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Public Release: 20-Jun-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New nanoparticle technology developed to treat aggressive thyroid cancer
Investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital, together with collaborators from Massachusetts General Hospital, have developed an innovative nanoplatform that allows them to effectively deliver RNAi agents to the sites of cancer and suppress tumor growth and reduce metastasis in preclinical models of anaplastic thyroid cancer.
National Institutes of Health, DoD PCRP Synergistic Idea Development Award, the Koch-Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) Program in Nanotherapeutics, Movember-PCF Challenge Award, PCF Young Investigator Award, National Research Foundationof Korea

Contact: Haley Bridger
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Public Release: 19-Jun-2016
Science Advances
Artificial synapse rivals biological ones in energy consumption
POSTECH researchers have succeeded in fabricating an organic nanofiber electronic device that emulates not only the important working principles and energy consumption of biological synapses but also the morphology. They recently published their findings in Science Advances, a new sister journal of Science.
Pioneer Research Center Program, Center for Advanced Soft-Electronics as Global Frontier Project, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning

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

Public Release: 17-Jun-2016
Scientific Reports
Marrying superconductors, lasers, and Bose-Einstein condensates
As superconductors, lasers, and Bose-Einstein condensates all share a common feature, it has been expected that it should be able to see these features at the same time. A recent experiment in a global collaborative effort with teams from Japan, the United States, and Germany have observed for the first time experimental indication that this expectation is true.
JSPS, Space and Naval Warfare Systems, and others

Contact: Sheri Ledbetter
Chapman University

Public Release: 17-Jun-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
A new trick for controlling emission direction in microlasers
Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have found a way to give photons, or light packets, their marching orders. The researchers have capitalized on the largesse of an energy state in an optical field to make photons in their lasing system travel in a consistent mode, either clockwise or counterclockwise.
Army Research Office grant No. W911NF-12-1-0026; the Austrian Science Fund; and the German Science Fund.

Contact: Erika Ebsworth-Goold
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 17-Jun-2016
ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Researchers open hairy new chapter in 3-D printing
Researchers in MIT's Media Lab have found a way to bypass a major design step in 3-D printing, to quickly and efficiently model and print thousands of hair-like structures. Instead of using conventional computer-aided design (CAD) software to draw thousands of individual hairs on a computer the team built a new software platform, called 'Cilllia,' that lets users define the angle, thickness, density, and height of thousands of hairs, in just a few minutes.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 17-Jun-2016
Nature Communications
A new form of hybrid photodetectors with quantum dots and graphene
ICFO researchers develop a hybrid photodetector comprising an active colloidal quantum dot photodiode integrated with a graphene phototransistor.

Contact: Alina Hirschmann
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Public Release: 17-Jun-2016
Nature Communications
Discovery of gold nanocluster 'double' hints at other shape-changing particles
Researchers discovered an entirely unexpected atomic arrangement of Gold-144, a molecule-sized nanogold cluster whose structure had been theoretically predicted but never confirmed.
Department of Energy Office of Science, National Science Foundation, Villum Foundation, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Colorado State University, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ariana Tantillo
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 17-Jun-2016
Science Advances
Stanford researchers find new ways to make clean hydrogen and rechargable zinc batteries
A Stanford University research lab has developed new technologies to tackle two of the world's biggest energy challenges -- clean fuel for transportation and grid-scale energy storage. The researchers described their findings in two studies published this month in the journals Science Advances and Nature Communications.
US Department of Energy, Global Climate and Energy Project at Stanford University, National Natural Science Foundation of China, and Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (China)

Contact: Mark Shwartz
Stanford University

Public Release: 16-Jun-2016
2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium
Sweden's biggest contribution yet to the world's largest radio telescope
Sweden's biggest contribution yet to the world's biggest radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array, has passed a major milestone. An advanced -- and beautiful -- feed horn, developed at Chalmers University of Technology, has been delivered for testing in Canada.

Contact: Johanna Wilde
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 15-Jun-2016
Nature Communications
CWRU physicists deploy magnetic vortex to control electron spin
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have coupled a magnetic vortex with a diamond nanoparticle to swiftly and precisely control electron spins in nitrogen defects at room temperature.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 15-Jun-2016
Lab on a Chip
Droplets finally all the same size -- in a nanodroplet library
A single microdroplet is really not very large and certainly does not look like something you can do a lot with. However, a simple device, constructed at the IPC PAS in Warsaw, Poland, can split the microdroplet into a collection of equally sized nanodroplets. From now on, the valuable chemicals contained in a single microdroplet can be the starting point of even hundreds of experiments -- or they can be archived in the form of nanodroplet libraries.

Contact: Piotr Garstecki
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 15-Jun-2016
OSA Publishing dominates the Optics category in latest Journal Citation Reports
The Optical Society (OSA) announced today that OSA Publishing remains the market leader in the field of optics and photonics. Its portfolio of 17 prestigious subscription-based and open access titles received the most citations (40 percent of the total) across the 90 titles in the Optics category in the 2015 Journal Citation Reports®.

