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

(Funded by the National Institutes of Health)

Most synthetic nanoparticles are quickly cleared in the bloodstream before reaching tumors. But researchers have shown how polymer shells can be used to cloak nanoparticles in the bloodstream and prevent them from being taken up by the immune system and liver — the body’s primary screeners for removing harmful intruders from circulation.

(Funded by the National Institutes of Health)

Most synthetic nanoparticles are quickly cleared in the bloodstream before reaching tumors. But researchers have shown how polymer shells can be used to cloak nanoparticles in the bloodstream and prevent them from being taken up by the immune system and liver — the body’s primary screeners for removing harmful intruders from circulation.

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

Researchers from Brown University have developed a new alloy catalyst that both reduces platinum use and holds up well in fuel cell testing. This result is significant because the cost of platinum is high, which is holding back the widespread use of eco-friendly hydrogen fuel cells in cars, trucks and other vehicles.

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

Researchers from Brown University have developed a new alloy catalyst that both reduces platinum use and holds up well in fuel cell testing. This result is significant because the cost of platinum is high, which is holding back the widespread use of eco-friendly hydrogen fuel cells in cars, trucks and other vehicles.

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

Scientists have developed a new method to transform tungsten disulfide from a semiconductor to a metallic state, which could be highly useful for electronics and other applications.

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

Scientists have developed a new method to transform tungsten disulfide from a semiconductor to a metallic state, which could be highly useful for electronics and other applications.

(Funded by the National Institutes of Health)

Scientists have created nanoscale delivery vehicles with antibody fragments that can detect and kill cancer cells and are small enough to be cleared by the kidneys.

(Funded by the National Institutes of Health)

Scientists have created nanoscale delivery vehicles with antibody fragments that can detect and kill cancer cells and are small enough to be cleared by the kidneys.

(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 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.