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Public Release: 24-Jul-2017
Nature Materials
Multitasking monolayers
Two-dimensional materials that can multitask. That is the result of a new process that naturally produces patterned monolayers that can act as a base for creating a wide variety of novel materials with dual optical, magnetic, catalytic or sensing capabilities.
US Department of Energy, National Key Research and Development Projects of China, National Basic Research Program of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Contact: David F Salisbury
david.salisbury@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-6803
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 24-Jul-2017
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Shining rings: A new material emits white light when exposed to electricity
Scientists at Nagoya University have developed a new way to make stimuli-responsive materials in a predictable manner. They used this method to design a new material, a mixture of carbon nanorings and iodine, which conducts electricity and emits white light when exposed to electricity. The team's new approach could help generate a range of reliable stimuli-responsive materials, which can be used in memory devices, artificial muscles and drug delivery systems, among other applications.

Contact: Dr. Ayako Miyazaki
press@itbm.nagoya-u.ac.jp
81-527-894-999
Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University

Public Release: 23-Jul-2017
Science Advances
NUS engineers achieve significant breakthrough in spin wave-based information processing technology
A research team led by Professor Adekunle Adeyeye from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the NUS Faculty of Engineering, has recently achieved a significant breakthrough in spin wave information processing technology. His team has successfully developed a novel method for the simultaneous propagation of spin wave signals in multiple directions at the same frequency, without the need for any external magnetic field.

Contact: Goh Yu Chong
yuchong.goh@nus.edu.sg
656-601-1653
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 21-Jul-2017
ACS Energy Letters
Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion
A new electrochemical energy harvesting device developed at Vanderbilt University can generate electrical current from the full range of human motions and is thin enough to embed in clothing.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David F Salisbury
david.salisbury@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-6803
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 21-Jul-2017
Optica
Scientists announce the quest for high-index materials
A team of physicists featuring researchers from MIPT and ITMO University has conducted a comparative analysis of a range of materials to determine if they are applicable to dielectric nanophotonics. Their systematic study produced results that can optimize the use of known materials for building optical nanodevices, as well as encourage the search for new materials with superior properties.

Contact: Asya Shepunova
shepunova@phystech.edu
7-916-813-0267
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 21-Jul-2017
SLAS Technology
Micro- and nanotechnologies for quantitative biology and medicine
Ten new reviews and original research reports that illustrate how the progression of research assays from qualitative outputs toward increasingly sensitive quantitative outputs is transforming life sciences and biomedical research and diagnostics by improving the ability of researchers and clinicians to detect and quantify increasingly complex assays.

Contact: Tom Manning
tmanning@slas.org
630-256-7527 x103
SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017
USDA announces $4.6 million for nanotechnology research
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 13 grants totaling $4.6 million for research on the next generation of agricultural technologies and systems to meet the growing demand for food, fuel, and fiber. The grants are funded through NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

Contact: Sally Gifford
202-720-2047
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017
Applied Physics Letters
Pulses of electrons manipulate nanomagnets and store information
Skyrmions are a kind of nanomagnet, comprised of a spin-correlated ensemble of electrons acting as a topological magnet on certain microscopic surfaces. The precise properties, like spin orientation, of such nanomagnets can store information. But how might you go about moving or manipulating these nanomagnets at will to store the data you want? New research demonstrates such read/write ability using bursts of electrons, encoding topological energy structures robustly enough for potential data storage applications.

Contact: Julia Majors
media@aip.org
301-209-3090
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017
Science Advances
Strengthening 3-D printed parts for real-world use
From aerospace and defense to digital dentistry and medical devices, 3-D printed parts are used in a variety of industries. Currently, 3-D printed parts are very fragile and traditionally used in the prototyping phase of materials or as a toy for display. A doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University has pioneered a countermeasure to transform the landscape of 3-D printing today.
National Science Foundation, US Army Research Office

Contact: Aubrey Bloom
Abloom@tamu.edu
830-377-8566
Texas A&M University

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017
Nature Communications
Microscopic silk cocoons may facilitate drug design
Microfluidics technology enables silk protein capsules to self-assemble

Contact: Yael Edelman
yael.edelman@weizmann.ac.il
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017
Nature Communications
Semiliquid chains pulled out of a sea of microparticles
An electrode brought to the surface of a liquid that contains microparticles can be used to pull out surprisingly long chains of particles. Curiously enough, the particles in the chains are held together by a thin layer of liquid that covers them. This spectacular phenomenon, discovered with the involvement of Polish scientists and described in the prestigious journal Nature Communications, holds promise for a broad variety of applications.
National Science Centre Poland, Foundation for Polish Science

Contact: Filip Dutka
fdutka@fuw.edu.pl
48-225-532-908
Faculty of Physics University of Warsaw

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017
Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation
Probiotics: Novel biosynthetic tool to develop metallic nanoparticles
Probiotics, being live microbes, exert numerous beneficial health effects on the host cells. Such probiotics are commercially available as dietary supplements, foods, pharmaceutical formulations. Yakult, Activia yogurt, DanActive fermented milk provide health benefits like boosting up the immune system, treating digestive problems, mental illness, neurological disorders, cancer, etc.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
faizan@benthamscience.org
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017
Science
3-D imaging of surface chemistry in confinement
EPFL researchers have developed an optical imaging tool to visualize surface chemistry in real time. They imaged the interfacial chemistry in the microscopically confined geometry of a simple glass micro-capillary. The glass is covered with hydroxyl (-OH) groups that can lose a proton -- a much-studied chemical reaction that is important in geology, chemistry and technology. A 100-micron long capillary displayed a remarkable spread in surface OH bond dissociation constant of a factor of a billion. The research has been published in Science.