Contact: Rebecca Andersen
The Optical Society

Public Release: 14-Jun-2016
Polymer 'pens'
The University of Delaware's Thomas H. Epps, III, and a collaborator Kai Qi from DuPont Performance Materials have received a grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate a new approach to manufacturing small-scale structures that are cheaper, lighter and defect-free.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Peter Bothum
University of Delaware

Public Release: 14-Jun-2016
Nano Letters
Nanoprobe enables measurement of protein dynamics in living cells
A team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and the Rowland Institute at Harvard University have used a specialized nanoprobe developed by the Harvard/Rowland investigators to directly measure levels of key proteins within living, cultured cells.
Rowland Junior Fellowship, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Terri Ogan
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 14-Jun-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Engineers develop a new biosensor chip for detecting DNA mutations
Bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed an electrical graphene chip capable of detecting mutations in DNA. Researchers say the technology could one day be used in various medical applications such as blood-based tests for early cancer screening, monitoring disease biomarkers and real-time detection of viral and microbial sequences.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, University of California San Diego Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Contact: Liezel Labios
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 14-Jun-2016
Science Advances
A light microscope made only with consumer electronic products
ICFO researchers develop a novel low-cost, compact, portable on-chip light microscope capable of carrying out ultrasensitive analysis of transparent objects and biomarkers in a large detection volume. Such device will be used as a point-of-care tool in the diagnosis and further treatment of major diseases such as sepsis.

Contact: Alina Hirschmann
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Public Release: 14-Jun-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
Drum beats from a one atom thick graphite membrane
Researchers at TIFR, Mumbai, demonstrate the ability to electrically manipulate the vibrations of a drum, of nanometer scale thickness, a million times smaller than that of human hair. These drums vibrate a whopping 100 million times a second -- which cannot be heard by the ear but can be sensed using small circuits. This can be used to make new kinds of mass sensors. Also, new aspects of fundamental physics could be probed in the future.
Department of Atomic Energy of Government of India, Department of Science and Technology of Government of India, Swarnajayanti Fellowship, ITC PAC

Contact: Mandar M Deshmukh
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Public Release: 14-Jun-2016
Nature Communications
Discovery of gold nanocluster 'double' hints at other shape changing particles
Setting out to confirm the predicted structure of the iconic nanocluster, Gold-144, researchers discovered an entirely unexpected atomic arrangement. The two structures, described for the first time in a new study in Nature Communications, are chemically identical but uniquely shaped, suggesting they also behave differently.
US Department of Energy, Villum Foundation, Colorado State University, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kim Martineau
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Novel capping strategy improves stability of perovskite nanocrystals
Perovskite materials have shown great promise for use in next-generation solar cells and LEDs, but their instability remains a critical limitation. Atoms on the surface are vulnerable to reactions that can degrade the material, so molecules that bind to the surface (capping ligands) are used both to stabilize perovskite nanocrystals and to control their properties. Researchers have used unique branched ligands to synthesize perovskite nanocrystals with greatly improved stability and uniform particle size.
NASA, US Department of Energy

Contact: Tim Stephens
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
Organic Letters
Rice University's nanosubs gain better fluorescent properties for tracking
Rice University's single-molecule nanosubmersibles get enhanced fluorescence for better tracking. The vehicles are being developed to carry drugs and other cargo through a solution.
National Science Foundation, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, Yamada Science Foundation, Israel Science Foundation, European Research Council

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
Nature Communications
Efficient hydrogen production made easy
Understanding how to use a simple, room-temperature treatment to drastically change the properties of materials could lead to a revolution in renewable fuels production and electronic applications.
Los Alamos Directed Research Grant

Contact: Nancy Ambrosiano
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
Nature Photonics
New approach to microlasers
In this week's issue of Nature Photonics, researchers at MIT and Sandia National Laboratories describe a new way to build terahertz lasers that could significantly reduce their power consumption and size, while also enabling them to emit tighter beams, a crucial requirement for most practical applications. The work also represents a fundamentally new approach to laser design, which could have ramifications for visible-light lasers as well.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
Miniature scaffolding could support fight against superbugs
Tiny molecular scaffolding that joins molecules together could be the key to our battle against antibiotic resistance. Research published in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters shows that carbon nanodot scaffolding assembled with small molecules called polyamines can kill some dangerous drug-resistant bacteria, including Acinetobacter baumanii and Klebsiella pneumonia.

Contact: Annis Moreira

Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
Lung research -- EU Horizon 2020 funding to predict nanotoxicity
Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have received more than €1 million in the framework of the European Horizon 2020 Initiative. Dr. Tobias Stöger and Dr. Otmar Schmid from the Institute of Lung Biology and Disease and the Comprehensive Pneumology Center will be using the funds to develop new tests to assess risks posed by nanomaterials in the airways. This could contribute to reducing the need for complex toxicity tests.
European Research Council

Contact: Dr. Tobias Stöger
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
Nature Chemistry
DNA shaping up to be ideal framework for rationally designed nanostructures
Scientists developed two DNA-based self-assembly approaches for desired nanostructures. The first approach allows the same set of nanoparticles to be connected into a variety of three-dimensional structures; the second facilitates the integration of different nanoparticles and DNA frames into interconnecting modules, expanding the diversity of possible structures. These approaches could enable the rational design of nanomaterials with enhanced or combined optical, electric, and magnetic properties to achieve desired functions.
US Department of Energy, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ariana Tantillo
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

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