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Giving a Voice to Mental Illness


A unique group at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care empowers people to overcome the stigma surrounding mental health conditions
16-Oct-2017 1:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Empowering Bystanders to Act as First Responders


Rutgers trauma physicians are training the public to stop blood loss – and save lives – during emergencies
9-Oct-2017 1:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Large Volcanic Eruptions in Tropics Can Trigger El Niño Events


Explosive volcanic eruptions in the tropics can lead to El Niño events, those notorious warming periods in the Pacific Ocean with dramatic global impacts on the climate, according to a new study.
3-Oct-2017 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Sea of Spinning Electrons


Picture two schools of fish swimming in clockwise and counterclockwise circles. It’s enough to make your head spin, and now scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the University of Florida have discovered the “chiral spin mode” –...
2-Oct-2017 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Concussions May Affect Women Differently Than Men


Rutgers researchers are at the forefront of examining concussions’ effect on female athletes and how psychological health impacts recovery time
29-Sep-2017 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Improving Military Readiness Through Nutrition


A Rutgers graduate overcomes educational challenges to tackle nutritional issues facing Army personnel
26-Sep-2017 2:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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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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