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Public Release: 8-Apr-2016
Wearable sweat sensor thanks to battery-free 'water pump' inspired by plants
Plants and trees soak up water in the soil by letting it vaporize through pores in the leaves. Scientists at Eindhoven University of Technology have now taken this principle to develop a sweat sensor through which the sweat itself flows at a steady rate, without external power, and is analyzed.

Contact: Jaap den Toonder
Eindhoven University of Technology

Public Release: 8-Apr-2016
Intracellular recordings using nanotower electrodes
Toyohashi Tech researchers have developed an intracellular recording device, which has > 100-μm-long three-dimensional nanoscale-tipped microneedle-electrodes. Moreover, they demonstrated the needle penetrations into muscle cells and measured the signals. The nanoelectrode, whose size is longer than the conventional intracellular nanoelectrode (< 10-μm long), has the potential to be used in cells that are deep within a tissue, such as cells in brain slices or brain in vivo, thus accelerating the understanding of the brain.
Japan Science and Technology Agency, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Asahi Glass Foundation, Takeda Science Foundation

Contact: Ryoji Inada
Toyohashi University of Technology

Public Release: 7-Apr-2016
Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces
Nanoparticles show promise for treating intestinal inflammation, study finds
Nanoparticles designed to block a cell-surface molecule that plays a key role in inflammation could be a safe treatment for inflammatory bowel disease, according to researchers in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University and Southwest University in China.
US Department of Veterans Affairs, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Natural Science Foundation of China

Contact: LaTina Emerson
Georgia State University

Public Release: 7-Apr-2016
From IT to black holes: Nano-control of light pioneers new paths
An Australian research team has achieved unparalleled levels of control over the angular momentum (AM) of light in an integrated nanophotonic chip. The work leads the way for compact on-chip AM applications like ultra-high definition display, ultra-high capacity optical communication and ultra-secure optical encryption, and could also be used to help scientists better understand the evolution and nature of black holes.

Contact: Min Gu
RMIT University

Public Release: 7-Apr-2016
Penn engineers develop first transistors made entirely of nanocrystal 'inks'
University of Pennsylvania engineers have shown a new approach for making transistors and other electrical devices: sequentially depositing their components in the form of liquid nanocrystal 'inks.'
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, Office of Naval Research

Contact: Evan Lerner
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 6-Apr-2016
Advanced Materials
Crumpling approach enhances photodetectors' light responsivity
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated a new approach to modifying the light absorption and stretchability of atomically thin two-dimensional (2-D) materials by surface topographic engineering using only mechanical strain. The highly flexible system has future potential for wearable technology and integrated biomedical optical sensing technology when combined with flexible light-emitting diodes.

Contact: SungWoo Nam
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 6-Apr-2016
'Honeycomb' of nanotubes could boost genetic engineering
Researchers have developed a new and highly efficient method for gene transfer. The technique, which involves culturing and transfecting cells with genetic material on an array of carbon nanotubes, appears to overcome the limitations of other gene editing technologies.
Schmitt Program on Integrative Brain Research, American-German Partnership to Advance Biomedical and Energy Applications of Nanocarbon, Texas Instruments, Feinberg Foundation, Weizmann Institute of Science

Contact: Mark Michaud
University of Rochester Medical Center

Public Release: 6-Apr-2016
Journal of Insect Science
Nanopillars on drone fly larvae allow them to avoid bacterial contamination
Rat-tailed maggots are known to live in stagnant, fetid water that is rich in bacteria, fungi, and algae. However, they are able to avoid infection by these microorganisms due to nanopillars on their cuticles.

Contact: Richard Levine
Entomological Society of America

Public Release: 6-Apr-2016
Chemistry of Materials
Magnetic delivery of therapeutic enzymes paves the way for targeted thrombosis treatment
Researchers have fabricated a new magnetically controlled material composed of enzymes entrapped directly within magnetite particles. Combined with water, it forms a stable solution that can be used for safe intravenous injection for medical purposes, in particular, for targeted treatment of cancer and thrombosis. Previously, the synthesis of similar materials involved using additional components that impaired the magnetic response and enzymatic activity as well as created obstacles for intravenous injection into the human body.
Russian Science Foundation

Contact: Dmitry Malkov
ITMO University

Public Release: 6-Apr-2016
Nature Communications
Graphene is both transparent and opaque to radiation
A microchip that filters out unwanted radiation with the help of graphene has been developed by scientists from the EPFL and tested by researchers of the University of Geneva (UNIGE). The invention could be used in future devices to transmit wireless data ten times faster.

Contact: Hillary Sanctuary
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 5-Apr-2016
Nature Photonics
A movie of the microworld: Physicists create nanoparticle picture series
Kansas State University physicists collaboratively have developed a method for taking a series of X-ray images that show the explosion of superheated nanoparticles at the femtosecond level.

Contact: Jennifer Tidball
Kansas State University

Public Release: 5-Apr-2016
Nature Photonics
New laser technique promises super-fast and super-secure quantum cryptography
A new method of implementing an 'unbreakable' quantum cryptographic system is able to transmit information at rates more than ten times faster than previous attempts.

Contact: Sarah Collins
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 5-Apr-2016
Nature Communications
NUS-led research team discovers novel way of transferring magnetic information
A team led by researchers from the National University of Singapore has achieved a major breakthrough in magnetic interaction. By adding a special insulator, they make electrons 'twirl' their neighboring 'dance partners' to transfer magnetic information over a longer range between two thin layers of magnetic materials.

