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Public Release: 12-Jul-2017
Rice team developing flat microscope for the brain
Rice University engineers are working with DARPA to develop a high-resolution neural interface to provide an alternate path for sight and sound to be delivered directly to the brain.

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 12-Jul-2017
Advanced Materials
Antibiotic nanoparticles fight drug-resistant bacteria
Researchers from MIT and other institutions are hoping to use nanotechnology to develop more targeted treatments for drug-resistant bugs.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, DARPA

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 12-Jul-2017
International Conference on Computational and Experimental Engineering and Sciences
UTA engineering professor earns lifetime achievement award from ICCES
The International Conference on Computational and Experimental Engineering and Sciences honored Kenneth Reifsnider of the UTA Research Institute for lifetime achievement.

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 12-Jul-2017
UTA-linked startup TissueGen wins 'Medical Device Engineering Breakthrough' award
TissueGen won the award for its patented ELUTE® fiber, which provides pharmaceutical, therapeutic and medical device companies with topical and implantable drug delivery from biodegradable polymer-based fibers. Medical devices incorporating these fibers have the potential to revolutionize tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications including spinal cord injury repair, nerve regeneration, orthopedic soft tissue repair, and many more.

Contact: Louisa Kellie
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 12-Jul-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Nanomedicine opens door to precision medicine for brain tumors
Early phase research has demonstrated a potential new therapeutic strategy for treating deadly glioblastoma brain tumors. The strategy involves using lipid polymer based nanoparticles to deliver molecules to the tumors, where the molecules shut down key cancer drivers called brain tumor initiating cells. The nanoparticle platform delivers molecules that can target the specific genetic makeup of a patient's tumor.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Marla Paul
Northwestern University

Public Release: 12-Jul-2017
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Microwaves reveal detailed structure of molecular motor
A team of scientists has used microwaves to unravel the exact structure of a tiny molecular motor. The nano-machine consists of just a single molecule, made up of 27 carbon and 20 hydrogen atoms (C27H20). The team led by DESY Leading Scientist Melanie Schnell reports the results in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

Contact: Thomas Zoufal
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY

Public Release: 12-Jul-2017
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Multi-antioxidant nanoparticles to treat sepsis
From the energy sector to biology, ceria-zirconia nanoparticles remove free radicals and improve survival in animal models.
Institute for Basic Science

Contact: Jung Gyu Kim
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 11-Jul-2017
Nature Nanotechnology
News laser design offers more inexpensive multi-color output
A new Northwestern University study has engineered a more cost-effective laser design that outputs multi-color lasing and offers a step forward in chip-based lasers and miniaturization. The findings could allow encrypted, encoded, redundant and faster information flow in optical fibers, as well as multi-color medical imaging of diseased tissue in real time.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kristin Samuelson
Northwestern University

Public Release: 11-Jul-2017
Clean water that's 'just right' with Sandia sensor solution
Working with Parker Hannifin, Sandia National Laboratories combined basic research on an interesting form of carbon with a unique microsensor to make an easy-to-use, table-top tool that quickly and cheaply detects disinfection byproducts in our drinking water before it reaches consumers.

Contact: Mollie Rappe
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 11-Jul-2017
Nature Physics
Future materials are becoming 'topological'
Researchers from CIC nanoGUNE, Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley experimentally developed the so-called 'Quantum Spin Hall' effect in a 2-D material. Materials that display this phenomenon are called 'topological insulators.' But since they were theoretically predicted in 2005, only a handful of two-dimensional ones have been found in nature and none of them offer any practical use. The scientific journal Nature Physics has echoed the results obtained in this piece of research.

Contact: Itziar Otegui
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 11-Jul-2017
Contaminants in food: Identifying and assessing risks as early as possible
Dioxins, mineral oils, perfluorinated substances - people do not only obtain important nutrients with their food. They also ingest undesirable substances which can affect health when taken up in certain quantities. The recently published special issue 'Contaminants in Foods' gives an overview of the assessment strategies of possible health risks and explains what properties and hazard potential the contaminants entail, where they come from and to what extent people are exposed to them (in German).

