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plastics pollution

How Plastic Waste Moves in the Environment

A Washington State University researcher for the first time has modeled how microplastic fibers move through the environment.The work, published in the journal Advances in...
Cervical Cancer Treatment

New Biomedical Gel Could Ease Pain in Cervical Cancer Treatment

A unique partnership between a Virginia Tech scientist and a University of Virginia oncologist could result in a solution to reduce discomfort during cancer...
supercomputers

A New Way to See Stress – Using Supercomputers

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computer memory devicesvideo

A New Light on Significantly Faster Computer Memory Devices

In an article published online today in Science Advances, a team of scientists from Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences and Germany offer an explanation of...
prostate cancer

True Love and Science Inspire a Cancer-Fighting Algorithm

What do you do when you want to dedicate your life to fighting cancer, but a life change means you can’t afford medical school?...
5G Networks

Intelligent Framework Aims To Optimize Data Transfer in 5G Networks

A North Carolina State University researcher has developed technology designed to allow cellular communication nodes in 5G systems to partition bandwidth more efficiently in...
microplastic fibers

How Plastic Waste Moves in the Environment

A Washington State University researcher for the first time has modeled how microplastic fibers move through the environment.The work, published in the journal Advances in...
Brain Cancer Cells

New Drug Application Stops Spread of Brain Cancer Cells Caused by...

The tissues in our bodies largely are made of fluid. It moves around cells and is essential to normal body function. But in some cases,...
Parasitic Worms

Newly Sequenced Genomes of Parasitic Worms Could Speed Development of New...

Parasitic worms pose a major global health threat to both humans and animals, but a major study that sequenced the genomes of scores of...
Nano-Textured Surfaces

Researchers Engineer Nano-Textured Surfaces to Reduce Medical Device Infection

Virginia Tech researchers have discovered a method for engineering surfaces on implantable devices that could help reduce deadly infections.Health-care-associated infections are a major cause...
marine megafauna

Drones Offer Ability to Find, ID and Count Marine Megafauna

New research from North Carolina State University demonstrates that consumer-grade drones are effective tools for monitoring marine species across multiple sites in the wild....
cyberattacks

Engineers Use Game Theory to Quantify Threats of Cyberattacks on Power...

Threat levels for cyberattacks on the power grid are usually labeled high, medium or low. Well, that’s not good enough for a team of...
epilepsy treatment

Scientists Solve Century-Old Neuroscience Mystery; Answers May Lead to Epilepsy Treatment

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have solved a 125-year-old mystery of the brain, and, in the process, uncovered a potential treatment...
3D printing kapton

Researchers Expand Breakthroughs in 3D Printing Kapton, the “Ultimate” Polymer

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Virginia Tech's Macromolecules Innovation Institute (MII) have developed a new process to 3D print one of the most-desired materials in...
waterborne disease

Surface Water and Flood Dynamics Increase Vulnerability to Waterborne Disease and...

Diarrheal disease, a preventable and treatable illness, remains the second-leading cause of death in children under the age of 5 and a persistent public...
Parkinson’s diseasevideo

Singing May Reduce Stress, Improve Motor Function for People with Parkinson’s...

Singing may provide benefits beyond improving respiratory and swallow control in people with Parkinson’s disease, according to new data from Iowa State University researchers.The...
supercomputing

Researchers Create First-Of-Its-Kind Composable Storage Platform for High-Performance Computing

Large-scale, advanced high-performance computing, often called supercomputing, is essential to solving both complex and large questions.Everything from answering metaphysical queries about the origins of...
electrical stimulator

New Device Improves Balance in Veterans With Gulf War Illness

Gulf War veterans with unexplained illnesses that cause fatigue, headaches, respiratory disorders and memory problems can improve their balance with a device developed by...
prenatal exposures

Prenatal Exposure to Substances Found in Plastics Associated With Language Development...

Pregnant mothers’ exposure to phthalates – substances often used in personal care products, children’s toys and more – may be linked to delays in...
plant hormone

Local Hormone Production is Root of Issue for Plant Development

Plant roots rely on local production of a key hormone that controls many aspects of development and response to environmental changes, according to new...