Contact: Carolyn Fong
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 5-Apr-2016
Nature Communications
Changing the color of single photons in a diamond quantum memory
Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) have, for the first time, converted the colour and bandwidth of ultrafast single photons using a room-temperature quantum memory in diamond.

Contact: Nick Manning
University of Waterloo

Public Release: 4-Apr-2016
Nature Chemistry
Researchers use single molecule of DNA to create world's smallest diode
Researchers at the University of Georgia and at Ben-Gurion University in Israel have demonstrated for the first time that nanoscale electronic components can be made from single DNA molecules. Their study, published in the journal Nature Chemistry, represents a promising advance in the search for a replacement for the silicon chip. The finding may eventually lead to smaller, more powerful and more advanced electronic devices, according to the study's lead author, Bingqian Xu.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Stephanie Schupska
University of Georgia

Public Release: 4-Apr-2016
Journal of The Electrochemical Society
ECS publishes First Editors' Choice article
ECS published its first Editors' Choice article on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society. The article, entitled 'Communication -- Comparison of Nanoscale Focused Ion Beam and Electrochemical Lithiation in β-Sn Microspheres,' details transformative findings in the dosage and spatial distribution of lithiation.

Contact: Rob Gerth
609-737-1902 x114
The Electrochemical Society

Public Release: 4-Apr-2016
ACS Nano
Nanoparticles can grow in cubic shape
Use of nanoparticles in many applications, e.g. for catalysis, relies on the surface area of the particles. Now scientists show how originally spherical nucleus can transform into cube with high surface-to-volume ratio. These nanocubes are available to be used in practice, and may interest many designers of new materials. The research has recently been reported in ACS Nano.

Contact: Flyura Djurabekova
University of Helsinki

Public Release: 4-Apr-2016
Scientific Reports
POSTECH researchers develop a control algorithm for more accurate lab-on-a-chip devices
Prof. Wan Kyun Chung with Ph.D. student Young Jin Heo, M.S. student Junsu Kang, and postdoctoral researcher Min Jun Kim in the Robotics Laboratory at POSTECH, Korea, have developed a novel control algorithm to resolve critical problems induced from a Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) controller by automatizing the technical tuning process. The team expects that this algorithm has the potential for many applications of lab-on-a-chip devices. Their research was published in Scientific Reports.
The National Research Foundation of Korea, Korean Government

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

Public Release: 4-Apr-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
Nanotubes line up to form films
Rice University researchers discover that a simple filtration technique produces wafer-scale films of highly aligned carbon nanotubes. The thin films offer possibilities for flexible electronic and photonic devices.
US Department of Energy, Robert A. Welch Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 4-Apr-2016
Nature Chemistry
World's smallest diode, developed by U. of Georgia and Ben-Gurion U.
Dr. Dubi and his student, Elinor Zerah-Harush, constructed a theoretical model of the DNA molecule inside the electric circuit to better understand the results of the experiment. 'The model allowed us to identify the source of the diode-like feature, which originates from breaking spatial symmetry inside the DNA molecule after coralyne is inserted.'
National Science Foundation

Contact: Andrew Lavin
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Public Release: 3-Apr-2016
Gels Handbook explores significant development of hydrogels
Hydrogels are made from a three-dimensional network of cross-linked hydrophilic polymers or colloidal particles that contain a large fraction of water. In recent years, hydrogels have attracted significant attention for a variety of applications in biology and medicine. This has resulted in significant advances in the design and engineering of hydrogels to meet the needs of these applications. This handbook explores significant development of hydrogels from characterization and applications.

Contact: Amanda Yun
65-646-65775 x446
World Scientific

Public Release: 1-Apr-2016
Science and Technology of Advanced Materials
Researchers use 3-D printing to create structure with active chemistry
For the first time, researchers have demonstrated how to use commercial 3-D printers to create a structure with active chemistry.

Contact: Rebecca Basu
American University

Public Release: 1-Apr-2016
Journal of Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology
NYU Tandon researcher synthesizes hybrid molecule that delivers a blow to malignant cells
A new molecule developed at NYU Tandon School of Engineering shows promise for treating breast cancer. The protein/polymer-gold nanoparticle composite, besides being easy to synthesize, can load up with drugs, carry them to malignant cells, and unload them where they can do the most damage with the least amount of harm to the patient. It was developed by Jin Kim Montclare, an associate professor in Tandon's Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
National Science Foundation, Shiffrin Meyer Breast Cancer Discovery Fund, NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Contact: Karl Greenberg
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Public Release: 1-Apr-2016
Nano Letters
Ruthenium nanoframes open the doors to better catalysts
Researchers have created the first ruthenium nanoframes by manipulating the metal's crystal structure. The two-part process could open up a new group of catalysts made from materials with unique atomic arrangements. If they prove to be efficient catalysts, they could also improve hydrogen fuel production and carbon storage.
US Department of Energy, Chinese Academy of Sciences President's International Fellowship Initiative, Michigan Tech

Contact: Xiaohu Xia
Michigan Technological University

Public Release: 1-Apr-2016
Science Advances
Artificial molecules
A new method allows scientists at ETH Zurich and IBM to fabricate artificial molecules out of different types of microspheres. The researchers would like to one day use such tiny objects in micro-robots, for photonics and basic biochemical research.

Contact: Dr. Lucio Isa
ETH Zurich

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