NNI in the News

The Engineer - November 30, 2018
(Funded by the National Institutes of Health)
Engineers have developed a type of bioshock bandage that helps wounds to heal by delivering small electrical pulses generated by body movement.
Phys.org - November 29, 2018
(Funded by the National Institutes of Health)
Researchers have developed a nanoparticle-based technology that could be used to improve the speed of diagnosis for pneumonia.
Science Daily - November 26, 2018
(Funded by the National Institutes of Health)
A new candidate HIV vaccine surmounts technical hurdles that stymied previous vaccine efforts and stimulates a powerful anti-HIV antibody response in animal tests. The new vaccine strategy is based on the HIV envelope protein, a complex, shape-shifting molecule that has been notoriously difficult to produce in vaccines in a way that induces useful immunity to HIV.
Phys.org - November 20, 2018
(Funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the National Science Foundation)
Researchers have developed a single-layer surface of nanostructures that can correct chromatic aberrations (which cause lenses to focus different wavelengths of light in different spots) across the visible spectrum and can be incorporated into commercial optical systems, from simple lenses to high-end microscopes.
Phys.org - November 15, 2018
(Funded by the Office of Naval Research)
Researchers have provided new results on a microscopic nanotube-sensing film called a “smart skin,” which promises to reveal whether structures like bridges or aircraft have been deformed by stress-inducing events or regular wear and tear.
Phys.org - November 14, 2018
(Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the U.S. Department of Energy)
The heat produced by electronic devices can cause chips and circuits to fail. Now a Stanford University-led engineering team has developed a way to not only manage heat, but help route it away from delicate devices. The researchers describe a thermal transistor—a nanoscale switch that can conduct heat away from electronic components and insulate them against its damaging effects.
November 08, 2018
To celebrate National STEM/STEAM day (Nov 8.) watch this video to learn how nanotechnology can address some of the world's biggest challenges and improve our everyday lives.
Science Daily - November 07, 2018
(Funded by the National Science Foundation and ARPA-E (U.S. Department of Energy))
Researchers have demonstrated that recently developed liquid-gated membranes filter nanoclay particles out of water more efficiently than existing membranes and require less frequent replacement and less energy to operate, a solution that could reduce the cost and electricity consumption of high-impact industrial processes, such as oil and gas drilling.
Science Daily - November 05, 2018
(Funded by the U.S Department of Energy)
Researchers have shown that MXene materials could remove urea from blood in wearable artificial kidney applications.
Phys.org - November 01, 2018
(Funded by the National Institutes of Health)
NIH-funded researchers have developed laser-activated nanomaterials that integrate with wounded tissues to form seals that are superior to sutures for containing body fluids and preventing bacterial infection.