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Public Release: 14-Feb-2017
NASA and MIT Collaborate to develop space-based quantum-dot spectrometer
A NASA technologist has teamed with the inventor of a new nanotechnology that could transform the way space scientists build spectrometers, the all-important device used by virtually all scientific disciplines to measure the properties of light emanating from astronomical objects, including Earth itself.
NASA

Contact: lori keesey
lori.keesey@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 14-Feb-2017
Biomaterials
A nanofiber matrix for healing
A new nanofiber-on-microfiber matrix could help produce more and better quality stem cells for disease treatment and regenerative therapies.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization

Contact: Izumi Mindy Takamiya
ias-oappr@mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp
81-757-539-755
Kyoto University

Public Release: 14-Feb-2017
Nature Communications
Learning how to fine-tune nanofabrication
Researchers developed a new computational method that may be used to produce tiny wires with diameters 1/100,000th that of a piece of hair, or tiny electrical circuits that can fit on the tip of a needle.
Japan Science and Technology Agency's PRESTO

Contact: Izumi Mindy Takamiya
ias-oappr@mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp
81-757-539-755
Kyoto University

Public Release: 14-Feb-2017
Advanced Functional Materials
Tiny magnetic implant offers new drug delivery method
University of British Columbia researchers have developed a magnetic drug implant -- the first of its kind in Canada -- that could offer an alternative for patients struggling with numerous pills or intravenous injections.

Contact: Lou Bosshart
lou.bosshart@ubc.ca
604-999-0473
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 13-Feb-2017
Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
New method to detect ultrasound with light
A tiny, transparent device that fits into a contact lens can determine the speed of blood flow and oxygen metabolic rate at the back of the eye, helping to diagnose diseases such as macular degeneration.

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

Public Release: 13-Feb-2017
Nature
New mechanical metamaterials can block symmetry of motion, findings suggest
Engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and the AMOLF institute in the Netherlands have invented the first mechanical metamaterials that easily transfer motion effortlessly in one direction while blocking it in the other.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation, Simons Foundation and Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research

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

Public Release: 13-Feb-2017
Nature Protocols
Now you can 'build your own' bio-bot
For the past several years, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been developing a class of walking 'bio-bots' powered by muscle cells and controlled with electrical and optical pulses. Now, Rashid Bashir's research group is sharing the recipe for the current generation of bio-bots. Their how-to paper is the cover article in Nature Protocols.

Contact: Rashid Bashir
rbashir@illinois.edu
217-333-1867
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 13-Feb-2017
Chemistry - A European Journal
Organo-metal compound seen killing cancer cells from inside
Researchers have witnessed -- for the first time -- cancer cells being targeted and destroyed from the inside, by an organo-metal compound discovered by the University of Warwick.
Cancer Research UK, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, The Wellcome Trust, European Research Council

Contact: Luke Walton
L.Walton.1@warwick.ac.uk
44-078-245-40863
University of Warwick

Public Release: 13-Feb-2017
Nano Letters
A new platform to study graphene's electronic properties
IBS scientists model the electronic structure of graphene.
IBS

Contact: Dahee Carol Kim
clitie620@ibs.re.kr
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 13-Feb-2017
Nature Communications
The ultimate green technology
Imagine patterning and visualizing silicon at the atomic level, something which, if done successfully, will revolutionize the quantum and classical computing industry. A team of scientists in Edmonton, Canada has done just that, led by a world-renowned physicist and his up-and-coming protégé.

Contact: Jennifer Pascoe
jennifer.pascoe@ualberta.ca
780-492-8813
University of Alberta

Public Release: 10-Feb-2017
Nano Letters
Nano-level lubricant tuning improves material for electronic devices and surface coatings
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new approach to dynamically tune the micro- and nano-scale roughness of atomically thin MoS2, and consequently the appropriate degree of hydrophobicity for various potential MoS2-based applications.

Contact: SungWoo Nam
swnam@illinois.edu
217-300-0267
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 9-Feb-2017
APL Photonics
Meta-lenses bring benchtop performance to small, hand-held spectrometer
A research team of physicists from Harvard University has developed new hand-held spectrometers capable of the same performance as large, benchtop instruments. The researchers' innovation explained this week in APL Photonics, from AIP Publishing, derives from their groundbreaking work in meta-lenses. The hand-held spectrometers offer real promise for applications ranging from health care diagnostics to environmental and food monitoring.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Center for Nanoscale Systems, National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure Network

Contact: AIP Media Line
media@aip.org
301-209-3090
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 9-Feb-2017
Metamaterial: Mail armor inspires physicists
The Middle Ages certainly were far from being science-friendly: Whoever looked for new findings off the beaten track faced the threat of being burned at the stake. Hence, the contribution of this era to technical progress is deemed to be rather small. Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), however, were inspired by medieval mail armor when producing a new metamaterial with novel properties. They succeeded in reversing the Hall coefficient of a material.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 9-Feb-2017
NANO
Researchers optimize the assembly of micro-/meso-/macroporous carbon for Li-S batteries
High volume ratio of carbon micropores combined with the assembly of meso-/macropores remarkably improve the capabilities of Li-S batteries, which relieve shuttle effect by strong physical absorption from micropores, increase sulfur content and supply abundant avenue for electrolyte infiltration and ion transportation by meso-/macropores.
Chinese Academy of Science, Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China

