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Public Release: 24-Jun-2013
Nature Biotechnology
Enhancing RNA interference
Helping RNA escape from cells' recycling process could make it easier to shut off disease-causing genes, says new study from MIT.
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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

Public Release: 24-Jun-2013
Nature Methods
New 'biowire' technology matures human heart by mimicking fetal heartrate
A new method of maturing human heart cells that simulates the natural growth environment of heart cells while applying electrical pulses to mimic the heart rate of fetal humans has led researchers at the University of Toronto to an electrifying step forward for cardiac research.

Contact: Erin Vollick
cmm.ibbme@utoronto.ca
416-409-3633
University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Public Release: 24-Jun-2013
Precise thickness measurement of soft materials by means of contact stylus instruments
Thanks to Researchers of Germany's Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, industrial enterprises which measure the thickness of soft polymer layers on hard substrates will be able to correct their measurement results by means of a formula.

Contact: Dr. Uwe Brand
uwe.brand@ptb.de
49-053-159-25111
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)

Public Release: 24-Jun-2013
Biosensors and Bioelectronics
Published research shows promise of new device to detect disease with drop of blood
An NJIT research professor known for his cutting-edge work with carbon nanotubes is overseeing the manufacture of a prototype lab-on-a-chip that would someday enable a physician to detect disease or virus from just one drop of liquid, including blood.

Contact: Sheryl Weinstein
973-596-3436
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 23-Jun-2013
Israel-Chicago partnership targets water resource innovations
The University of Chicago and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev will begin funding a series of ambitious research collaborations that apply the latest discoveries in nanotechnology to create new materials and processes for making clean, fresh drinking water more plentiful and less expensive by 2020.

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

Public Release: 21-Jun-2013
Advanced Materials
Beyond silicon: Transistors without semiconductors
Scientists at Michigan Technological University have built a nanoscale transistor that works at room temperature. The device, only 20 nanometers wide, is made of gold quantum dots mounted on boron nitride nanotubes. It was built in collaboration with colleagues at Oak Ridge National Lab.
US Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Contact: Marcia Goodrich
mlgoodri@mtu.edu
906-487-2343
Michigan Technological University

Public Release: 20-Jun-2013
Nano Letters
2-dimensional atomically-flat transistors show promise for next generation green electronics
UC Santa Barbara researchers demonstrate first n-type field effect transistors on monolayer tungsten diselenide with record performance.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Melissa Van De Werfhorst
melissa@engineering.ucsb.edu
805-893-4301
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 20-Jun-2013
Analytica Chimica Acta
Light and nanoprobes detect early signs of infection
Duke University biomedical engineers and genome researchers have developed a proof-of-principle approach using light to detect infections before patients show symptoms.
National Institutes of Health, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, US Department of Defense, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation

Contact: Richard Merritt
Richard.merritt@duke.edu
919-660-8414
Duke University

Public Release: 20-Jun-2013
Advanced Materials
Danish chemists in molecular chip breakthrough
Electronic components built from single molecules using chemical synthesis could pave the way for smaller, faster and more green and sustainable electronic devices. Now for the first time, a transistor made from just one molecular monolayer has been made to work where it really counts. On a computer chip.
Danish Chinese Center for Molecular Nano-Electronics

Contact: Jes Andersen
jean@science.ku.dk
45-23-60-11-40
University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 19-Jun-2013
Nano Letters
A battery made of wood?
A sliver of wood coated with tin could make a tiny, long-lasting, efficient and environmentally friendly battery, say scientists from the University of Maryland.
University of Maryland, National Science Foundation

Contact: Martha J. Heil
mjheil@umd.edu
301-405-0876
University of Maryland

Public Release: 19-Jun-2013
Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems
New microfluidic chip can help identify unwanted particles in water and food
Virginia Tech researchers developed a new microfabrication technique to develop three-dimensional microfluidic devices in polymers. The devices can be used in the analysis of cells and could prove useful in counterterrorism measures and in water and food safety concerns.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lynn Nystrom
tansy@vt.edu
540-231-4371
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 19-Jun-2013
Science Translational Medicine
A shot in the arm for old antibiotics
Slipping bacteria some silver could give old antibiotics new life, scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University reported June 19 in Science Translational Medicine. This could pave the way for new therapies for drug-resistant and recurrent infections.
National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering

Contact: Dan Ferber
dan.ferber@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-1547
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 19-Jun-2013
ACS Nano
Sound waves precisely position nanowires
The smaller components become, the more difficult it is to create patterns in an economical and reproducible way, according to an interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers who, using sound waves, can place nanowires in repeatable patterns for potential use in a variety of sensors, optoelectronics and nanoscale circuits.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 19-Jun-2013
PLOS ONE
Carbon nanotube harpoon catches individual brain-cell signals
Neuroscientists may soon be modern-day harpooners, snaring individual brain-cell signals instead of whales with tiny spears made of carbon nanotubes.
Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ashley Yeager
ashley.yeager@duke.edu
919-681-8057
Duke University

