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Microplastics Are Contaminating Archaeological Remains, Scientists Say

A new study has identified 16 different microplastic polymer types in samples dating back to the first or early second century and excavated in the late 1980s.
Plastic clumping together in blue ocean water.

Large Amounts of Plastic Are Accumulating in the Ocean, Even Outside the Notorious “Garbage Patch”

A new study has revealed the extent of the spread of plastic across the North Pacific ocean, finding large quantities outside of the notorious "garbage patch".
A multicolored leafhopper on a leaf.

Backyard Insect Inspires Invisibility Devices, Next Gen Tech

Leafhoppers, a common backyard insect, secrete and coat themselves in tiny mysterious particles that could provide both the inspiration and the instructions for next-generation technology.
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Looking To Boost Your Run Performance? Cranberries Could Help

Cranberry supplements have been shown to improve performance, muscle fatigue and reoxygenation rates in trained runners.
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Existing Drug Shows Potential for Treating Nerve Injuries in Mouse Study

Recently, a research team led by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) neuroscientists found that metaxalone treatment accelerates nerve repair and function recovery comparable to immediate treatment, offering a highly relevant clinical strategy.
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High-Throughput Screening: Advances, Applications and Combined Approaches

In this article, we highlight various high-throughput screening strategies being used to interrogate large libraries of compounds and hear from researchers working to further streamline specific approaches to increase speed and improve quality and accuracy.
Stonehenge in daylight.

Ancient Glue Suggests Neanderthals and Early Humans Had Similar Thought Patterns

A new study of stone tools from the Middle Palaeolithic period – between 120,000 and 40,000 years ago – suggests that Neanderthals might have had a higher level of cognition than previously thought.
A close up of a leaf.

Efficiently Unlocking Plant Sugars Could Lead to Biofuels and Medicines

Research from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) sheds new light on how to access the sugars locked up in plants to produce petroleum-free fuels, chemicals, and medicines.
Three scientists next to an imaging platform.

A Faster, More Efficient Imaging System for Nanoparticles

A high-precision, short-wave infrared imaging technique has advanced the imaging of nanoparticles, paving the way for promising applications within biomedical and information security.
A 3D model of a human brain.

Low-Dose X-ray Irradiation Shows Promise in Treating Brain Injury

CityU neuroscientists uncover the therapeutic potential of low-dose ionizing radiation for traumatic brain injury and ischemic stroke.