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Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
Hunting for Big Bang neutrinos that could shed new light on the origin of the universe
Article describes a Princeton University physicists laboratory at PPPL to hunt for Big Bang neutrinos.
Simons Foundation, John Templeton Foundation

Contact: John Greenwald
jgreenwa@pppl.gov
609-243-2672
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
APS March Meeting 2016
UC team's small discovery holds big promise for cancer nanotechnology
The discovery of a new nanostructure by a team of University of Cincinnati researchers promises to advance technology used in the early detection and treatment of cancerous cells.

Contact: Rachel Richardson
rachel.richardson@uc.edu
513-556-5219
University of Cincinnati

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
ACS Catalysis
CCNY research team in molecular breakthrough
Reducing a barrier that generally hinders the easy generation of new molecules, a team led by City College of New York chemist Mahesh K. Lakshman has devised a method to cleave generally inert bonds to allow the formation of new ones. The study is the cover story in the journal ACS Catalysis published by the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Jay Mwamba
jmwamba@ccny.cuny.edu
212-650-7580
City College of New York

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
Nature Materials
Cyborg cardiac patch may treat the diseased heart
A new engineering innovation from Tel Aviv University will revolutionize the treatment of heart disease. The 'cyborg heart patch' combines organic and engineered parts, and its capabilities surpass those of human tissue alone.

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
Advanced Materials
Scientists create painless patch of insulin-producing beta cells to control diabetes
For decades, researchers have tried to duplicate the function of beta cells, which don't work properly in patients with diabetes. Now, researchers have devised another option: a synthetic patch filled with natural beta cells that can secrete doses of insulin to control blood sugar levels on demand.
NC TraCS, American Diabetes Association, and National Science Foundation

Contact: Mark Derewicz
mark.derewicz@unch.unc.edu
919-923-0959
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
Energy & Environmental Science
MIT develops nontoxic way of generating portable power
Battery substitutes produce current by burning fuel-coated carbon nanotubes like a fuse.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Office of Naval Research

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
ACS Nano
PolyU develops novel nano biosensor for rapid detection of flu virus
The Department of Applied Physics and Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University have jointly developed a novel nano biosensor for rapid detection of flu and other viruses.
Innovation and Technology Support Programme

Contact: Janice Chan
janice.hw.chan@polyu.edu.hk
852-276-65104
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
Optics Letters
Tunable windows for privacy, camouflage
Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a technique that can quickly change the opacity of a window, turning it cloudy, clear or somewhere in between with the flick of a switch.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
Angewandte Chemie
Sweet 'quantum dots' light the way for new HIV and Ebola treatment
A research team led by the University of Leeds has observed for the first time how HIV and Ebola viruses attach to cells to spread infection. The findings, published today in the journal Angewandte Chemie, offer a new way of treating such viruses: instead of destroying the pathogens, introduce a block on how they interact with cells.
Wellcome Trust, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Sarah Reed
s.j.reed@leeds.ac.uk
44-113-343-4196
University of Leeds

Public Release: 14-Mar-2016
Nature Biotechnology
Injectable nanoparticle generator could radically transform metastatic cancer treatment
A team of investigators from Houston Methodist Research Institute may have transformed the treatment of metastatic triple negative breast cancer by creating the first drug to successfully eliminate lung metastases in mice. This landmark study appears today in Nature Biotechnology (early online edition).
Department of Defense, National Institute of Health, The Cockrell Foundation

Contact: Gale Smith
gsmith@houstonmethodist.org
281-627-0439
Houston Methodist

Public Release: 13-Mar-2016
American Chemical Society 251st National Meeting & Exposition
DNA 'origami' could help build faster, cheaper computer chips
Electronics manufacturers constantly hunt for ways to make faster, cheaper computer chips, often by cutting production costs or by shrinking component sizes. Now, researchers report that DNA, the genetic material of life, might help accomplish this goal when it is formed into specific shapes through a process reminiscent of the ancient art of paper folding.The researchers present their work at the 251st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 13-Mar-2016
American Chemical Society 251st National Meeting & Exposition
A nanoparticle does double duty, imaging and treating atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis, a disease in which plaque builds up inside arteries, is a prolific and invisible killer, but it may soon lose its ability to hide in the body. Scientists have developed a nanoparticle that mimics high-density lipoprotein. It can simultaneously light up and treat atherosclerotic plaques that clog arteries, which could someday help prevent heart attacks and strokes. The researchers present their findings at the 251st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 13-Mar-2016
American Chemical Society 251st National Meeting & Exposition
Nanomotors could help electronics fix themselves
As electronics grow ever more intricate, so must the tools required to fix them. Anticipating this challenge, scientists turned to the body's immune system for inspiration and have now built self-propelled nanomotors that can seek out and repair tiny scratches to electronic systems. They could one day lead to flexible batteries, electrodes, solar cells and other gadgets that heal themselves. The researchers present their work at the 251st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 11-Mar-2016
Nature Communications
New fuel cell design powered by graphene-wrapped nanocrystals
Researchers at Berkeley Lab have developed a new materials recipe for a battery-like hydrogen fuel cell that shields the nanocrystals from oxygen, moisture and contaminants while pushing its performance forward in key areas.

