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Deep Roots in Plants Driven by Soil Hydrology


Searching for water, some tree roots probe hundreds of feet deep and many trees send roots through cracks in rocks, according to a new study led by a Rutgers University-New Brunswick professor. Moreover, the depth of plant roots, which varies...
15-Sep-2017 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Fat-Regulating Enzyme Could Hold the Key to Obesity, Diabetes, Cancer, Other Diseases


It had already been known that the enzyme known as phosphatidic acid phosphatase plays a crucial role in regulating the amount of fat in the human body. Controlling it is therefore of interest in the fight against obesity. But scientists at Rutgers...
18-Sep-2017 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Using Improv to Boost Confidence, Improve Mental Health


A Rutgers public health student puts his acting skills into play to help people with mental illness and substance use disorders overcome anxiety and communicate more effectively
11-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Acting Like a Muscle, Nano-Sized Device Lifts 165 Times its Own Weight


Rutgers University-New Brunswick engineers have discovered a simple, economical way to make a nano-sized device that can match the friendly neighborhood Avenger, on a much smaller scale. Their creation weighs 1.6 milligrams (about as much as five...
29-Aug-2017 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Marijuana Legalization Health Effects on Teens and Young Adults

A Rutgers psychiatrist discusses how states can minimize the health risks to young people when considering marijuana legalization
21-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Defeating Cyberattacks on 3D Printers


With cyberattacks on 3D printers likely to threaten health and safety, researchers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Georgia Institute of Technology have developed novel methods to combat them, according to a groundbreaking study.
14-Aug-2017 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Improving Nursing Home Care for People with Dementia


Rutgers and Duke University professors explore how to improve care and reduce the use of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes
15-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Solar Eclipse to Astonish New Jersey and the U.S. On August 21


Americans will be treated to a spectacular total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 in an approximately 70-mile-wide zone stretching from the Northwest to the Southeast. In New Jersey, a partial eclipse will begin at about 1:20 p.m., peak at about 2:45 p.m....
14-Aug-2017 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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