Contact: Chin Wanying
wychin@wspc.com
656-466-5775
World Scientific

Public Release: 8-Feb-2017
Tissue Engineering, Part A
Silver ion-coated medical devices could fight MRSA while creating new bone
The rise of MRSA infections is limiting the treatment options for physicians and surgeons. Now, an international team of researchers, led by Elizabeth Loboa, dean of the University of Missouri College of Engineering, has used silver ion-coated scaffolds, or biomaterials that are created to hold stem cells, which slow the spread of or kill MRSA while regenerating new bone. Scientists feel that the biodegradable and biocompatible scaffolds could be the first step in the fight against MRSA in patients.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 8-Feb-2017
Nano Letters
Flat lens opens a broad world of color
SEAS researchers have developed the first flat lens that works within a continual bandwidth of colors, from blue to green. This bandwidth, close to that of an LED, paves the way for new applications in imaging, spectroscopy and sensing.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Leah Burrows
lburrows@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Public Release: 7-Feb-2017
CWRU researchers secure $2 million NIH grant to test portable sickle cell monitor
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University will use a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop and test a small, portable blood-adhesion monitor for sickle cell disease patients. They hope to make the device as useful as at-home insulin monitors diabetes patients use to manage their disease.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-534-7183
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 7-Feb-2017
ACS Nano
Overcoming hurdles in CRISPR gene editing to improve treatment
The new gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 holds promise for new treatment of such genetic diseases as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and hemophilia. But to work well, it must be delivered across the cell membrane and into its nucleus, a process that can trigger cell defenses and 'trap' CRISPR/Cas9, reducing its treatment potential. Now, Vincent Rotello's laboratory at UMass Amherst has designed a delivery system using nanoparticles to assist CRISPR/Cas9 across the membrane and avoid entrapment by cellular machinery.

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 7-Feb-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New method improves accuracy of imaging systems
New research provides scientists looking at single molecules or into deep space a more accurate way to analyze imaging data captured by microscopes, telescopes and other devices. The findings, published Dec. 26 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, provides a mechanism -- known as single-pixel interior filling function, or SPIFF -- to detect and correct systematic errors in data and image analysis used in many areas of science and engineering.
University of Chicago Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, National Science Foundation

Contact: Greg Borzo
gborzo@comcast.net
773-702-8366
University of Chicago

Public Release: 7-Feb-2017
Advanced Optical Materials
Tarantulas inspire new structural color with the greatest viewing angle
Inspired by the hair of blue tarantulas, researchers from The University of Akron lead a team that made a 3-D printed structural-colored material that has a viewing angle of 160 degrees, the largest of any synthetic structural colors demonstrated. They could be mass produced and used as pigment replacements -- many of which are toxic -- in materials i.e. plastics, textiles and paper, and for producing color for wide-angle viewing systems i.e. phones and televisions.
Experiment.com

Contact: Lisa Craig
lmc91@uakron.edu
330-972-7429
University of Akron

Public Release: 7-Feb-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Surprising spin behavior at room temperature
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have observed almost purely circularly polarized electroluminescence from GaAs-based spin-polarized light-emitting diodes at room temperature, with no external magnetic field. This behavior indicates the presence of spin-dependent nonlinear processes, which may allow the development of semiconductor-based spin-photonic devices in the future.

Contact: Emiko Kawaguchi
media@jim.titech.ac.jp
81-357-342-975
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Public Release: 6-Feb-2017
Nature Materials
Smarter MRI diagnosis with nano MRI lamp
IBS scientists devise a new platform to overcome the limits of MRI contrast agents.
Institute for Basic Science

Contact: Dahee Carol Kim
clitie620@ibs.re.kr
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 6-Feb-2017
Nature Physics
Towards new IT devices with stable and transformable solitons
Multi-digit systems, solitonics and brain-like machines. Their experiments and models are published in Nature Physics and pave the way to a new field of electronics: Solitonics.
Institute for Basic Science

Contact: Dahee Carol Kim
clitie620@ibs.re.kr
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 6-Feb-2017
Monell Center receives grant to characterize distinctive odor of ovarian cancer
A new three-year $815,000 grant to the Monell Center from the Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation will allow Monell scientists and collaborators to confirm initial findings of a unique odor pattern, known as an odor signature, for ovarian cancer. The multi-disciplinary team will utilize the odor information to customize a portable screening device that can diagnose the deadly disease at early, treatable stages.
Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation

Contact: Leslie Stein
stein@monell.org
267-519-4707
Monell Chemical Senses Center

Public Release: 3-Feb-2017
ACS Nano
Germanium outperforms silicon in energy efficient transistors with n- und p- conduction
NaMLab and cfaed reached an important breakthrough in the development of energy-efficient electronic circuits using transistors based on germanium.

Contact: Matthias Hahndorf
matthias.hahndorf@tu-dresden.de
49-035-146-342-847
Technische Universität Dresden

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