Contact: Suzan Fiack
BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment

Public Release: 10-Jul-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Spontaneous system follows rules of equilibrium
Discovery could be the beginning of a general framework of rules for seemingly unpredictable non-equilibrium systems.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Emily Ayshford
Northwestern University

Public Release: 10-Jul-2017
Wyss Center joins $19M project to engineer brain-computer interface network
The Wyss Center in Geneva is set to work with Brown University on a US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program to develop a high-resolution, implantable neural interface network for new medical therapies.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Jo Bowler
Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering

Public Release: 10-Jul-2017
Nature Communications
How do you build a metal nanoparticle?
A study recently published in Nature Communications by chemical engineers at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering explains how metal nanoparticles form.
National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Contact: Paul Kovach, Director of Marketing and Communications
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 10-Jul-2017
Nature Energy
In the fast lane -- conductive electrodes are key to fast-charging batteries
Can you imagine fully charging your cell phone in just a few seconds? Researchers in Drexel University's College of Engineering can, and they took a big step toward making it a reality with their recent work unveiling of a new battery electrode design in the journal Nature Energy.
Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Binational Science Foundation

Contact: Britt Faulstick
Drexel University

Public Release: 10-Jul-2017
Breakthrough in spintronics
It's ultra-thin, electrically conducting at the edge and highly insulating within -- and all that at room temperature: Physicists from the University of Würzburg have developed a promising new material.

Contact: Ralph Claessen
University of Würzburg

Public Release: 10-Jul-2017
Researchers revolutionize brain-computer interfaces using silicon electronics
Columbia Engineering Professor Ken Shepard, a pioneer in the development of electronics that interface with biological systems, is leading a team to invent an implanted brain-interface device that could transform the lives of people with neurodegenerative diseases or people who are hearing and visually impaired.
DOE/Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Holly Evarts
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Public Release: 10-Jul-2017
Brown U. to receive up to $19 million to engineer next-generation brain-computer interface
The project aims to develop a wireless neural prosthetic system made up of thousands of implantable microdevices that could deepen understanding of the brain and lead to new medical therapies.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Kevin Stacey
Brown University

Public Release: 9-Jul-2017
Molecular Biology of the Cell
New force measurement platform provides window to study cardiovascular disease
Virginia Tech and University of Pittsburgh researchers have developed a method to study the role of biomechanical forces and their disruption in diseased pathologies using relevant platforms that provide a window to study disease manifestation and progression.

Contact: Lindsey Haugh
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 7-Jul-2017
Scientific Reports
Nanoparticles coated with antibiotic eliminate drug-resistant bacteria
Brazilian researchers developed coating nanoparticles that are made of silver and silica with a layer of antibiotic. The silver and silica nanoparticles without ampicillin are highly toxic, but conventional ampicillin and ampicillin combined with silver were found to be equally safe. the same strategy could be used to combat other bacterial species that have developed resistance to antibiotics.
São Paulo Research Foundation

Contact: Samuel Antenor
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

Public Release: 7-Jul-2017
Diatoms have sex after all, and ammonium puts them in the mood
New research shows a species of diatom, a single-celled algae, thought to be asexual does reproduce sexually, and scientists learned it's a common compound -- ammonium -- that puts the ubiquitous organism in the mood.

Contact: Kimberly Halsey
Oregon State University

Public Release: 7-Jul-2017
Zero gravity: Graphene for space applications
Researchers and students in the Graphene Flagship are preparing for two exciting experiments in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) to test the viability of graphene for space applications. The microgravity parabolic flight drop tower experiments will launch between November 6-17, 2017, testing graphene in zero-gravity conditions to determine its potential in space applications including light propulsion and thermal management.
Graphene Flagship, European Space Agency

Contact: Sophia Lloyd
Graphene Flagship

Public Release: 7-Jul-2017
Science Advances
Powerful new photodetector can enable optoelectronics advances
In a nanoscale photodetector that combines a unique fabrication method and light-trapping structures, a team of engineers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University at Buffalo has overcome obstacles to increasing performance in optoelectronic devices -- like camera sensors or solar cells -- without adding bulk.
National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, US Department of Energy

Contact: Zhenqiang (Jack) Ma
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 6-Jul-2017
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Flexible and cost-effective fabrication of nature inspired structural colors
A team of Korean researchers led by Geunbae Lim, a professor at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) has successfully developed a new and cost-effective method for obtaining biomimetic structural colors with the ability to finely tune the completed structures. This achievement has been published in the world-renowned ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
National Research Foundation of Korea

Contact: Ms. YunMee Jung
Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH)

Public Release: 6-Jul-2017
The Royal Society Summer Exhibition 2017
Institute of Physics Science 2D materials
A future without fakes thanks to quantum technology
Scientists have created unique atomic-scale ID's based on the irregularities found in 2-D materials like graphene. On an atomic scale, quantum physics amplifies these irregularities, making it possible to 'fingerprint' them in simple electronic devices and optical tags. For the first time, the team will be showcasing this new technology via a smartphone app which can read whether a product is real or fake, and enable people to check the authenticity of a product through their smartphones.
The Royal Society and the Engineering, Physical Sciences Research Council

Lancaster University

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