nanotech.dtu.dk
45-45-25-63-31
Technical University of Denmark

Public Release: 16-Dec-2015
The tiniest color picture ever printed
Researchers of ETH Zurich and ETH start-up company Scrona achieve a new world record! They have printed a color picture depicting clown fishes around their sea anemone home. This picture is as tiny as the cross-sectional area of a human hair.

Contact: Dr. Patrick Galliker
gapatrick@ethz.ch
41-446-322-010
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 16-Dec-2015
Nature
Big moves in protein structure prediction and design
Reports in Nature this week on the modular construction of certain types of protein molecules are the latest in a series of advances in protein structure prediction and design. Because naturally occurring proteins act as nanomachines to carry out essential functions in living things, researchers are eager to custom-design and synthesize protein molecules that can perform critical tasks in medical, environmental and industrial arenas.
National Science Foundation, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Leila Gray
leilag@uw.edu
206-685-0381
University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Public Release: 16-Dec-2015
Nature Communications
To stop cancer's spread, take out its communication channels
A study by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital, published in Nature Communications, offers a new view of how cancer cells extend their reach, co-opting and transforming normal cells through 'metastatic hijacking.' The researchers also find that in pre-clinical models, pharmacological intervention can prevent this hijacking from occurring, pointing to new therapeutic targets for preventing cancer cells from spreading.
National Institutes of Health, DOD/Breast Cancer Research Program Breakthrough Award, American Lung Association, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

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

Public Release: 16-Dec-2015
Nature
NIST adds to quantum computing toolkit with mixed-atom logic operations
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have added to their collection of ingredients for future quantum computers by performing logic operations -- basic computing steps -- with two atoms of different elements. This hybrid design could be an advantage in large computers and networks based on quantum physics.
Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, Office of Naval Research

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

Public Release: 15-Dec-2015
Molecules in small spaces are keys to applications in nanochemistry and molecular machines
This monograph traces the research of the past two decades on molecules confined to closed containers -- capsules -- barely large enough to accommodate them. The capsules are stabilized by hydrogen bonds; they self-assemble in organic solvents and function on the nanometer scale.
National Institutes of Health, Skaaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, 1000 Talents Program of China

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

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015
Ultramicroscopy
Microscope creates near-real-time videos of nanoscale processes
Engineers at MIT have designed an atomic force microscope that scans images 2,000 times faster than existing commercial models. With this new high-speed instrument, the team produced images of chemical processes taking place at the nanoscale, at a rate that is close to real-time video.
Center for Clean Water and Clean Energy at MIT and KFUPM, National Instruments

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
New ceramic firefighting foam becomes stronger when temperature increases
A team of chemists from ITMO University, in collaboration with research company SOPOT, has developed a novel type of firefighting foam based on inorganic silica nanoparticles. The new foam beats existing analogues in fire extinguishing capacity, thermal and mechanical stability and biocompatibility. The results of the study were published in ACS Advanced Materials & Interfaces.

Contact: Dmitry Malkov
dvmalkov@corp.ifrmo.ru
895-337-75508
ITMO University

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015
Materials Horizons
Hybrid material presents potential for 4-D-printed adaptive devices
Combining photo-responsive fibers with thermo-responsive gels, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering and Clemson University have modeled a new hybrid material that could reconfigure itself multiple times into different shapes when exposed to light and heat.

Contact: Paul Kovach
pkovach@pitt.edu
412-624-0265
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015
Nature Materials
New industrial possibilities for nanoporous thin films
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a new type of materials with nanoscale pores. Bioscience engineers from KU Leuven, Belgium, have developed an alternative method that produces these materials in the form of very thin films, so that they can easily be used for high-tech applications such as microchips.
Research Foundation Flanders

Contact: Ivo Stassen
ivo.stassen@biw.kuleuven.be
32-163-76732
KU Leuven

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015
Physical Review X
Nanoscale one-way-street for light
If light is able to propagate from left to right, the opposite direction is usually allowed as well. Researchers at TU Wien have developed a new device for breaking this rule. A one-way-street for light can now be used for optical chips and may thus become important for optical signal processing.

