NNI in the News

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February 26, 2020
Researchers have developed the first noninvasive, wearable sensor that can detect changes in cortisol levels directly from sweat in the skin.
February 25, 2020
Engineers have created light-based technology that can detect biological substances with a molecular mass more than 100 times smaller than previously possible.
February 20, 2020
Researchers have found that gene-infused nanoparticles used for combating disease work better when they include plant-based relatives of cholesterol, because their shape and structure help the genes get where they need to be inside cells.
February 18, 2020
Researchers have discovered a surprising feature in two-dimensional magnets. Their finding is the first verification that a signal long thought to be due to vibrations in the lattice is actually due to a wave of electron spins.
February 10, 2020
Researchers have found that a material shaped like a one-dimensional DNA helix, encapsulated in a nanotube made of boron nitride, helps build a field-effect transistor with a diameter of two nanometers.
February 10, 2020
Researchers have cultured the human blood-brain barrier on a chip, re-creating its physiology more realistically than predecessor chips. In testing related to drug delivery, nanoparticles moved through this “blood-brain-barrier-on-a-chip.”
February 05, 2020
Researchers have, for the first time, created and imaged a novel pair of quantum dots (100 nanometers in diameter) that could serve as a robust quantum bit, or qubit – the fundamental unit of information for a quantum computer.
February 05, 2020
A team of researchers has developed a gold nanoparticle-based tool to monitor influenza A virus mutations in real time, which could help virologists learn how to stop viruses from replicating.
January 28, 2020
Researchers have demonstrated a new engineering technique that uses nanoparticles and could enable a different mechanism for altering the way T cells recognize cancer, with fewer side effects than other cancer immunotherapies.
January 27, 2020
Researchers have proven the viability of a 3-D camera that can provide high-quality 3-D imaging while determining how far away objects are from the lens. The proposed camera uses a stack of transparent photodetectors made from graphene.