Contact: Sylvie Roke
sylvie.roke@epfl.ch
41-216-931-191
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 19-Jul-2017
eLife
Indestructible virus yields secret to creating incredibly durable materials
It lives in boiling acid that dissolves flesh and bone. Now scientists have unlocked the secrets of the indestructible virus, potentially allowing them to harness its remarkable properties to create super-durable materials and better treat disease.
National Institutes of Health, Agence Nationale de la Recherche

Contact: Josh Barney
jdb9a@virginia.edu
434-906-8864
University of Virginia Health System

Public Release: 19-Jul-2017
Nature Communications
Supramolecular materials with a time switch
Materials that assemble themselves and then simply disappear at the end of their lifetime are quite common in nature. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now successfully developed supramolecular materials that disintegrate at a predetermined time -- a feature that could be used in numerous applications.

Contact: Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 19-Jul-2017
ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
Smart toys without the batteries
The greatest challenge in entertaining young children is keeping their toys powered up. Now, one group reports in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering that they are one step closer to battery-free interactive games.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 19-Jul-2017
Physical Review X
Manipulating electron spins without loss of information
Physicists have developed a new technique that uses electrical voltages to control the electron spin on a chip. The newly developed method provides protection from spin decay, meaning that the contained information can be maintained and transmitted over comparatively large distances, as has been demonstrated by a team from the University of Basel's Department of Physics and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute. The results have been published in Physical Review X.

Contact: Olivia Poisson
olivia.poisson@unibas.ch
University of Basel

Public Release: 19-Jul-2017
Accounts of Chemical Research
Innovative nanosensor for disease diagnosis
A research group at KAIST has developed diagnostic sensors using protein-encapsulated nanocatalysts, which can diagnose certain diseases by analyzing human exhaled breath. This technology enables early monitoring of various diseases through pattern recognition of biomarker gases related to diseases in human exhalation.
MSIP Biomedical Treatment Technology Development Project

Contact: Younghye Cho
younghyecho@kaist.ac.kr
82-042-350-2294
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Public Release: 19-Jul-2017
Sensors
UBC researchers test 3-D-printed water quality sensor
Researchers at UBC's Okanagan campus have designed a tiny device -- built using a 3-D printer -- that can monitor drinking water quality in real time and help protect against waterborne illness.
Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Patty Wellborn
patty.wellborn@ubc.ca
250-807-8463
University of British Columbia Okanagan campus

Public Release: 19-Jul-2017
Nature Communications
New harmless radiopaque glue to seal bleeding and guide surgery
First nanoparticle-based adhesive with imaging contrast effect in CT and ultrasound was successfully tested in animals and showed less toxicity than the FDA-approved glue CA-Lp.
IBS

Contact: Jung Gyu Kim
jungkki1@ibs.re.kr
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 19-Jul-2017
Nature Communications
Silk 'micrococoons' could be used in biotechnology and medicine
Microscopic versions of the cocoons spun by silkworms have been manufactured by a team of researchers. The tiny capsules, which are invisible to the naked eye, can protect sensitive molecular materials, and could prove a significant technology in areas including food science, biotechnology and medicine.

Contact: Tom Kirk
tdk25@cam.ac.uk
44-012-237-68377
St John's College, University of Cambridge

Public Release: 19-Jul-2017
ACS Central Science
'Nano-in-micro' stem cell delivery could rescue blood flow after injury
When blood flow is reduced or cut to tissues, cells are deprived of oxygen and nutrients, which can lead to cell death if blood flow isn't efficiently restored. Stem cells are promising treatments, but they do not tend to stay at the site or survive long enough to heal the damage. Today in ACS Central Science, researchers combine micro and nano approaches to improve stem cell therapies and outcomes after ischemia, or inadequate blood supply.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 19-Jul-2017
SLAS Discovery
Control of the unfolded protein response in health and disease
Information generated by screening tools, readily available therapies and potential pathways to drug development are the cornerstone of informed clinical research and clinical trial design. In a new review in the August 2017 issue of SLAS Discovery (formerly the Journal of Biomolecular Screening), authors Eric Chevet, Ph.D., of Inserm U1242 (Rennes, France) et al. analyze the recent literature and review the impact of unfolded protein response (UPR) in health and disease.

Contact: Tom Manning
tmanning@slas.org
630-256-7527 x103
SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

Public Release: 18-Jul-2017
RIT wins Department of Energy award to improve wiring for advanced electric equipment
Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are working with corporate and government partners to develop more efficient, durable and cost-effective carbon nanotube technology in electronic components and systems that now use copper wiring.
Department of Energy

Contact: Michelle Cometa
macuns@rit.edu
585-475-4954
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 17-Jul-2017
Microsystems & Nanoengineering
Team develops fast, cheap method to make supercapacitor electrodes
University of Washington researchers have developed a fast, inexpensive method to make electrodes for supercapacitors, with applications in electric cars, wireless telecommunications and high-powered lasers.
University of Washington

Contact: James Urton
jurton@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

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