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Racial and Ethnic Stereotypes May Contribute to Obesity Among Minorities

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For members of minority groups, maintaining a healthy weight can be especially difficult according to new research led by Luis Rivera, an experimental social psychologist at Rutgers University-Newark. Rivera says it is common for minorities in...
25-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

A Grandmother’s Promise

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Watching her granddaughter’s fatal suffering from a rare disease turned Rutgers employee Cheryl Daniels into an advocate for a change in mandatory newborn screening laws.
25-Aug-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Bringing the Art Museum to the Classroom

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Students engage their creativity by exploring art and writing through an innovative partnership between Rutgers Zimmerli Art Museum and K-12 schools
14-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Working to Loosen the Grip of Severe Mental Illness

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In newly published research in the journal Neuron, Michael Cole of Rutgers has determined that the underlying brain architecture of a person at rest is basically the same as that of a person performing a variety of tasks. This is important to the...
9-Jul-2014 4:10 PM EDT

Lou Gehrig’s Sad Farewell and the Disease That Bears His Name

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On the Fourth of July 75 years ago, legendary first baseman Lou Gehrig – afflicted with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS – stepped to the microphone at Yankee Stadium and said goodbye to baseball. Read our Q & A with a Rutgers ALS expert...
30-Jun-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Identity Revealed of Man Who Took 445 Photobooth Portraits Over 30 Years

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In March, Rutgers Today reported on “445 Portraits of a Man,” a haunting collection of 445 photobooth images a single individual took of himself from the 1930s through the 1960s on exhibition at Rutgers University’s Zimmerli Art Museum in New...
16-Jun-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Tracy Morgan Crash: Drowsy Driving an Increasing Hazard Say Rutgers Medical Experts

Sleep deprivation can cause drivers to doze when they believe they are awake.
11-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Young Athletes Program a Win-Win for Kids with Special Needs

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A collaborative effort between Rutgers University and the Special Olympics helps young athletes achieve their dreams
30-May-2014 1:00 AM EDT

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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

UMDNJ Expert Available on the Fungus Aspergillus

11-Oct-2012 11:20 AM EDT

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