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

The following press releases describe the results of research activities that are funded by Federal agencies that participate in the National Nanotechnology Initiative.
  • October 03, 2018
    (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.

  • October 02, 2018
    (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.

  • October 01, 2018
    (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.

  • October 01, 2018
    (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.

  • September 24, 2018
    (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.

  • September 24, 2018
    (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. 

  • September 21, 2018
    (Funded by the National Science Foundation)

    Scientists have developed a method for spraying invisibly thin antennas, made from a type of two-dimensional, metallic material called MXene, which perform as well as those being used in mobile devices, wireless routers and portable transducers. 

  • September 20, 2018
    (Funded by the National Science Foundation)

    Using an atomically thin material, hexagonal boron nitride, placed on nanopillars, scientists have created an array of quantum emitters operating at room temperature that could be integrated into next generation quantum communication systems.

  • September 19, 2018
    (Funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health)

    Researchers have developed a system that harnesses the power of bubbles to propel tiny particles through the surfaces of microbial films—which often coat medical devices, household items, and the inside of water supply pipes—and kill the microbes living inside.

  • September 18, 2018
    (Funded by the National Institutes of Health)

    Scientists are leveraging advances in nanotechnology and the unique properties of messenger RNA to inhibit the growth of cancer cells by targeting tumor suppressors, which are genes that help cancer cells grow unchecked.

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