Contact: Glenn Roberts Jr.
geroberts@lbl.gov
510-486-5582
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 11-Mar-2016
Polymer engineer wins Polymer Processing Society Early Career Award
Dr. Younjin Min, an assistant professor in Polymer Engineering at University of Akron, will receive the 2016 Early Career Award from the Polymer Processing Society. This award recognizes productivity of early career researchers as judged from their publications, patents and service to the PPS. The overarching aim of Min's current research is to obtain a fundamental understanding of soft materials at the molecular level, with a specific goal of utilizing such knowledge to advance nanotechnology and biotechnology through rational design and processing.

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

Public Release: 11-Mar-2016
Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
Soap bubbles for treating stenosed blood vessels
Liposomes are currently used as drug delivery vehicles but recognized by the immune system. Scientists from the universities of Basel and Fribourg have shown that special artificial liposomes do not elicit any reaction in human and porcine sera as well as pigs. The study was published in the Journal Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine.

Contact: Yannik Sprecher
yannik.sprecher@unibas.ch
41-612-672-424
University of Basel

Public Release: 11-Mar-2016
Science
Paradigm shift: Scientists demonstrate the wavelike nature of van der Waals Forces
A group of researchers, led by Alexandre Tkatchenko, Professor at the University of Luxembourg, demonstrated that the true nature of van der Waals forces differs from conventional wisdom in chemistry and biology. The scientists showed that these interactions have to be treated as coupling between waves rather than as mutual attraction between particles.

Contact: Thomas Klein
thomas.klein@uni.lu
352-466-644-5148
University of Luxembourg

Public Release: 11-Mar-2016
Light: Science and Applications
World's thinnest lens to revolutionize cameras
Scientists have created the world's thinnest lens, one two-thousandth the thickness of a human hair, opening the door to flexible computer displays and a revolution in miniature cameras. Lead researcher Dr Yuerui (Larry) Lu from The Australian National University (ANU) said the discovery hinged on the remarkable potential of the molybdenum disulphide crystal.

Contact: Dr Yuerui (Larry) Lu
yuerui.lu@anu.edu.au
61-261-259-582
Australian National University

Public Release: 10-Mar-2016
More innovation, less perspiration
UC Santa Barbara physicist Andrea Young received the AFOSR Young Investigator Research Program grant.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Research Program

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
sonia.fernandez@ucsb.edu
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 9-Mar-2016
Sticky, stony and sizzling science launching to space station
NASA's commercial partner Orbital ATK plans to launch its Cygnus spacecraft into orbit on March 22, 2016 atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket for its fifth contracted resupply mission to the International Space Station. The flight, known as Orbital ATK CRS-6, will deliver investigations to the space station to study fire, meteors, regolith, adhesion, and 3-D printing in microgravity.

Contact: Rachel Hobson
rachel.b.hobson@nasa.gov
281-244-7449
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 9-Mar-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
ASRC professor leads study on reconfigurable magnetic nanopatterns
A team of international scientists led by researchers of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) and the Politecnico of Milan in Italy has demonstrated a novel approach for designing fully reconfigurable magnetic nanopatterns whose properties and functionality can be programmed and reprogrammed on-demand.
US Department of Energy, US National Science Foundation, The Fondazione Cariplo

Contact: Paul McQuiston
paul.mcquiston@asrc.cuny.edu
212-413-3307
CUNY Advanced Science Research Center

Public Release: 9-Mar-2016
Nature
Atomic vibrations in nanomaterials
Researchers at ETH have shown for the first time what happens to atomic vibrations when materials are nanosized and how this knowledge can be used to systematically engineer nanomaterials for different applications.
Swiss National Science Foundation, NCCR Quantum Science and Technology, ETH Research Grant, SNF TORNAD

Contact: Prof. Vanessa Wood
wood@iis.ee.ethz.ch
41-446-326-654
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 9-Mar-2016
CWRU researcher to turn plant virus shells against human cancers
A Case Western Reserve University researcher has been awarded more than $3 million in federal and foundation grants to turn common plant viruses into cancer sleuths and search-and-destroy emissaries. The researcher and fellow investigators are trying to develop two methods to differentiate slow-growing from aggressive prostate cancers, and to deliver medicines deep into triple-negative breast cancer tumors.
National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society

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

Public Release: 9-Mar-2016
Nature Communications
Understanding the dynamics of crowd behavior
Crowds formed from tiny particles disperse as their environment becomes more disordered, according to scientists from UCL, Bilkent University and Université Pierre et Marie Curie. The new mechanism is counterintuitive and might help describe crowd behavior in natural, real-world systems where many factors impact on individuals' responses to either gather or disperse.
Scientific and Technological ResearchCouncil of Turkey, Marie Curie Career Integration Grant, Turkish Academy of Sciences, European Research Council

Contact: Rebecca Caygill
r.caygill@ucl.ac.uk
44-020-310-83846
University College London

Public Release: 8-Mar-2016
NASA's first wide-field soft X-ray camera is a gift that keeps giving
NASA recently selected a miniaturized version of the original X-ray camera to fly as a CubeSat mission to study Earth's magnetic cusps -- regions in the magnetic cocoon around our planet near the poles where the magnetic field lines dip down toward the ground.
NASA

Contact: Lori Keesey
Lori.j.keesey@nasa.gov
865-244-6658
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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