Scientists find highest ever level of microplastics on seafloor

Microplastics in water (stock image).Credit: © dottedyeti / Adobe Stock An international research project has revealed the highest levels of microplastic ever recorded on the seafloor, with up to 1.9 million pieces in a thin layer covering just 1 square metre.advertisement Over 10 million tons of plastic waste enters the oceans each year. Floating plastic waste […]

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Mimicking cancer’s evasive tactics, microparticles show promise for transplant rejection

Organ transplant word cloud concept illustration (stock image).Credit: © Kheng Guan Toh / Adobe Stock Inspired by a tactic cancer cells use to evade the immune system, University of Pittsburgh researchers have engineered tiny particles that can trick the body into accepting transplanted tissue as its own.advertisement Rats that were treated with these cell-sized microparticles developed […]

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