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Study Discovers Novel Pathway for Parasite Invasion and Dissemination

Researchers in the Center for Immunity and Inflammation at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School describe a novel hybrid invasion pathway that starts with the host cell eating the Toxoplasma parasite which, in turn, escapes to form its own vacuolar...
4/16/2014 11:00 AM EDT

Preserving Patients’ Sanity in the Hospital


Faculty from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School are working to attack the problem of hospital-acquired delirium in the surgical intensive care unit. They are getting valuable assistance from Doctor of Physical Therapy students from Rutgers School of...
4/15/2014 9:35 AM EDT

Rutgers Medical Students Learn Terror Medicine


To raise awareness among future physicians, Leonard Cole of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School has designed a new two-week elective course called “Terror Medicine.” It includes sessions taught by experts in emergency medicine, surgery,...
4/7/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Hot Topic: Autism Prevalence Continues to Rise


According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the estimated prevalence of autism among 8-year-olds in New Jersey rose in the latest reporting year, 2010, to nearly 22 children per thousand, or approximately one child...
3/27/2014 12:55 PM EDT

Rutgers to Enhance Clinical Trial Access for New Jersey Cancer Patients


Cancer patients throughout New Jersey will have greater access to the latest generation of clinical trials, including several never offered before, as part of a research program funded by a $4.25 million federal grant whose two leading recipients...
3/26/2014 1:00 PM EDT

Exploring the Brain for Keys to Solving Parkinson’s Disease


For more than three decades, James Tepper of Rutgers University and his colleagues have added to understanding of the brain and its innermost workings by mapping the circuitry of the brain, much as explorers on ships added methodically to...
3/25/2014 9:45 AM EDT

Bioethics: A Growing Educational Imperative


Everyday doctors and health care workers are faced with ethical questions about patient care. They need to decide if doctors should place limits on therapies that cause pain and suffering and determine what to do when patients cannot make decisions...
3/14/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Immune Cells Need Each Other to Combat Deadly Lung-Invading Fungus

Although long recognized as an essential defense against the lung-invading fungus Asperfillus fumigatus, Neutrophils actually require a little help from fellow immune cells, according to a study by Amariliz Rivera, her colleagues at Rutgers New...
3/13/2014 11:00 AM EDT

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Expert Available for Supreme Court Decision on Gene Patenting

6/13/2013 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.
5/28/2013 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.
2/8/2013 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.
11/6/2012 10:25 AM EST

UMDNJ Expert Available on the Fungus Aspergillus

10/11/2012 11:20 AM EDT

UMDNJ's FXB Center Experts Showcase Its Success in Helping African Countries Stem HIV @ This Week's AIDS Conference

7/23/2012 10:00 AM EDT

Mental Health Expert to Comment on IL Woman Who Left Special Needs Child at TN Bar


7/12/2012 12:25 PM EDT

Bullying Can Be a Summertime Issue, Too

Bullying doesn't stop at the schoolyard gate. It happens wherever kids gather, including summer camp or online. Citing new CDC statistics, Dr. Jennifer Caudle of UMDNJ-SOM advises parents on helping kids cope with bullying.
7/5/2012 4:25 PM EDT

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