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Technique Devised for Controlling Graphene Nanopore Size

Moon Kim (University of Texas – Dallas)

Materials scientists at University of Texas in Dallas and Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology in Korea developed a process for making the size of nanopores in the material graphene small enough to read a single strand of DNA. The discovery is outlined in a recent . . . → Read More: Technique Devised for Controlling Graphene Nanopore Size

Luminous Nanoparticles Detectable Through Tissue Developed

Transmission electron microscopy image of nanoparticles designed for deep-tissue imaging. (Zhipeng Li, University at Buffalo)

Researchers in the U.S., Sweden, China, and Korea created illuminated nanoscale particles that can be detected through a 3.2 centimeter, or 1.26 inch layer of tissue. The team led by University at Buffalo, New York chemistry professor Paras . . . → Read More: Luminous Nanoparticles Detectable Through Tissue Developed

University Consortium to Research Nanotech Health Monitors

Veena Misra (North Carolina State Univ.)

North Carolina State University in Raleigh will lead a group of universities in the U.S., Australia, and Asia to develop self-powered health monitoring sensors and devices. Some 30 industry partners are expected to join the five-year, $18.5 million consortium, known as the Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems . . . → Read More: University Consortium to Research Nanotech Health Monitors

Technology Developed for Mass Wireless Chip Printing

Engineers in Korea developed a process for printing cheap electronic devices on every day items that can transmit data to smartphones. The work of the authors from Sunchon National University and Paru Printed Electronics Research Institute is described in the journal Nanotechnology (free registration required), published by Institute of Physics.

The team led by Jinsoo . . . → Read More: Technology Developed for Mass Wireless Chip Printing

Nanotech Fiber Material Converts Heat to Electricity

Corey Hewitt (Wake Forest University)

Researchers at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina have developed a fiber-like material with the ability to convert heat, such as body heat, into electric power. The team, which includes researchers from universities in New Zealand and Korea, and the company NanoTechLabs Inc. in nearby Yadkinville, North . . . → Read More: Nanotech Fiber Material Converts Heat to Electricity

Modified Graphene Found to Dissipate Electronics Heat

Graphene molecular illustration (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Researchers in the U.S., Korea, and China have discovered a modified form of the material graphene with better thermal properties than graphene in its natural state. The team led by Alexander Balandin, an engineering professor at University of California – Riverside, published its findings online in . . . → Read More: Modified Graphene Found to Dissipate Electronics Heat

Engineered HIV/AIDS Vaccine Approved for Clinical Trials

Chil-Yong Kang (University of Western Ontario)

A vaccine designed to prevent HIV infection based on a genetically engineered virus has received approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to start clinical trials. The vaccine is a product of a joint venture between Universiy of Western Onatrio in London and the Canadian subsidiary . . . → Read More: Engineered HIV/AIDS Vaccine Approved for Clinical Trials

UCLA, Korean Institute Collaborate on Smart Grid R&D

Rajit Gadh visiting Jeju Island, Korea (UCLA)

The engineering school at University of California at Los Angeles and the Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) have begun a 10-year partnership to collaborate on smart-grid research and the development of new related technologies. The project, funded on the U.S. side by the Department of . . . → Read More: UCLA, Korean Institute Collaborate on Smart Grid R&D

Biogen Idec, Samsung to Form $300M Biosimilar Venture

(Research.gov)

Biogen Idec, a biotechnology company in Weston, Massachusetts, and the Korean conglomerate Samsung will form a joint venture to develop and market follow-on biologic drugs known as biosimilars. Investments by both companies in the venture will total $300 million.

Samsung will contribute $255 million of the $300 million for an 85 percent . . . → Read More: Biogen Idec, Samsung to Form $300M Biosimilar Venture

Electronic Film Implant Designed to Monitor Brain Functions

(Travis Ross and Yun Soung Kim, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Medical and engineering researchers from the U.S., Korea, and China have developed a thin, flexible electronic film that can monitor brain activity without the use of penetrating electrodes. The team’s findings appear online in the journal Nature Neuroscience (paid subscription required).

The . . . → Read More: Electronic Film Implant Designed to Monitor Brain Functions