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Showing releases 826-850 out of 1721.

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Public Release: 27-Nov-2013
Science Translational Medicine
Scientists develop way to successfully give nanoparticle therapeutics orally
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts Institute of Technology are the first to report in the field of nanomedicine a new type of nanoparticle that can be successfully absorbed through the digestive tract.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Marjorie Montemayor-Quellenberg
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Public Release: 26-Nov-2013
BUSM/BMC receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant to develop next generation condom
The department of radiology at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Grand Challenges Explorations

Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 26-Nov-2013
New technique for testing drugs to treat cystic fibrosis and epilepsy
Researchers from the University of Southampton, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Quebec at Montreal, have developed a new microsystem for more efficient testing of pharmaceutical drugs to treat diseases such as cystic fibrosis, MG (myasthenia gravis) and epilepsy.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Glenn Harris
University of Southampton

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Nano Letters
Polymer gel, heal thyself: University of Pittsburgh engineering team proposes new composites that can regenerate when damaged
Pitt researchers have developed models to design a new polymer gel that would enable complex materials to regenerate themselves.

Contact: John Fedele
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Nano Letters
Nanotubes can solder themselves, markedly improving device performance
University of Illinois researchers have developed a way to heal gaps in wires too small for even the world's tiniest soldering iron. Junctions between nanotubes have high resistance, slowing down the current and creating hotspots. The researchers use these hot spots to trigger a local chemical reaction that deposits metal that nano-solders the junctions.
National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research

Contact: Liz Ahlberg
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
The inner workings of a bacterial black box caught on time-lapse video
Using a pioneering visualization method, researchers from the UC Berkeley and the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute made movies of a complex and vital cellular machine called the carboxysome being assembled inside living cells. They observed that bacteria build these internal compartments in a way never seen in plant, animal and other eukaryotic cells. The findings, published Nov. 21, 2013, in the journal Cell, will illuminate bacterial physiology and may also influence nanotechnology development.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: David Gilbert
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Scientific Reports
Flashes of brilliance
Spontaneous bursts of coherent light from solid-state materials shed new light on how particles interact and may lead to ultrahigh-speed optoelectronic devices for telecommunications.
National Science Foundation, State of Florida

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Dunn Foundation awards bioscience grants
The John S. Dunn Foundation provides seed grants for interdisciplinary projects between scientists at Rice University's BioScience Research Collaborative and researchers at other GCC member institutions. These new projects will focus on research in cancer diagnostics and treatment and vascular health and on development of a scientific meeting addressing plant-inspired solar energy.
John S. Dunn Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Rice scientists ID new catalyst for cleanup of nitrites
Rice University researchers have found that gold and palladium nanoparticles can rapidly break down nitrites, a common contaminant in drinking water that often results from overuse of agricultural fertilizers. The nanoengineered catalysts were 7.5 times more efficient at reducing nitrites than previously studied catalysts made of palladium and aluminum oxide.
National Science Foundation, Rice University's Smalley Institute, Welch Foundation

Contact: Jade Boyd
Rice University

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
The smallest, most sensitive measuring device for superconductors was created at the Weizmann Institute.

Contact: Yivsam Azgad
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Nature Physics
Ultra-sensitive force sensing with a levitating nanoparticle
A recent study led by researchers of the Institute of Photonic Sciences achieved the highest force sensitivity ever observed with a nano-mechanical resonator. The scientific results of this study have been published in Nature Physics.

Contact: Alina Hirschmann
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Public Release: 24-Nov-2013
Nature Materials
Diamond 'flaws' pave way for nanoscale MRI
Breakthrough offers high-sensitivity nanoscale sensors, and could lead to magnetic imaging of neuron activity and thermometry on a single living cell.

