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Public Release: 25-Feb-2016
New catalyst makes hydrogen peroxide accessible to developing world
A group of researchers from Cardiff Catalyst Institute, Lehigh University and the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a method of producing hydrogen peroxide on demand through a simple, one-step process. The method enables dilute H2O2 to be made directly from hydrogen and oxygen in small quantities on-site, making it more accessible to underdeveloped regions of the world, where it could be used to purify water.

Contact: Lori Friedman
Lehigh University

Public Release: 25-Feb-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New trigger for self-powered mechanical movement
A new way to use the chemical reactions of certain enzymes to trigger self-powered mechanical movement has been developed by a team of researchers at Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh. The pumps provide precise control over flow rate without the aid of an external power source and are capable of turning on in response to specific chemicals.
Charles E. Kauffman Foundation, National Science Foundation, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Contact: Barbara K. Kennedy
Penn State

Public Release: 25-Feb-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Enzymatic engines
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering, along with collaborators at Penn State University's Chemistry Department, have discovered a novel way of utilizing the chemical reactions of certain enzymes to trigger self-powered mechanical movement.

Contact: Paul Kovach
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 25-Feb-2016
Nano Letters
Physicists promise a copper revolution in nanophotonics
Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have for the first time experimentally demonstrated that copper nanophotonic components can operate successfully in photonic devices -- it was previously believed that only gold and silver components have the required properties for this.
Russian Science Foundation, MIPT Project 5-100

Contact: Valerii Roizen
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 25-Feb-2016
Graphene slides smoothly across gold
Graphene, a modified form of carbon, offers versatile potential for use in coating machine components and in the field of electronic switches. An international team of researchers led by physicists at the University of Basel have been studying the lubricity of this material on the nanometer scale. Since it produces almost no friction at all, it could drastically reduce energy loss in machines when used as a coating, as the researchers report in the journal Science.

Contact: Yannik Sprecher
University of Basel

Public Release: 23-Feb-2016
Nature Communications
The key to mass-producing nanomaterials
A new 3-D-printed device can mass-produce nanoparticles, commonly used materials that can be difficult and expensive to manufacture.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Robert Perkins
University of Southern California

Public Release: 23-Feb-2016
ACS Nano
Counting molecules with an ordinary cell phone
The new visual readout method to count individual nucleic acid molecules within a sample can be performed by any cell-phone camera.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, National Science Foundation

Contact: Deborah Williams-Hedges
California Institute of Technology

Public Release: 23-Feb-2016
Scientific Reports
New research introduces 'pause button' for boiling
Using a focused laser beam to essentially hit the pause button on boiling, Professor Shalabh Maroo's research group and collaborators at NIST and RPI have created a single vapor bubble in a pool of liquid that can remain stable on a heated surface for hours, instead of milliseconds. This method gives researchers time to study vapor bubbles and determine ways to optimize the boiling process.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Matthew Wheeler
Syracuse University

Public Release: 23-Feb-2016
DNA 'Trojan horse' smuggles drugs into resistant cancer cells
Drug-resistant leukemia cells absorb a drug and die, when the drug is hidden inside a capsule made of folded up DNA.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, National Cancer Institute

Contact: Pam Frost Gorder
Ohio State University

Public Release: 23-Feb-2016
UTA electrical engineering professor elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Samir Iqbal, a University of Texas at Arlington associate professor of electrical engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been named a Fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry, the United Kingdom-based association representing more than 50,000 the world's leading chemical scientists.

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 23-Feb-2016
ACS Nano
New therapeutic pathway may keep cancer cells turned 'off'
A new Tel Aviv University study offers tangible evidence that it is possible to keep osteosarcoma lesions dormant using novel nanomedicines.

Contact: George Hunka
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 22-Feb-2016
Nature Photonics
Quantum processes control accurately to several attoseconds
An international team of scientists including MSU physicists succeeded in proving that control over quantum processes accurately to several attoseconds (one billionth of a billionth of a second) is possible. The details of the experiment are described in an article published in the latest issue of Nature Photonics.

