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Released: 8-Mar-2019 11:05 PM EST
Smokers Often Misunderstand Health Risks of Smokeless Tobacco Product, Rutgers Study Finds
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

“Snus” may be less harmful for smokers unable or unwilling to quit tobacco

Newswise: Spirit Halloween Donates $73,763 to K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital
Released: 4-Mar-2019 3:30 PM EST
Spirit Halloween Donates $73,763 to K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital
Hackensack Meridian Health

Spirit of Children program supports Child Life program to benefit hospitalized children along the Jersey Shore.

Newswise: Excellence in Respiratory Care at Jersey Shore University Medical Center Garners National Attention
Released: 4-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EST
Excellence in Respiratory Care at Jersey Shore University Medical Center Garners National Attention
Hackensack Meridian Health

Jersey Shore University Medical Center is one of 16 hospitals in the nation to earn AARC Apex Recognition Award.

Newswise: Jersey Shore University Medical Center Receives Behavioral Health Home Certification from The Joint Commission
Released: 4-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EST
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Receives Behavioral Health Home Certification from The Joint Commission
Hackensack Meridian Health

Behavioral Health program at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center goes above and beyond standard accreditation to care for those with behavioral health conditions as well as chronic medical conditions.

Newswise: CAR-T Cell Therapy Available at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Released: 4-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EST
CAR-T Cell Therapy Available at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Those with B-cell lymphomas that do not respond to standard therapies now have another treatment option in New Jersey, as CAR-T cell therapy is now being offered at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, in conjunction with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Newswise: Researchers Find Potential New Source of Rare Earth Elements
Released: 4-Mar-2019 6:00 AM EST
Researchers Find Potential New Source of Rare Earth Elements
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Researchers have found a possible new source of rare earth elements – phosphate rock waste – and an environmentally friendly way to get them out, according to a study published in The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics. The approach could benefit clean energy technology, according to researchers at Rutgers University–New Brunswick and other members of the Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy effort aimed at bolstering U.S. supply chains for materials important to clean energy.

Newswise: “Top 10 Trends in Health Economics and Outcomes Research” Webinar Announced
Released: 4-Mar-2019 5:05 AM EST
“Top 10 Trends in Health Economics and Outcomes Research” Webinar Announced
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR—the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announced a new webinar on the "ISPOR 2019 Top 10 HEOR Trends" report. The free webinar will be held on March 22, 2019 and is open to both ISPOR members and non-members.

Newswise: Smokers Often Misunderstand Health Risks of Smokeless Tobacco Product, Rutgers Study Finds
Released: 3-Mar-2019 11:05 PM EST
Smokers Often Misunderstand Health Risks of Smokeless Tobacco Product, Rutgers Study Finds
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

“Snus” may be less harmful for smokers unable or unwilling to quit tobacco

Newswise: Climate Change Shrinks Many Fisheries Globally, Rutgers-Led Study Finds
Released: 1-Mar-2019 12:50 PM EST
Climate Change Shrinks Many Fisheries Globally, Rutgers-Led Study Finds
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Climate change has taken a toll on many of the world’s fisheries, and overfishing has magnified the problem, according to a Rutgers-led study in the journal Science today.

Released: 26-Feb-2019 5:05 PM EST
How Young Adults Experience Pain Affects Self-Injury, Rutgers Study Finds
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Study shows that young adults may hurt themselves on purpose, specifically to feel physical pain

Newswise: Where Sci-Fi Meets Haute Couture for Rutgers Costume Design Students
Released: 26-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
Where Sci-Fi Meets Haute Couture for Rutgers Costume Design Students
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Mio Gubernic, costume designer for Madonna, Katy Perry, Saturday Night Live and Batman’s nemesis Bane, is training Rutgers students to create wearable art through the technology of thermoplastics at Rutgers–New Brunswick.

Released: 26-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Drug Interactions in ER’s Common but Preventable, Rutgers Study Finds
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

In a recent Rutgers study, 38 percent of patients discharged from the emergency department had at least one drug interaction resulting from a newly prescribed medicine.

Newswise: Exposing Flaws in Metrics for User Login Systems
Released: 26-Feb-2019 6:00 AM EST
Exposing Flaws in Metrics for User Login Systems
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

How good is the research on the success or failure of the system that verifies your identity when you log into a computer, smartphone or other device? Chances are it’s not good, and that’s a major security and privacy issue that should be fixed, according to a Rutgers University–New Brunswick study that proposes a novel solution.

Newswise: Coriell Institute for Medical Research Expands Leadership Team, Announces New Hires
22-Feb-2019 1:40 PM EST
Coriell Institute for Medical Research Expands Leadership Team, Announces New Hires
Coriell Institute for Medical Research

The Coriell Institute for Medical Research today announced it is expanding its leadership team by welcoming two skilled scientists to fill two new roles. Jaroslav Jelinek, M.D., Ph.D., will serve as the Institute’s new Chief Research Officer and Jozef Madzo, Ph.D., will join the Institute as its new Director of Bioinformatics. Both are scheduled to start on Feb. 28.

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Released: 21-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
From New Jersey Railways to Outer Space, Rutgers Student Helps NASA Discover Planets
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Student Pedro Gerum recently landed an internship at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California, where he will be working on the agency’s TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) mission to help discover exoplanets.

