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Press Releases: Research Funded by Agencies Participating in the National Nanotechnology Initiative

(Funded by the National Institutes of Health)

Researchers have devised a simple way to boost the efficacy of malarial transmission-blocking vaccine, which enables people to transfer anti-malarial proteins to mosquitoes when bitten.

(Funded by the National Science Foundation)

Scientists have developed micron-sized spheres to catch and destroy bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic chemical used to make plastics. While BPA that seeps into food and drink is considered safe in low doses, prolonged exposure is suspected of affecting the health of children and contributing to high blood pressure.

(Funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the National Science Foundation)

Scientists have demonstrated a new catalyst that can convert ammonia into hydrogen fuel at ambient pressure using only light energy, mainly due to a plasmonic effect that makes the catalyst more efficient.

(Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy)

Scientists have made an atomic-scale "movie" capturing the dynamic structural changes of copper sulfide nanocrystals.

(Funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Energy)

Researchers have created a flat, micron-thick lens that could drastically reduce the size and weight of any optical instruments used for imaging, including cameras, microscopes, telescopes, and eyeglasses.

(Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation)

Scientists have discovered that single atoms of platinum can break the bond between carbon and fluorine, one of the strongest known chemical bonds.

(Funded by the National Institutes of Health)

Scientists have discovered that nanoparticles of gold covered with cytokines can reduce inflammation and promote the regeneration of muscle fibers.

(Funded by the National Institutes of Health)

Researchers have developed a new screening process could dramatically accelerate the identification of nanoparticles suitable for delivering therapeutic RNA into living cells.

(Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and the National Science Foundation)

Researchers have created a computer simulation, validated by experimental results, to help design drug-delivery nanoparticles that carry cancer-fighting medicines directly to tumors, while minimizing the potential side-effects on healthy cells.

(Funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health)

Scientists have used nanoparticles along with FDA-approved medication to effectively and selectively inhibit drug-resistant kidney cancer.