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Sea Cave Preserves 5,000-Year Snapshot of Tsunamis

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An international team of scientists digging in a sea cave in Indonesia has discovered the world’s most pristine record of tsunamis, a 5,000-year-old sedimentary snapshot that reveals for the first time how little is known about when earthquakes...
17-Jul-2017 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Physician Assistant Faculty Practice First of Its Kind in Nation

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The Rutgers School of Health Professions’ faculty practice model for physician assistants will improve patient care and clinical education
17-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cutting the Cost of Ethanol, Other Biofuels and Gasoline

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Biofuels like the ethanol in U.S. gasoline could get cheaper thanks to experts at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Michigan State University. They’ve demonstrated how to design and genetically engineer enzyme surfaces so they bind less to corn...
5-Jul-2017 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Climate Change Damages US Economy, Increases Inequality

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Unmitigated climate change will make the United States poorer and more unequal, according to a new study published today in the journal Science. The poorest third of counties could sustain economic damages costing as much as 20 percent of their...
29-Jun-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Caring for Older People in an Aging Society

In a new book, a Rutgers School of Public Health expert explores the ethical ramifications of providing care to older adults discharged to their families
27-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cloning Thousands of Genes for Massive Protein Libraries

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Discovering the function of a gene requires cloning a DNA sequence and expressing it. Until now, this was performed on a one-gene-at-a-time basis, causing a bottleneck. Scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in collaboration with Johns...
23-Jun-2017 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Openly Gay University Dean Seeks to Shatter Perceptions, Improve LGBTQ Health

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Perry Halkitis, Rutgers School of Public Health’s incoming dean, talks about what it means to be an openly gay leader in higher education and the initiatives he is planning for the school
15-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lab on a Chip Could Monitor Health, Germs and Pollutants

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Imagine wearing a device that continuously analyzes your sweat or blood for different types of biomarkers, such as proteins that show you may have breast cancer or lung cancer. Rutgers engineers have invented biosensor technology – known as a lab...
12-Jun-2017 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Advancing Access to Mental Health Care in the U.S. And Around the World

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As a child, Francine Conway often walked down dirt roads in Guyana to fetch water and wash clothes in a river. Today, she is the first African-American dean of one of the world’s leading professional schools of psychology: the Graduate School of...
24-Jul-2017 12:00 AM EDT

Tallying the Social Cost of Climate-Changing Carbon Dioxide

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A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine committee today released a report aimed at ensuring that estimates of the social cost of carbon dioxide used by the U.S. government keep reflecting state-of-the-art science and evidence....
11-Jan-2017 1:00 PM EST

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiving Tips for the Holidays

An expert at Rutgers University’s Care2Caregivers helpline shares tips on how families can celebrate the holidays with loved ones suffering from an illness that affects memory
15-Dec-2016 5:05 PM EST

Frequent Flyer Seeks to Improve Global Health

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Mark Gregory Robson has been on a global health crusade for decades. The Rutgers professor has spent countless hours in Thailand, the Philippines, Liberia and other countries working on pesticide issues, education and training. He is Board of...
10-Nov-2016 9:00 AM EST

Burning Fossil Fuels Poses Existential Threat to Earth

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Burning coal for electricity is in decline, while the use of natural gas, solar and wind power are on the rise. But how close are we to creating a clean energy economy to help protect our planet from the impacts of climate change? Rutgers Today...
27-Oct-2016 10:15 AM EDT

How to Talk with Kids About Traumatic Events

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In the wake of the recent terror events, a Rutgers expert discusses how to discuss violence-related fears with young children and warning signs to anticipate.
22-Sep-2016 10:00 AM EDT

Meet Rutgers’ RADICAL Supercomputing Guru

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Shantenu Jha is a RADICAL man. Jha and his RADICAL (Rutgers Advanced Distributed Cyberinfrastructure and Applications Laboratory) team operate at the crossroads of computing and science, and their work has benefited research in the molecular...
22-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT

Are Daily Fantasy Sports Gambling? You Bet! Says Rutgers Gambling Expert. And the Future Legalization of Sports Betting May Be Their Biggest Wager

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Fantasy sports look a lot like sports betting when you look at the way Internet sites have changed the game entirely, and the billions they are making in the process.
8-Dec-2015 9:05 AM EST

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