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Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
Langmuir
MU researcher develops virtual wall which could stop the spread of oil and could help build invisible barrier for oil spills
Researchers at the University of Missouri have developed a technique to form a virtual wall for oily liquids that will help confine them to a certain area, aiding researchers who are studying these complex molecules. This development will have future implications in the guided delivery of oil and effective blockage of oil spreading.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 4-Dec-2013
Environmental Science & Technology
Turning waste into power with bacteria -- and loofahs
Loofahs, best known for their use in exfoliating skin to soft, radiant perfection, have emerged as a new potential tool to advance sustainability efforts on two fronts at the same time: energy and waste. The study describes the pairing of loofahs with bacteria to create a power-generating microbial fuel cell and appears in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 3-Dec-2013
United Technologies plans $10 million investment for UConn systems engineering institute
The UConn School of Engineering, in partnership with United Technologies Corporation, has launched the UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering at UConn, thanks to $10 million in planned investments from UTC. The $7.5 million contribution is one of the largest corporate gifts in UConn's history and represents a significant investment in educating the next generation of engineering leaders.

Contact: Colin Poitras
colin.poitras@uconn.edu
860-486-4656
University of Connecticut

Public Release: 3-Dec-2013
Nature Communications
Remembrances of things past
Berkeley Lab researchers have discovered a way to introduce a shape memory effect in bismuth ferrite that is larger than any observed in a metal. This discovery opens the door to applications in a wide range of fields, including medical, energy and electronics.
National Natural Science Foundation of China

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

Public Release: 3-Dec-2013
Thousands of new particles in workplaces despite large knowledge gap
In a growing number of industries, workers are often unknowingly exposed to nanoparticles (NPs). Could they have an impact on health? Denis Girard from the INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier Research Centre, who's research is being funded by Institut de recherche Robert-Sauve en sante et en securite du travail, will focus on the effects of NPs on human immune system cells (eosinophils) that play a key role in inflammation.
Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

Contact: Stephanie Thibault
stephanie@scible.ca
514-381-2183
INRS

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Nature Communications
Process holds promise for production of synthetic gasoline
A chemical system developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago can efficiently perform the first step in the process of creating syngas, gasoline and other energy-rich products out of carbon dioxide.
University of Illinois at Chicago

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

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
ACS Nano
When aluminum outshines gold
Aluminum's plasmonic properties may make it far more valuable than gold and silver for certain applications. Rice University researchers provide experimental and theoretical proof of the metal's potential.
National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Army Research Office, Welch Foundation, National Institutes of Health, US Army Research Lab

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

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Nature Photonics
Amplifying our vision of the infinitely small
Richard Martel and his research team at the Department of Chemistry of the Université de Montréal have discovered a method to improve detection of the infinitely small. Their discovery is presented in the November 24 online edition of the journal Nature Photonics.

Contact: Julie Gazaille
j.cordeau-gazaille@umontreal.ca
514-343-6796
University of Montreal

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Charles M. Lieber receives the first Nano Research Award
The first Nano Research Award will be given to Charles M. Lieber, one of the world's leading scientists in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The award, which is presented for the first time this year, is sponsored by Tsinghua University Press and Springer and is accompanied by US $10,000. Prof. Lieber has been invited to give a keynote speech at the 2014 Sino-US Nano Forum in Tianjin, China.

Contact: Renate Bayaz
renate.bayaz@springer.com
49-622-148-78531
Springer

Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Stanford engineers show how to optimize carbon nanotube arrays for use in hot spots
Experimental evidence and computer simulations suggest how to grow structures with the best trade offs between three desired characteristics: strength, flexibility and the ability to dissipate heat.

Contact: Tom Abate
tabate@stanford.edu
650-736-2245
Stanford School of Engineering

Public Release: 1-Dec-2013
Nature Materials
Oregon researchers shed new light on solar water-splitting process
With the help of a new method, University of Oregon scientists have provided new insight into how solar water-splitting cells work. An important and overlooked parameter, they report, is the ion-permeability of electrocatalysts used in water-splitting devices.
US Department of Energy, DuPont Young Professor Program

Contact: Jim Barlow
jebarlow@uoregon.edu
541-346-3481
University of Oregon

Public Release: 1-Dec-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
'Nanosponge vaccine' fights MRSA toxins
Nanosponges that soak up a dangerous pore-forming toxin produced by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) could serve as a safe and effective vaccine against this toxin. This "nanosponge vaccine" enabled the immune systems of mice to block the adverse effects of the alpha-haemolysin toxin from MRSA -- both within the bloodstream and on the skin. Nanoengineers from UC San Diego described the safety and efficacy of this nanosponge vaccine in the Dec. 1 issue of Nature Nanotechnology.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Science Foundation

Contact: Daniel Kane
dbkane@ucsd.edu
858-534-3262
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 1-Dec-2013
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev to collaborate with Chinese company to create Kubuqi Desert Research Institute
"BGU welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with Elion," says Professor Pedro Berliner, the director of the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research. "The scientific and technological knowledge and expertise, which we have developed in the Blaustein Institutes, could be of great value to the Chinese in their efforts to combat desertification in Mongolia's desert. Our faculty is looking forward with excitement to collaborate in the establishment of the research institute in the Kubuqi desert."

Contact: Andrew Lavin
ANdrewlavin@alavin.com
516-944-4486
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Public Release: 27-Nov-2013
Science Translational Medicine
Pills of the future: Nanoparticles
Researchers at MIT and BWH design drug-carrying nanoparticles that can be taken orally instead of being injected.
Koch-Prostate Cancer Foundation Award in Nanotherapeutics, NIH/National Cancer Institute Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence, NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Program of Excellence in Nanotechnology Award, and others

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

Public Release: 27-Nov-2013
Nature
Making a gem of a tiny crystal
Nature builds flawless diamonds, sapphires and other gems. Now Northwestern University researchers are the first to build near-perfect single crystals out of nanoparticles and DNA, using the same structure favored by nature. The researchers developed a "recipe" for using nanomaterials as atoms, DNA as bonds and a little heat to form tiny crystals. The work builds on superlattice techniques developed at Northwestern during the last two decades. The method could lead to novel technologies and even enable new industries.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

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

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
mmontemayor-quellenberg@partners.org
617-525-6383
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
jenny.eriksen@bmc.org
617-638-6841
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 26-Nov-2013
Analyst
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
G.Harris@soton.ac.uk
44-023-805-93212
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
jfedele@pitt.edu
412-624-4148
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
eahlberg@illinois.edu
217-244-1073
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Cell
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
degilbert@lbl.gov
925-296-5643
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
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
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
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Nanoscale
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
jadeboyd@rice.edu
713-348-6778
Rice University

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

Contact: Yivsam Azgad
news@weizmann.ac.il
972-893-43856
Weizmann Institute of Science

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