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Public Release: 10-Feb-2014
Journal of Biomechanics
With their amazing necks, ants don't need 'high hopes' to do heavy lifting
The design of future space robots may take a cue from the neck joint of an unassuming American field ant.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Pam Frost Gorder
gorder.1@osu.edu
614-292-9475
Ohio State University

Public Release: 10-Feb-2014
Nature Communications
Chips that listen to bacteria
Researchers led by Ken Shepard (electrical engineering and biomedical engineering professor, Columbia Engineering) and Lars Dietrich, biological sciences assistant professor, Columbia University) have shown integrated circuit technology can be used for a most unusual application -- the study of signaling in bacterial colonies. They have developed a chip based on CMOS technology that enables them to electrochemically image the signaling molecules from these colonies spatially and temporally -- they've developed chips that "listen" to bacteria.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Holly Evarts
holly.evarts@columbia.edu
347-453-7408
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Public Release: 10-Feb-2014
UCF researcher bringing 3-D TV back from the dead
One UCF researcher may be on the brink of bringing 3-D- TV back from the dead. Gone are the goofy glasses required of existing sets. Instead, assistant professor Jayan Thomas is working on creating the materials necessary to create a 3-D image that could be seen from 360 degrees with no extra equipment.
National Science Foundation Career Grant

Contact: Zenaida Kotala
zenaida.kotala@ucf.edu
407-823-6120
University of Central Florida

Public Release: 10-Feb-2014
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Nanomotors are controlled, for the first time, inside living cells
Nanomotors have been controlled inside living cells for the first time, report a team of chemists and engineers at Penn State University. The scientists placed tiny rocket-shaped synthetic motors inside live human cells, propelled them with ultrasonic waves and steered them magnetically to spin and to battering against the cell membrane.
National Science Foundaiton, National Institutes of Health, Penn State University

Contact: Barbara K. Kennedy
science@psu.edu
814-863-4682
Penn State

Public Release: 10-Feb-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New live-cell printing technology works like ancient Chinese woodblocking
With a nod to 3rd century Chinese woodblock printing and children's rubber stamp toys, researchers in Houston have developed a way to print living cells onto any surface, in virtually any shape. Unlike recent, similar work using inkjet printing approaches, almost all cells survive the process, scientists report in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
National Institutes of Health, US Department of Defense, Alliance for Nanohealth

Contact: David Bricker
dmbricker@tmhs.org
832-667-5811
Houston Methodist

Public Release: 9-Feb-2014
International Solid-State Circuits Conference
Cochlear implants -- with no exterior hardware
Researchers develop cochlear implant that can be wirelessly recharged.

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

Public Release: 7-Feb-2014
Tiny soft medicine factories
A novel biomedical technology is awarded with a European Research Council Consolidator Grant: Localized synthesis of drugs within biocatalytic therapeutic vascular implants for site-specific drug delivery to target organs and tissues.
European Research Council

Contact: Alexander Zelikin
zelikin@chem.au.dk
45-23-29-79-86
Aarhus University

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
Nano Letters
Nanoparticle pinpoints blood vessel plaques
A team of researchers, led by scientists at Case Western Reserve University, has developed a multifunctional nanoparticle that enables magnetic resonance imaging to pinpoint blood vessel plaques caused by atherosclerosis. The technology is a step toward creating a non-invasive method of identifying plaques vulnerable to rupture -- the cause of heart attack and stroke -- in time for treatment.
National Institutes of Health, Mt. Sinai Foundation, Natural Sciences and Research Council of Canada

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-368-4442
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
SPIE Photonics WEST 2014
Credit card-sized device could analyze biopsy, help diagnose pancreatic cancer in minutes
University of Washington scientists and engineers are developing a low-cost device that could help pathologists diagnose pancreatic cancer earlier and faster. The prototype can perform the basic steps for processing a biopsy, relying on fluid transport instead of human hands to process the tissue.

Contact: Michelle Ma
mcma@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
Physical Review Letters
Molecular traffic jam makes water move faster through nanochannels
New Northwestern University research finds that water molecules traveling through tiny carbon nanotube pipes do not flow continuously but rather intermittently, like stop-and-go traffic, with unexpected results.