Contact: Vladimir Koryagin
Lomonosov Moscow State University

Public Release: 22-Feb-2016
Scientific Reports
Successful real-time observation of atomic motion with sub-nanometer resolution
A research group led by University of Tsukuba, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Hirosaki University, the RIKEN SPring-8 Center and the Japan Synchrotron Radiation Institute have succeeded in using the immensely powerful x-ray pulses from the free electron laser (XFEL) facility SACLA *1 to investigate excited-state induced transient lattice dynamics on sub-picosecond time scales in phase-change materials via x-ray diffraction.
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Contact: Masataka Watanabe
University of Tsukuba

Public Release: 22-Feb-2016
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
New bacterial pump could be used to remove cesium from the environment by light
By specifically introducing mutations into key parts of a pump located within the bacterial cell membranes, scientists have been able to induce it to pump cesium, including cesium's radioactive isotopes. This could form part of a strategy for the decontamination of cesium, which was one of the main radioactive materials released in the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research -KAKENHI-

Contact: Kuniaki Shiraki
Nagoya Institute of Technology

Public Release: 19-Feb-2016
Nanotoxicity study wins top-download status from Royal Society of Chemistry in January 2016
A consortium of researchers at several US universities have conducted one of first environmental analyses of four engineered nanomaterials commonly used in semiconductor manufacturing, using samples provided directly from the industry. Their study found short-term exposure posed little health or environmental risk, and their published paper was one of the most downloaded papers in 2015.
Semiconductor Research Corporation, US Environmental Protection Agency

Contact: Jill Goetz
University of Arizona College of Engineering

Public Release: 19-Feb-2016
Shape-shifting engineered nanoparticles for delivering cancer drugs to tumors
University of Toronto engineering professor Warren Chan has spent the last decade figuring out how to deliver chemotherapy drugs into cancerous tumors -- and nowhere else. Now his lab has designed a set of nanoparticles attached to strands of DNA that can change shape to gain access to diseased tissue.

Contact: Marit Mitchell
University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Public Release: 18-Feb-2016
Angewandte Chemie
Chemistry trick paves way for safer diabetes medication
New research from the University of Copenhagen points to an entirely new approach for designing insulin-based pharmaceuticals. The approach could open the door for more personalized medications with fewer side effects for Type 1 Diabetes patients.
Villum Fonden (BioNEC)

Contact: Jes Andersen
Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 18-Feb-2016
The rise of the cyborgs -- welcome to the post-human age
It is predicted that robots will surpass human intelligence within the next 50 years. The ever increasing speed of advances in technology and neuroscience, coupled with the creation of super computers and enhanced body parts and artificial limbs, is paving the way for a merger of both human and machine.

Contact: Christiane Ranke

Public Release: 17-Feb-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
CU-Boulder ultrafast microscope used to make slow-motion electron movie
University of Colorado Boulder researchers have demonstrated the use of the world's first ultrafast optical microscope, allowing them to probe and visualize matter at the atomic level with mind-bending speed.
National Science Foundation, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Contact: Markus Rasche
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 17-Feb-2016
Journal of Alloys and Compounds
New synthesis method developed at UEF opens up new possibilities for Li-ion batteries
New novel materials are being developed for next generation Li-ion batteries. A study by University of Eastern Finland scientists opens up new electricity storage applications.

Contact: Tommi Karhunen
University of Eastern Finland

Public Release: 16-Feb-2016
Physical Review Applied
New ways to construct contactless magnetic gears
OIST scientist has generalized the theory of smooth magnetic couplings in preparation for a small 3-D printed prototype car.

Contact: Kaoru Natori
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University

Public Release: 16-Feb-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
TAxI shuttles protein cargo into spinal cord
The peptide TAxi is an effective vehichle for shuttling functional proteins, such as active enzymes, into the spinal cord after a muscle injection. The peptide and its cargo travel up the fibers on motor neurons to bypass the spinal cord/blood barrier. TAxI holds promise for carrying biologic therapeutics into this hard to reach location for treating disorders like motor neuron disease and other degenerative nerve conditions
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Leila Gray
University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Public Release: 16-Feb-2016
Journal of Materials Chemistry A
UTA researchers devise more efficient materials for solar fuel cells
University of Texas at Arlington chemists have developed new high-performing materials for cells that harness sunlight to split carbon dioxide and water into usable fuels like methanol and hydrogen gas. These 'green fuels' can be used to power cars, home appliances or even to store energy in batteries.
Hungarian Academy of Science 'Momentum' Excellence Program, National Science Foundation

Contact: Louisa Kellie
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 16-Feb-2016
Scientific Reports
Advance could aid development of nanoscale biosensors
A technique called plasmonic interferometry has the potential to enable compact, ultra-sensitive biosensors for a variety of applications. A fundamental advance made by Brown University engineers could help make such devices more practical.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin Stacey
Brown University

Public Release: 15-Feb-2016
Molecular Neurodegeneration
Observing brain diseases in real time
An innovative tool allows researchers to observe protein aggregation throughout the life of a worm. The development of these aggregates, which play a role in the onset of a number of neurodegenerative diseases, can now be monitored automatically and in real time. This breakthrough was made possible by isolating worms in tiny microfluidic chambers developed at EPFL.

Contact: Laurent Mouchiroud
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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