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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
dvmalkov@corp.ifmo.ru
895-337-75508
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
hillary.sanctuary@epfl.ch
41-216-937-022
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
jtidball@k-state.edu
785-532-0847
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
sarah.collins@admin.cam.ac.uk
44-012-237-65542
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
carolyn@nus.edu.sg
65-651-65399
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
nmanning@uwaterloo.ca
226-929-7627
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
schupska@uga.edu
706-542-6927
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
Rob.Gerth@electrochem.org
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
flyura.djurabekova@helsinki.fi
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
ymjung@postech.ac.kr
82-542-792-417
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
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
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
andrewlavin@alavin.com
516-353-2505
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
heyun@wspc.com.sg
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
basu@american.edu
202-885-5978
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
karl.greenberg@nyu.edu
646-519-1996
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
xiaxh@mtu.edu
906-487-2470
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
lucio.isa@mat.ethz.ch
41-446-336-376
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 31-Mar-2016
Nature Physics
New use for X-rays: A radar gun for unruly atoms
Using coherent X-rays, a new technique has been discovered for sensing motion and velocity of small groups of atoms. This advance gives an unprecedented, nanoscale view of disordered objects as they are being created -- like the thin films used to make solar cells and LCD screens.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Joshua Brown
joshua.e.brown@uvm.edu
802-656-3039
University of Vermont

Public Release: 31-Mar-2016
Nano Letters
Flat boron is a superconductor
Rice University scientists have determined that two-dimensional boron is a natural low-temperature superconductor. It may be the only 2-D material with such potential.
Office of Naval Research, DOE/Office of Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 31-Mar-2016
Plant Physiology
Illuminating the inner 'machines' that give bacteria an energy boost
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have tracked how microscopic organisms called cyanobacteria make use of internal protein 'machines' to boost their ability to convert carbon dioxide into sugar during photosynthesis.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, The Royal Society

Contact: Nicola Frost
nicola.frost@liverpool.ac.uk
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 30-Mar-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Penn researchers move one step closer to sustainable hydrogen production
Christopher Murray of the University of Pennsylvania, Matteo Cargnello of Stanford and others found that, by lengthening nanorods, hydrogen production can happen quicker and more sustainably.

Contact: Michele Berger
mwberger@upenn.edu
215-898-6751
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 30-Mar-2016
Journal of Applied Physics
Molecular-scale ALD discovery could have industrial-sized impact
University of Alberta engineering researchers have developed a new method of making thin films -- materials that are essential in today's computers and electronic devices -- by adapting current atomic layer deposition techniques.
Alberta Innovates

Contact: Richard Cairney
richard.cairney@ualberta.ca
780-492-4514
University of Alberta

Public Release: 30-Mar-2016
USDA announces $5.2 million for nanotechnology research
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced an investment of more than $5.2 million to support nanotechnology research at 11 universities.
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Amanda Hils
amanda.hils@nifa.usda.gov
202-720-3359
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 30-Mar-2016
Food Structure
For the first time scientists can observe the nano structure of food in 3-D
Scientists from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland, have, for the first time, created a 3-D image of food on the nanometer scale. The method the scientists used is called Ptychographic X-ray computed tomography. It has promising prospects as a more detailed knowledge of the structure of complex food systems could potentially save the food industry large sums of money and reduce food waste that occurs because of faulty production.
The Danish Council for Strategic Research, Swiss Light Source, Paul Scherrer Institute

Contact: Jens Risbo
jri@food.ku.dk
45-23-98-46-50
Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 30-Mar-2016
Nature Communications
Revealing the fluctuations of flexible DNA in 3-D
Scientists have captured the first high-resolution 3-D images from individual double-helix DNA segments attached to gold nanoparticles, which could aid in the use of DNA segments as building blocks for molecular devices that function as nanoscale drug-delivery systems, markers for biological research, and components for electronic devices.

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

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