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.
Press Releases: Research Funded by Agencies Participating in the National Nanotechnology Initiative
September 19, 2018(Funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health)
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.
Bad Fat to Good Fat: Purdue-Based Startup Developing Technology Aimed at Helping Treat Obesity, DiabetesSeptember 13, 2018(Funded by the National Institutes of Health)
Scientists are developing nanoparticles that could be injected in the body to safely and effectively convert energy-storing bad fat to energy-burning good fat.
September 12, 2018(Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy)
Scientists have patented a new process for making vanadium dioxide nanoparticles that enable economical manufacturing of energy-efficient "smart windows."
September 11, 2018(Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy)
Scientists are using nanoparticles to make photodetectors better able to handle the ultraviolet radiation produced in high-energy physics experiments.
September 10, 2018(Funded by the National Science Foundation and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research)
Engineers have created a device that dramatically reduces the energy needed to power magnetic field detectors, which could revolutionize how we measure magnetic fields.
September 10, 2018(Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy)
Researchers have discovered that molecular motion can be predicted with high accuracy when confining molecules in small nanocages.
September 05, 2018(Funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy)
Researchers have revealed new insights about the exceptional catalytic properties of ultrasmall gold particles when they are exposed to reactant gas.
September 04, 2018(Funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the National Science Foundation)
Engineers have developed neutrophil “nanosponges” that can safely absorb and neutralize a variety of proteins that play a role in the progression of rheumatoid arthritis.
September 04, 2018(Funded by the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation)
Physicists have verified a key prediction from a 55-year-old theory about one-dimensional electronics.