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

Public Release: 5-Feb-2014
Nature Materials
Crossover sound
The first "unambiguous demonstration" of the atomic-scale sound waves known as phonons crossing over from particle-like to wave-like behavior in superlattices opens the door to improved thermoelectrics and possibly even phonon lasers.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

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

Public Release: 5-Feb-2014
Advanced Materials
Graphene 'sandwich' improves images of biomolecules
By sandwiching a biological molecule between sheets of graphene, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have obtained atomic-level images of the molecule in its natural watery environment.
Michigan Technological University, National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeanne Galatzer-Levy
jgala@uic.edu
312-996-1583
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 5-Feb-2014
Nature
Ballistic transport in graphene suggests new type of electronic device
Using electrons more like photons could provide the foundation for a new type of electronic device that would capitalize on the ability of graphene to carry electrons with almost no resistance even at room temperature -- a property known as ballistic transport.
National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

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

Public Release: 4-Feb-2014
Advanced Materials
It's the water
An ingenious new technique will allow scientists to view and analyze intact proteins and other biomolecules using electron microscopy.
Michigan Technological University, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 4-Feb-2014
Nature Communications
Good hair day: New technique grows tiny 'hairy' materials at the microscale
Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory attacked a tangled problem by developing a new technique to grow tiny "hairy" materials that assemble themselves at the microscale.
US Department of Energy's Office of Science, Russian Russian Foundation for Basic Research

Contact: Louise Lerner
Louise@anl.gov
630-252-5526
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 4-Feb-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
In vitro innovation: Testing nanomedicine with blood cells on a microchip
Scientists have engineered a microchip coated with blood vessel cells to learn more about the conditions under which nanoparticles accumulate in the plaque-filled arteries of patients with atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of myocardial infarction and stroke.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Brett Israel
brett.israel@comm.gatech.edu
404-385-1933
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 4-Feb-2014
ACS Nano
Patterns of particles generated by surface charges
Every day we can see order turn into disorder -- for instance when intricate ice crystals melt. But sometimes, disorder can also turn into perfectly ordered structures. At the Vienna University of Technology, physicists studied particles with inhomogeneous surface charge which can spontaneously create two dimensional patterns. This may create new kinds of materials or even filters with tunable properties.

Contact: Florian Aigner
florian.aigner@tuwien.ac.at
43-158-801-41027
Vienna University of Technology

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
UT Arlington bioengineer to create new nanoparticle system to shore up arterial walls
A UT Arlington bioengineer has received a four-year, $1.4 million National Institutes of Health grant to create a nanoparticle system to shore up arterial walls following angioplasty and stenting procedures to treat coronary arterial disease.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
INRS professor Federico Rosei awarded prestigious Steacie Fellowship
Federico Rosei, professor at the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre, is the recipient of an E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship, one of the most prestigious honours awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. An internationally renowned researcher, Professor Rosei has made a name for himself through his pioneering work on advanced materials, which has enormous technological potential in electronics, photonics, life sciences and energy conversion.

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

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
Physical Review Letters
Physicists at Mainz University build pilot prototype of a single ion heat engine
Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg are working on a heat engine that consists of just a single ion. Such a nano-heat engine could be far more efficient than, for example, a car engine or a coal-fired power plant.

Contact: Johannes Roßnagel
j.rossnagel@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-23671
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 3-Feb-2014
INRS receives 7 NSERC Strategic Project Grants
INRS has topped all other Quebec universities with seven awards in the 2013 Strategic Project Grants Competition by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). INRS placed third overall in Canada for total funding with over $3.5 million as well as for the number of projects funded.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

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

Public Release: 2-Feb-2014
Nature Methods
Capturing ultrasharp images of multiple cell components at once
A new microscopy method could enable scientists to generate snapshots of dozens of different biomolecules at once in a single human cell, a team from the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University reported Sunday in Nature Methods. Such images could shed light on complex cellular pathways and potentially lead to new ways to diagnose disease, track its prognosis, or monitor the effectiveness of therapies at a cellular level.

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

Public Release: 31-Jan-2014
Light: Science and Applications
Quantum dots provide complete control of photons
By emitting photons from a quantum dot at the top of a micropyramid, researchers at Linköping University are creating a polarized light source for such things as energy-saving computer screens and wiretap-proof communications.
Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research

Contact: Per Olof Holtz
poh@ifm.liu.se
46-013-282-628
Linköping University

Public Release: 30-Jan-2014
ACS Nano
Rice lab clocks 'hot' electrons
Rice University scientists time "hot" electrons as they transfer from excited plasmons in gold nanorods to graphene.
National Science Foundation, Welch Foundation, US Army Research Office, American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund

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

Public Release: 30-Jan-2014
Nature Photonics
Integration brings quantum computer a step closer
An international research group led by the University of Bristol has made an important advance towards a quantum computer by shrinking down key components and integrating them onto a silicon microchip.

Contact: Hannah Johnson
press-office@bristol.ac.uk
44-117-331-8902
University of Bristol

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