Contact: Dr. Mete Atature
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 22-Nov-2013
New microscope captures movements of atoms and molecules
A new microscope invented at Michigan State University allows scientists to zoom in on the movements of atoms and molecules.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: Layne Cameron
Michigan State University

Public Release: 22-Nov-2013
Angewandte Chemie
Copper promises cheaper, sturdier fuel cells
Duke chemists are exploring the use of copper nanowires in fuel cells to convert solar energy into storable fuel. Copper nanowire catalysts cost less to produce than their indium tin oxide counterparts because they can be "printed" on pieces of glass or plastic in a liquid ink form, using a machine that functions much like a printing press. The nanowires can also be incorporated into transparent, flexible films.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Erin Weeks
Duke University

Public Release: 21-Nov-2013
'Wonder of Nanotechnology' details research enabling nanoscale optoelectronic devices
The inspiration of nature in studying nanoscale structures and the ability to control material composition on the nanometer scale are helping photonics engineers to create new devices and materials that transcend the properties of naturally occurring materials. A new book published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, presents state-of-the-art research in the field.

Contact: Amy Nelson
SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics

Public Release: 21-Nov-2013
Nature Communications
What can happen when graphene meets a semiconductor
A UWM study has found that intrinsic ripples form on a sheet of graphene when it is placed on top of a semiconductor. The ripples further change the Schottky barrier height, affecting electron transport.

Contact: Lian Li
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Public Release: 21-Nov-2013
Scientific Reports
Infrared vision lets researchers see through -- and into -- multiple layers of graphene
A University at Buffalo-led research team has developed a technique for "seeing through" a stack of graphene sheets to identify and describe the electronic properties of each individual sheet -- even when the sheets are covering each other up.

Contact: Charlotte Hsu
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 21-Nov-2013
Advanced Healthcare Materials
Ultrasound, nanoparticles may help diabetics avoid the needle
A new nanotechnology-based technique for regulating blood sugar in diabetics may give patients the ability to release insulin painlessly using a small ultrasound device, allowing them to go days between injections -- rather than using needles to give themselves multiple insulin injections each day.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 20-Nov-2013
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Magnetic nanoparticles could aid heat dissipation
MIT researchers find that particles suspended in cooling water could prevent hotspots in nuclear plant cooling systems and electronics.
University of Newcastle, Granite Power Ltd, Australian Research Council, King Saud University

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 20-Nov-2013
Physical Review Letters
Scientists create perfect solution to iron out kinks in surfaces
A new technique that allows curved surfaces to appear flat to electromagnetic waves has been developed by scientists at Queen Mary University of London. The discovery could hail a step-change in how antennas are tailored to each platform, which could be useful to a number of industries that rely on high performance antennas for reliable and efficient wireless communications.

Contact: Neha Okhandiar
Queen Mary, University of London

Public Release: 20-Nov-2013
BU, MIT team engineers add new wrinkles to waterproofing
Intuition tells us that a smooth surface should shed water faster than a textured one. But a team of engineers from Boston University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have engineered a wrinkled surface that sheds liquid much faster than a smooth one, an innovation that has implications for a wide variety of materials that work better when dry.
National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Mike Seele
Boston University College of Engineering

Public Release: 19-Nov-2013
Nature Materials
Stanford study could lead to paradigm shift in organic solar cell research
A new study by Stanford scientists overturns a widely held explanation for how organic photovoltaics turn sunlight into electricity.
Stanford Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics, US Department of Energy

Contact: Mark Shwartz
Stanford University

Public Release: 19-Nov-2013
Scientific Reports
Researchers develop technique to convert thermoelectric material into high performance electricity
A team of Clemson University physicists consisting of nanomaterial scientists and thermoelectricians worked synergistically through the newly established Clemson Nanomaterials Center to develop a novel technique of tailoring thermoelectric properties of n-type bismuth telluride for high thermoelectric performance. Their findings were published in journal Scientific Reports.

Contact: Ramakrishna Podila
Clemson University

Public Release: 19-Nov-2013
Chemistry of Materials
New technique controls dimensions of gold nanorods while manufacturing on a large scale
North Carolina State University researchers have a developed a technique for efficiently producing nanoscale gold rods in large quantities while simultaneously controlling the dimensions of the nanorods and their optical properties. The optical properties of gold nanorods make them desirable for use in biomedical applications ranging from imaging technologies to cancer treatment.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 18-Nov-2013
Nature Physics
Chaotic physics in ferroelectrics hints at brain-like computing
Unexpected behavior in ferroelectric materials explored by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory supports a new approach to information storage and processing.

Contact: Morgan McCorkle
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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