Contact: Florian Aigner
florian.aigner@tuwien.ac.at
0043-158-801-41027
Vienna University of Technology

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015
Nature Materials
Better catalysts for green energy
A new study, just published in Nature Materials, provides a detailed account of how to control the electron charge of nanoparticles of platinum, an important catalyst in fuel cells, to maximize the efficiency of the process. The study is the result of an intense international collaboration involving SISSA and CNR-IOM of Trieste, the University of Barcelona, ELETTRA Sincrotrone Trieste, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany and Univerzita Karlova of Prague.

Contact: Federica Sgorbissa
pressoffice@sissa.it
0039-040-378-7644
International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA)

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015
Nature Neuroscience
How multiple sclerosis can be triggered by brain cell death
Multiple sclerosis may be triggered by the death of brain cells that make the insulation around nerve fibers, a surprising new view of the disease reported in a study. A specially developed nanoparticle prevented MS even after the death of those brain cells, an experiment in the study showed. The nanoparticles are being developed for clinical trials that could lead to new treatments -- without the side effects of current therapies.
Myelin Repair Foundation, National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Contact: Marla Paul
marla-paul@northwestern.edu
Northwestern University

Public Release: 11-Dec-2015
Science Advances
The artificial materials that came in from the cold
Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a freeze-casting technique that enables them to design and create strong, tough and lightweight materials comparable to bones, teeth, shells and wood.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

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

Public Release: 11-Dec-2015
Advanced Functional Materials
Diagnostics with birefringence
ETH researchers led by Raffaele Mezzenga have developed a new diagnostic method. It is based on Birefringence, the ability of substances to change the polarization state of light. With this method, doctors around the world can easily, rapidly and reliably detect malaria, Ebola or HIV to name only a few.

Contact: Raffaele Mezzenga
raffaele.mezzenga@hest.ethz.ch
41-446-329-140
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 10-Dec-2015
Applied Materials and Interfaces
Shaking the nanomaterials out
Nano implies small -- and that's great for use in medical devices, beauty products and smartphones -- but it's also a problem. All these tiny particles get into our water and are difficult to remove. Now, Michigan Tech researchers Yoke Khin Yap and Dongyang Zhang have a novel and very simple way to take the nanomaterials out.
National Science Foundation, Division of Materials Research

Contact: Yoke Khin Yap
ykyap@mtu.edu
906-487-2900
Michigan Technological University

Public Release: 9-Dec-2015
Nature Materials
Physics of wrapping miniature droplets takes cue from street foods
Professor Joseph Paulsen researches soft condensed matter physics or, "the study of things that are squishy," he explains. This area of research focuses on substances that can be easily bent or deformed, such as liquids, foams, and gels. In this case, Paulsen and colleagues investigated the way very thin elastic sheets wrap droplets of water.

Contact: Rob Enslin
rmenslin@syr.edu
315-443-3403
Syracuse University

Public Release: 9-Dec-2015
Journal of Controlled Release
Nanotech drug delivery shows promise for improved melanoma treatment
Researchers have developed a new three-drug delivery system for cancer treatment, especially metastatic melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer -- and shown that the system may have particular value with cancers like this that often spread through the lymphatic system. It may offer a novel therapeutic option for more effective cancer treatment.

Contact: Adam Alani
adam.alani@oregonstate.edu
503-346-4702
Oregon State University

Public Release: 9-Dec-2015
Advanced Materials
New nanomanufacturing technique advances imaging, biosensing technology
Advances in nanolensing would make possible extremely high-resolution imaging or biological lensing.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2015
ACS Nano
Detecting and identifying explosives with single test
A new test for detecting multiple explosives simultaneously has been developed by UCL scientists. The proof-of-concept sensor is designed to quickly identify and quantify five commonly used explosives in solution to help track toxic contamination in waste water and improve the safety of public spaces.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

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

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