As far as water contaminants go, microbeads are the media darling. And while the pending ban on microbeads in personal care products is a big step forward for water quality and environmental protection there’s a bigger threat when it comes to tiny plastic particles in our water: microplastics.
If you are one out of three Americans, you are clinically obese and hopefully looking to make a change. But are you looking in the right places? It can be difficult to tell. In 2014, weight-loss programs were a 2.5 billion dollar business. The companies behind them make a lot of claims about how great […]
September 6 (CMU News): Like a cyclist weaves in and around stalled rush-hour traffic, a novel delivery method called nano delivery carries drugs through the body directly to their destination cells without getting lost along the way.
In a new study, scientists from NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL), the University of Michigan, and other institutions decided to take a closer look at the Great Lakes basin for changes in water temperature and ice cover over time. The paper, which will be published in the journal Climatic Change, found that some parts of the Great Lakes warm faster […]
New studies identify common mechanisms, link to e-cigarettes For the first time, research has pinpointed the mechanisms within our cells which link smoking and aging. The finding, made by Central Michigan University’s Neeraj Vij, will allow doctors to screen patients for the predictive marker, which may help them to create an intervention strategy to help […]