Public Release: 18-Jun-2013
Advanced Materials
Printing tiny batteries
Three-dimensional printing can now be used to print lithium-ion microbatteries the size of a grain of sand. The printed microbatteries could supply electricity to tiny devices in fields from medicine to communications, including many that have lingered on lab benches for lack of a battery small enough to fit the device, yet provide enough stored energy to power them.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: Dan Ferber
dan.ferber@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-1547
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 18-Jun-2013
US and Canadian researchers drive towards cheaper fuel cells for electric cars
A million electric cars could be on roads across North America before the end of the decade with the help of research by the United States Department of Energy, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Waterloo.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Nick Manning
nmanning@uwaterloo.ca
519-888-4451
University of Waterloo

Public Release: 17-Jun-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New way to improve antibiotic production
New research findings could reduce production times and therefore costs for antibiotic producers.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Zoe Dunford
zoe.dunford@jic.ac.uk
07-768-164-185
Norwich BioScience Institutes

Public Release: 17-Jun-2013
Nature Materials
Efficient and inexpensive: Researchers develop catalyst material for fuel cells
Efficient, robust and economic catalyst materials hold the key to achieving a breakthrough in fuel cell technology. Scientists from Jülich and Berlin have developed a material for converting hydrogen and oxygen to water using a tenth of the typical amount of platinum that was previously required. With the aid of state-of-the-art electron microscopy, the researchers discovered that the function of the nanometre-scale catalyst particles is decisively determined by their geometric shape and atomic structure.

Contact: Angela Wenzik
a.wenzik@fz-juelich.de
49-246-161-6048
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 17-Jun-2013
Journal of the American Chemical Society
An innovative material for the green Earth
Researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, S. Korea, developed a novel, simple method to synthesize hierarchically nanoporous frameworks of nanocrystalline metal oxides such as magnesia and ceria by the thermal conversion of well-designed metal-organic frameworks.
National Research Foundation of Korea, South Korea

Contact: Eunhee Song
ehsong@unist.ac.kr
82-522-171-224
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)

Public Release: 17-Jun-2013
International Journal of Robotics Research
A robot that runs like a cat
Thanks to its legs, whose design faithfully reproduces feline morphology, EPFL's four-legged "cheetah-cub robot" has the same advantages as its model: it is small, light and fast. Still in its experimental stage, the robot will serve as a platform for research in locomotion and biomechanics.
Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Contact: Sarah Perrin
sarah.perrin@epfl.ch
41-216-932-107
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 16-Jun-2013
Nature Chemistry
IU chemists produce star-shaped macromolecule that grabs large anions
Chemists at Indiana University Bloomington have created a symmetrical, five-sided macrocycle that is easy to synthesize and has characteristics that may help expand the molecular tool box available to researchers in biology, chemistry and materials sciences. The molecule, which the researchers call cyanostar, was developed in the lab of Amar Flood, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Steve Hinnefeld
slhinnef@iu.edu
812-856-3488
Indiana University

Public Release: 14-Jun-2013
IEEE Transactions on Haptics
New array measures vibrations across skin may help engineers design tactile displays
A new array measures vibrations across skin may help engineers design tactile displays.

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

Public Release: 13-Jun-2013
ACS Nano
Unzipped nanotubes unlock potential for batteries
Graphene nanoribbons and tin oxide make an effective anode for lithium ion batteries, as discovered in early tests at Rice University.
Air Force Office of Naval Research, Office of Naval Research, Sandia National Lab

Contact: Mike Williams
mikewilliams@rice.edu
713-348-6728
Rice University

Public Release: 13-Jun-2013
SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing 2013
Autonomous energy-scavenging micro devices will test water quality, monitor bridges, more
Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario are using photonics in their quest to "bring the lab to the sample," developing sophisticated micro instruments that scavenge power from sunlight, body heat, or other sources, for uses such as monitoring water quality or assessing bridge safety.

Contact: Amy Nelson
amy@sie.org
306-685-5478
SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics

Public Release: 13-Jun-2013
Journal of Chromotography B
Monell-led research identifies scent of melanoma
Monell researchers identified odorants from human skin cells that can be used to identify melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. In addition, a nanotechnology-based sensor could utilize the odor profiles to reliably differentiate melanoma cells from normal skin cells. Non-invasive odor analysis may be a valuable technique in the detection and early diagnosis of human melanoma.
NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Contact: Leslie Stein
stein@monell.org
267-519-4707
Monell Chemical Senses Center

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