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Public Release: 29-Jun-2017
ACS Nano
New method could enable more stable and scalable quantum computing, Penn physicists report
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University and Goucher College, have discovered a new topological material which may enable fault-tolerant quantum computing.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Ali Sundermier
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 29-Jun-2017
Advanced Materials
Dialysis membrane made from graphene filters more quickly
Now MIT engineers have fabricated a functional dialysis membrane from a sheet of graphene -- a single layer of carbon atoms, linked end to end in hexagonal configuration like that of chicken wire. The graphene membrane, about the size of a fingernail, is less than 1 nanometer thick.
US Department of Energy, Lindemann Trust Fellowship

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 29-Jun-2017
Nature Communications
Scientists make giant molecular cages for energy conversion and drug delivery
The porous, 'sponge'-type molecules have an enormous internal surface area. This allows their use as 'molecular flasks' or 'molecular containers' that change the reactivity and properties of encapsulated molecules.

Contact: Thomas Deane
Trinity College Dublin

Public Release: 29-Jun-2017
CWRU researcher awarded over $4.7 million to develop drug-delivery nanotechnology
Nicole F. Steinmetz, PhD, George J. Picha Professor in Biomaterials, member of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Director of the Center for Bio-Nanotechnology at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, has received two major grants from the National Institutes of Health to develop microscopic drug-delivery systems for patients living with breast cancer, and patients at risk for serious blood clots.
National Institues of Health

Contact: Marc Kaplan
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
Nature Nanotechnology
Nanostructures taste the rainbow
Engineers create nanoscale light detectors capable of distinguishing between different colors.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Robert
California Institute of Technology

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
NIH Single Cell Analysis Program Annual Investigators Meeting
Nanopipette technology wins first place in NIH 'Follow that Cell' challenge
Nader Pourmand, professor of biomolecular engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, has won the $300,000 first place prize in the Follow that Cell Challenge organized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Pourmand has spent nearly 15 years developing his nanopipette technology, which allows researchers to take miniscule samples from inside a living cell without affecting the cell's activity or viability.

Contact: Tim Stephens
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
Nature Communications
Biofuel from waste
Fuel from waste? It is possible. But hitherto, converting organic waste to fuel has not been economically viable. Excessively high temperatures and too much energy are required. Using a novel catalyst concept, researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now managed to significantly reduce the temperature and energy requirements of a key step in the chemical process. The trick: the reaction takes place in very confined spaces inside zeolite crystals.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
Guinness World Records names graphene aerogel as world's least dense 3-D printed structure
An engineering team has developed 3-D printed graphene aerogel that GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS has declared the lightest 3-D printed material in the world. The team includes researchers from Kansas State University, the University at Buffalo and Lanzhou University in China.

Contact: Jennifer Tidball
Kansas State University

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
It's kind of a drag
Imagine walking from one side of a swimming pool to the other. Each step takes great effort -- that's what makes water aerobics such effective physical exercise.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Swimming microbots can remove pathogenic bacteria from water (video)
The lack of clean water in many areas around the world is a persistent, major public health problem. One day, tiny robots could help address this issue by zooming around contaminated water and cleaning up disease-causing bacteria. Scientists report a new development toward this goal in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
Acta Biomaterialia
Micron-sized hydrogel cubes show highly efficient delivery of a potent anti-cancer drug
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center have developed micro-cubes that can sponge up a hydrophobic anti-cancer drug and deliver it to cancer cells. Tissue culture tests show these tiny, porous cubes, loaded with the hydrophobic drug, are more potent against liver cancer cells and less harmful to normal liver cells, compared to the drug alone.
National Science Foundation, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society

Contact: Jeff Hansen
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
ACS Nano Letters
Injectable plant-based nanoparticles delay tumor progression
The researchers discovered injecting potato virus particles into melanoma tumor sites activates an anti-tumor immune system response. And simultaneously injecting the nanoscale plant virus particles and a chemotherapy drug -- doxorubicin--into tumor sites further helps halt tumor progression in mice.
American Cancer Society, National Institutes of Health, Case Western Reserve University Council to Advance Human Health

Contact: Marc Kaplan
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
World first: New polymer goes for a walk when illuminated
Scientists have developed a new material that can undulate and therefore propel itself forward under the influence of light. To this end, they clamp a strip of this polymer material in a rectangular frame. When illuminated it goes for a walk all on its own. This small device, the size of a paperclip, is the world's first machine to convert light directly into walking, simply using one fixed light source. The researchers publish their findings in Nature.
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, European Research Council

