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Public Release: 15-Nov-2013
Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
Nanoparticles to probe mystery sperm defects behind infertility
A way of using nanoparticles to investigate the mechanisms underlying 'mystery' cases of infertility has been developed by scientists at Oxford University. The technique, published in Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, could eventually help researchers to discover the causes behind cases of unexplained infertility and develop treatments for affected couples. The method involves loading porous silica nanoparticle 'envelopes' with compounds to identify, diagnose or treat the causes of infertility.
Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Contact: University of Oxford Press Office
press.office@admin.ox.ac.uk
44-018-652-80528
University of Oxford

Public Release: 15-Nov-2013
Nature Communications
New hologram technology created with tiny nanoantennas
Researchers have created tiny holograms using a "metasurface" capable of the ultra-efficient control of light, representing a potential new technology for advanced sensors, high-resolution displays and information processing.
US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Army research Office, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 14-Nov-2013
ACS Nano
Nanotech researchers' 2-step method shows promise in fighting pancreatic cancer
A new method of microscopic drug delivery that could greatly improve the treatment of deadly pancreatic cancer has been proven to work in mice at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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

Public Release: 14-Nov-2013
ACS Nano
Nano magnets arise at 2-D boundaries
According to a new theory by Rice University scientists, imperfections in certain two-dimensional materials create the conditions by which nanoscale magnetic fields arise.

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

Public Release: 14-Nov-2013
Company co-founded by UH researcher wins Nanomedicine Award
Endomagnetics, the company co-founded in the United Kingdom by a University of Houston researcher to develop products to improve the standard of breast cancer care, has been named one of two winners of an inaugural Nanomedicine Award in the European Union.

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

Public Release: 14-Nov-2013
Science
UT Austin researchers grow large graphene crystals that have exceptional electrical properties
UT Austin researchers are using oxygen to grow large single graphene crystals on copper. Large single-crystal graphene is of great interest because the grain boundaries in polycrystalline material have defects, and eliminating such defects makes for a better material.
W.M. Keck Foundation, Office of Naval Reserach, Southwest Area Nanotechnology Center

Contact: Sandra Zaragoza
zaragoza@utexas.edu
512-471-2129
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 14-Nov-2013
Science
Stanford scientists create a low-cost, long-lasting water splitter made of silicon and nickel
Stanford University scientists have created a silicon-based water splitter that is both low-cost and corrosion-free. The novel device -- a silicon semiconductor coated in an ultrathin layer of nickel -- could help pave the way for large-scale production of clean hydrogen fuel from sunlight.
Precourt Institute for Energy, Global Climate and Energy Project, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 13-Nov-2013
Photoacoustics
Elsevier launches new open access journal: Photoacoustics
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce the launch of the new open access journal Photoacoustics.

Contact: Frauke Muenzel
f.muenzel@elsevier.com
49-174-344-2281
Elsevier

Public Release: 13-Nov-2013
Analytica Chimica Acta
New generation of micro sensors for monitoring ocean acidification
The first step in developing a cost-effective micro sensor for long-term monitoring of ocean acidification has been achieved by a team of scientists and engineers.

Contact: Catherine Beswick
catherine.beswick@noc.ac.uk
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (UK)

Public Release: 12-Nov-2013
New solar cell is more efficient, less costly
American innovators still have some cards to play when it comes to squeezing more efficiency and lower costs out of silicon, the workhorse of solar photovoltaic cells and modules worldwide.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 12-Nov-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Taking a new look at carbon nanotubes
Two of the biggest challenges in carbon nanotube research have been met with the development by Berkeley Lab researchers of a technique that can be used to identify the structure of an individual carbon nanotube and characterize its electronic and optical properties in a functional device.
US Department of Energy Office of Science, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 12-Nov-2013
Duke wins $15 million renewal to study nanotech safety
A pioneering, multi-institution research center headquartered at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering has just won a $15-million grant renewal from the National Science Foundation and the US Environmental Protection Agency to continue learning more about where nanoparticles accumulate, how they interact with other chemicals and how they affect the environment.
National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency

Contact: Minnie Glymph
minnie.glymph@duke.edu
919-660-8403
Duke University

Public Release: 12-Nov-2013
ACS Nano
A nano-sized sponge made of electrons
During chemical reactions, ceria nanoparticles behave in a completely different way than previously thought: the electrons absorbed and released during the reaction are not bound to individual atoms but, like a cloud, distribute themselves over the whole nanoparticle. His has far-reaching consequences for optimising the current and future use of these nanoparticles and to assess the limits of their safe use.

