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A Lethal Virus More Threatening to Public Health Than Ebola

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With Americans on edge about the potential spread of Ebola, it is easy to overlook another virus to which we have long been accustomed – influenza. According to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu takes...
27-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

From Rock-'n'-Roller to Biomedical Scientist

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When Tom Stratton was a college sophomore in 2004, his indie-rock band, Socratic, did a show in Los Angeles, and a record company offered them a contract that night. He left school, played drums and guitar on tour in Asia and Australia and...
24-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Why Storytelling Matters

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Rutgers University students study the way stories are told to better understand the truth behind the messages.
20-Oct-2014 9:30 AM EDT

Data Sharing in Pharmaceutical Industry Shows Progress

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A paper being published today outlines developments in a system launched last year to allow pharmaceutical firms to share their clinical trials data for new drugs with outside investigators. Brian Strom, a co-author and the chair of the system's...
15-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

New MCAT Fuels Anxiety for Medical School Applicants

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Every 20 years the MCAT undergoes a comprehensive review and overhaul. The latest changes in the test, which take effect next April, will include a new section that reflects a growing sense within the medical profession that doctors who are...
15-Oct-2014 12:25 PM EDT

Insider Art: Why Should the Public Care About Art Created in Prison?

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An international conference hosted by Rutgers Institute for Research on Women shows how inmates are reclaiming their identity and expressing their humanity through art.
6-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Attacking Type 2 Diabetes From a New Direction with Encouraging Results

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New research led by Victor Shengkan Jin of Rutgers University shows promising evidence that a modified form of the drug niclosamide – now used to eliminate intestinal parasites – may hold the key to battling type 2 diabetes at its source.
3-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Improving Babies’ Language Skills Before They’re Even Old Enough to Speak

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In the first months of life, when babies begin to distinguish sounds that make up language from all the other sounds in the world, they can be trained to more effectively recognize which sounds “might” be language, accelerating the development...
26-Sep-2014 9:55 AM EDT

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An Update on Bacterial Meningitis and Other Important Vaccine News

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With school underway and flu season not far behind, vaccinations are on people’s minds again, or at least they should be – according to experts such as George DiFerdinando Jr. who keep track of how disease spreads and the best ways to prevent...
18-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

As Ebola Rages, Controlling the Deadly Spread

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As the out-of-control Ebola epidemic continues, an infectious disease physician and a medical historian -- both at Rutgers University -- discuss the risk for Americans, lessons from medical history, and treating people already at risk.
25-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

My Two Dads: Does Gender Matter When Raising Children?

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In a book published this month, a Rutgers law professor examines what makes a good parent and how marriage equality improves the welfare of children of same-sex couples
4-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Hot Topic: A Potentially Deadly Virus Comes to the U.S.

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Physician and infectious disease researcher Nila Dharan of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School discusses the deadly virus MERS and what people can do to protect themselves.
23-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Expert Available for Supreme Court Decision on Gene Patenting

13-Jun-2013 1:00 PM EDT

First Heat Wave of Season Puts Elderly at Risk

Heat-related illnesses disproportionately affect the elderly and the first heatwave of the season can have a particularly acute impact. A geriatrician explains why and lists steps to keep elderly neighbors and relatives safe.
28-May-2013 5:00 PM EDT

Expert Urges National Dialogue to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

To help children avoid the physical and mental consequences of sexual abuse, an internationally known child advocate and expert in prevention and treatment provides personal space and privacy messages pediatricians and parents can use.
8-Feb-2013 10:45 AM EST

Children, Teens at Risk for Lasting Emotional Impact From Hurricane Sandy

The unseen emotional aftershocks of Hurricane Sandy may linger for children who were in the storm's path. A noted psychologist discusses why children may experience PTSD and how parents and caregivers can help.
6-Nov-2012 10:25 AM EST

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