Contact: Anne Hélène Gélébart
Eindhoven University of Technology

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
ACS Nano
Ruthenium rules for new fuel cells
Rice University scientists have fabricated a durable catalyst for high-performance fuel cells by attaching single ruthenium atoms to graphene.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research and its Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative, China Scholarship Council, American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, US Department of Energy, Robert Welch Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
ACS Nano
Hacking the human brain -- lab-made synapses for artificial intelligence
One of the greatest challenges facing artificial intelligence development is understanding the human brain and figuring out how to mimic it. Now, one group reports in ACS Nano that they have developed an artificial synapse capable of simulating a fundamental function of our nervous system -- the release of inhibitory and stimulatory signals from the same 'pre-synaptic' terminal.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 27-Jun-2017
The 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
First Korean biomedical researcher to win IEEE-EMBS Early Career Achievement Award
Chulhong Kim, Associate Professor of Creative IT Engineering at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), has become the first Korean biomedical researcher to win the IEEE-EMBS Academic Early Career Achievement Award. Chulhong Kim's research has made remarkable contributions to the development of novel biomedical imaging techniques including photoacoustic tomography, ultrasound-modulated optical tomography, fluorescence imaging, and ultrasound imaging. The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society is the world's largest international society of biomedical engineers.

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

Public Release: 27-Jun-2017
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Cotton candy capillaries lead to circuit boards that dissolve when cooled
The silver nanowires are held together in the polymer so that they touch, and as long as the polymer doesn't dissolve, the nanowires will form a path to conduct electricity similar to the traces on a circuit board.

Contact: Heidi Hall
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 27-Jun-2017
Journal of Applied Crystallography
3-D-printed jars in ball-milling experiments
Mechanochemistry is a widespread synthesis technique in all areas of chemistry. Various materials have been synthesized by this technique when the classical wet chemistry route is not satisfactory. Characterization of the reaction mixture is however much less accessible than in solutions.
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique

Contact: Dr. Jonathan Agbenyega
International Union of Crystallography

Public Release: 26-Jun-2017
Nature Photonics
Ultra-compact phase modulators based on graphene plasmons
ICFO researchers achieve light phase modulation with a footprint 30 times smaller than the light wavelength.

Contact: Alina Hirschmann
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Public Release: 26-Jun-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Stanford scientists create a cellular guillotine for studying single-cell wound repair
In an effort to understand how single cells heal, mechanical engineer Sindy Tang developed a microscopic guillotine that efficiently cuts cells in two. Learning more about single-cell wound repair could lead to self-healing materials and machines.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society

Contact: Taylor Kubota, Stanford News Service
Stanford University

Public Release: 26-Jun-2017
Optical Materials Express
Moisture-responsive 'robots' crawl with no external power source
Using an off-the-shelf camera flash, researchers turned an ordinary sheet of graphene oxide into a material that bends when exposed to moisture. They then used this material to make a spider-like crawler and claw robot that move in response to changing humidity without the need for any external power.

Contact: Joshua Miller
The Optical Society

Public Release: 26-Jun-2017
Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
Neuron-integrated nanotubes to repair nerve fibers
Carbon nanotubes exhibit interesting characteristics rendering them particularly suited to the construction of special hybrid devices -- consisting of biological issue and synthetic material -- planned to re-establish connections between nerve cells, for instance at spinal level, lost on account of lesions or trauma. This is the result of a piece of research published on the scientific journal Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine.

Contact: Donato Ramani
Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati

Public Release: 26-Jun-2017
Nature Communications
NAWI Graz researchers measure light fields in 3-D
Researchers from TU Graz and the University of Graz present the new method of 3-D-plasmon tomography in Nature Communications.

Contact: Gerald Kothleitner
Graz University of Technology

Public Release: 26-Jun-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Thwarting metastasis by breaking cancer's legs with gold rods
Your cancer has metastasized. No one wants to ever hear that. Now researchers have developed a method to thwart cell migration and thus halt metastasis in vitro. In past tests in vivo, the treatment has wiped out tumors with no observable signs of toxicity or recurrence.
National Science Foundation Division of Chemistry, National Institutes of Health Nanotechnology Study Section

Contact: Ben Brumfield
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 26-Jun-2017
Nature Nanotechnology
Using 'sticky' nanoparticles, researchers develop strategy to boost body's cancer defenses
In the journal Nature Nanotechnology, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report on strides made in the development of a strategy to improve the immune system's detection of cancer proteins by using 'sticky' nanoparticles.

Contact: Laura Oleniacz
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

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