Contact: Claus Habfast
claus.habfast@esrf.fr
33-666-662-384
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

Public Release: 12-Nov-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Researchers at Penn add another tool in their directed assembly toolkit
An interdisciplinary team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has already developed a technique for controlling liquid crystals by means of physical templates and elastic energy, rather than the electromagnetic fields that manipulate them in televisions and computer monitors. They envision using this technique to direct the assembly of other materials, such as nanoparticles. Now, the Penn team has added another tool to this directed assembly toolkit.
National Science Foundation, Mark Howard Shapiro and Anita Rae Shapiro Charitable Fund, Kavli Institute, Simons Foundation

Contact: Evan Lerner
elerner@upenn.edu
215-573-6604
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 10-Nov-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
All aboard the nanotrain network
Tiny self-assembling transport networks, powered by nano-scale motors and controlled by DNA, have been developed by scientists at Oxford University and Warwick University.

Contact: University of Oxford Press Office
press.office@admin.ox.ac.uk
44-186-528-3877
University of Oxford

Public Release: 8-Nov-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Snap to attention: Polymers that react and move to light
Researchers are investigating polymers that "snap" when triggered by light, converting light energy into mechanical work.

Contact: John Fedele
jfedele@pitt.edu
412-624-4148
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 7-Nov-2013
Biomaterials
Nanoparticles can overcome drug resistance in breast cancer cells
Nanoparticles filled with chemotherapeutic drugs can kill drug-resistant breast cancer cells, according to a study published in the scientific journal Biomaterials.
Swedish Research Council, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and others

Contact: Press Office
pressinfo@ki.se
46-852-486-077
Karolinska Institutet

Public Release: 7-Nov-2013
Nature
Programmed nanoparticles organize themselves into highly complex nanostructures
Animal and plant cells are prominent examples of how nature constructs ever-larger units in a targeted, preprogrammed manner using molecules as building blocks. In nanotechnology, scientists mimic this 'bottom-up' technique by using the ability of suitably structured nano materials to 'self-assemble' into higher order architectures. Applying this concept, polymer scientists described a new principle for the self-assembly of patterned nanoparticles which may have important implications for the fundamental understanding of such processes and future technologies.

Contact: Dr. Axel H. E. Müller
axel.mueller@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-22372
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 7-Nov-2013
Allen Institute for Brain Science partners with imec for development of next-generation tools
The Allen Institute in partnership with imec, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, the Wellcome Trust and University College London, have committed $5.5 million in R&D for the revolutionary neuroscience research tools including the proposed sensor array.

Contact: Steven Cooper
press@alleninstitute.org
646-358-2765
Edelman Public Relations

Public Release: 6-Nov-2013
CasaClima International Energy Forum
UC's SmartLight more than a bright idea, it's a revolution in interior lighting ready to shine
The innovative solar technology "would change the equation for energy," according to UC researchers.

Contact: Tom Robinette
tom.robinette@uc.edu
513-556-1825
University of Cincinnati

Public Release: 6-Nov-2013
Advanced Materials
Lawrence Livermore researchers unveil carbon nanotube jungles to better detect molecules
Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have developed a new method of using nanotubes to detect molecules at extremely low concentrations enabling trace detection of biological threats, explosives and drugs.

Contact: Ken Ma
ma28@llnl.gov
925-423-7602
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Public Release: 6-Nov-2013
Nature
Perfect faults: A self-correcting crystal may unleash the next generation of advanced communications
NIST researchers have joined with an international team to engineer and measure a potentially important new class of nanostructured materials for microwave and advanced communication devices. These new multilayered crystalline sandwiches might enable a whole new class of compact, high-performance, high-efficiency components for devices such as cellular phones.

Contact: Michael Baum
michael.baum@nist.gov
301-975-2763
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 6-Nov-2013
Advanced Materials
Big beats bolster solar cell efficiency
Playing pop and rock music improves the performance of solar cells, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London.

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

Public Release: 5-Nov-2013
ASME 2013 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems
'Smart foam' takes aim at concussions by measuring helmet impact
Combining nanotechnology with foam, BYU student Jake Merrell has created a smart-foam that can be placed inside a football helmet to measure the impact of each hit. When compressed, the self-powered foam generates electrical signals that are transmitted wirelessly to a tablet or computer in the hands of a coach or trainer.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Todd Hollingshead
toddh@byu.edu
801-422-8373
Brigham Young University

Public Release: 5-Nov-2013
AVS announces its major award winners of 2013
The AVS has selected its major award winners for 2013. The AVS established an annual awards program to encourage excellence in research and innovation in technical areas of interest to the AVS.

Contact: Della Miller
della@avs.org
530-896-0477
American Institute of Physics

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