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

The following news releases describe the results of research activities that are funded by Federal agencies that participate in the National Nanotechnology Initiative.
  • August 28, 2018
    (Funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

    Scientists have discovered that bacteria present in the environment catalyze chemical reactions that dissolve gold nanoparticles.

  • August 23, 2018
    (Funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology)

    Scientists have used magnetic fields to confine groups of electrons to a series of concentric rings within graphene, a single layer of tightly packed carbon atoms.

  • August 22, 2018
    (Funded by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Defense)

    Researchers have engineered peptide nanoparticles that target kidney cells and may prove critical to addressing chronic kidney disease.

  • August 22, 2018
    (Funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology)

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology advocates that nanoparticle researchers, manufacturers, and administrators “connect the dots” by considering their shared challenges broadly and tackling them collectively rather than individually.

  • August 20, 2018
    (U.S. Army Research Office and National Science Foundation)

    Researchers have discovered a way to make a thin material that enhances the flow of microwave energy—a scientific advance that could improve telecommunication connections.

  • August 15, 2018
    (Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy)

    Scientists have demonstrated how light-emitting nanoparticles can be used to see deep in living tissue. These so-called alloyed upconverting nanoparticles may ultimately guide high-precision surgeries and radiation treatments.

  • August 06, 2018
    (Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF))

    Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a drug-delivery system that allows rapid response to heart attacks without surgical intervention.

  • August 06, 2018
    (Funded by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the National Science Foundation (NSF))

    Rice University researchers have found that fracture-resistant “rebar graphene” (which uses carbon nanotubes for reinforcement) is more than twice as tough as pristine graphene.

  • July 30, 2018
    (Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH))

    Researchers have shown that a new, double-layered nanoparticle vaccine made with peptides effectively protects mice against influenza A virus, which might help in the development of universal flu vaccines.

  • September 01, 2017
    (Funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology)

    DNA is the stuff of life, but it is also the stuff of nanotechnology.