Newswise: Fruit Fly Wing Research Reshapes Understanding of How Organs Form
Released: 21-Feb-2019 11:00 AM EST
Fruit Fly Wing Research Reshapes Understanding of How Organs Form
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

How do fruit flies grow their wings? Rutgers scientists discovered a surprising answer that could one day help diagnose and treat human genetic diseases. Even when scientists manipulate cells to change how they divide, the shape of a fruit fly’s wing remains the same. The discovery changes the scientific understanding of how organs form, according to a Rutgers University–New Brunswick study in Current Biology.

Newswise: Learn what one hospital in New Jersey is using to break new ground in non-surgical dialysis care
Released: 21-Feb-2019 9:20 AM EST
Learn what one hospital in New Jersey is using to break new ground in non-surgical dialysis care
Atlantic Health System

The WavelinQ uses radio frequency (RF), to create the connection between a vein and artery, called a fistula, which is an important step in dialysis treatment for patients. This endo-AVF (arteriovenous fistula) procedure marks the first major advancement in fistula creation in the last 50 years.

Newswise: Protecting Small Forests Fails to Protect Bird Biodiversity
Released: 20-Feb-2019 8:20 AM EST
Protecting Small Forests Fails to Protect Bird Biodiversity
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Simply protecting small forests will not maintain the diversity of the birds they support over the long run, a Rutgers-led study says. Forests need to be carefully monitored and managed to maintain their ecological integrity.

Newswise: Why North Carolinian boats are fishing off New Jersey's coast -- and how a CSF might help
Released: 19-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
Why North Carolinian boats are fishing off New Jersey's coast -- and how a CSF might help
Princeton University

As the oceans warm in response to climate change, fishing boats in the Mid-Atlantic that focus on only one or two species of fish are traveling more than 250 miles farther north than they did 20 years ago, while others catching a wide diversity of species have not changed fishing location, reported Talia Young, a postdoctoral research associate in ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton.

Released: 19-Feb-2019 9:30 AM EST
Single Mothers Spend More on Children’s Health in Hard Times
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

When money is tight, single mothers spend more of their health care dollars on their children than themselves, while two-parent families are less likely to make changes, according to a Rutgers study.

Newswise: Exotic Spiraling Electrons Discovered by Physicists
Released: 18-Feb-2019 3:00 PM EST
Exotic Spiraling Electrons Discovered by Physicists
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers and other physicists have discovered an exotic form of electrons that spin like planets and could lead to advances in lighting, solar cells, lasers and electronic displays. It’s called a “chiral surface exciton,” and it consists of particles and anti-particles bound togeth-er and swirling around each other on the surface of solids, according to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Released: 18-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Prevention, Treatment Efforts Reduce HIV Infection among Transgender Women
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Programs to prevent HIV in transgender women are helping to lower the rate of new infection but better care and treatment of this vulnerable population is still needed, especially among those of lower income or people of color, according to a new Rutgers study.

Newswise: Confirming a little-understood source of the process behind northern lights and the formation of stars
Released: 18-Feb-2019 9:40 AM EST
Confirming a little-understood source of the process behind northern lights and the formation of stars
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Feature describes the first fully kinetic model of plasma particles showing that fast reconnection can indeed occur in partially ionized plasma.

Newswise: Cost-Effectiveness Opinions by French National Health Authority Improved Pricing Decisions
Released: 18-Feb-2019 3:35 AM EST
Cost-Effectiveness Opinions by French National Health Authority Improved Pricing Decisions
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR, announced the publication of new research showing that the use of cost-effectiveness opinions issued by the French National Health Authority improved the information available to support the pricing decisions for new hepatitis C drugs.

Released: 17-Feb-2019 11:05 PM EST
Heavy Smoking Can Damage Vision, Rutgers Researcher Finds
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day can damage your vision, a study co-authored by a Rutgers researcher finds.

Released: 14-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
SAVE THE DATE: American Neurological Association announces key science to be presented at 144th Annual Meeting October 13-15, 2019 in St. Louis
American Neurological Association (ANA)

The American Neurological Association (ANA), the professional organization representing the nation’s top academic neurologists and neuroscientists, has announced the key areas of science to be explored at its 144th Annual Meeting, October 13-15, 2019 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand.

Newswise: Lymph Node Removal Procedure as First-Line Treatment for Testicular Seminoma Associated with Favorable Survival Rates
Released: 12-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Lymph Node Removal Procedure as First-Line Treatment for Testicular Seminoma Associated with Favorable Survival Rates
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Investigators at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey have found that a surgical procedure, when used as a first-line therapy for a form of testicular cancer known as seminoma, is associated with favorable survival rates.

Newswise: Learn How Hospitals Get Rated in the Top 1-2% in Clinical Quality – From the Only Two to Do It in New Jersey
Released: 12-Feb-2019 8:35 AM EST
Learn How Hospitals Get Rated in the Top 1-2% in Clinical Quality – From the Only Two to Do It in New Jersey
Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center were the only hospitals in New Jersey to achieve America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ and America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ from Healthgrades, respectively.

Released: 12-Feb-2019 8:30 AM EST
Global Experts Call for Robust Approaches to Measure Adherence to Complex Medication Regimens
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR, announced the publication of new research suggesting that there is no standardized method to measure adherence to multiple medications (MMA), nor is there agreement between researchers on how to use a specific existing measure to calculate MMA.

Newswise: Paying Low-Income Smokers to Quit? New Study Shows Financial Incentives for Tobacco Quit Phone Line Engagement Are Cost-Effective
Released: 12-Feb-2019 8:15 AM EST
Paying Low-Income Smokers to Quit? New Study Shows Financial Incentives for Tobacco Quit Phone Line Engagement Are Cost-Effective
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR, announced the publication of new research showing that the use of financial incentives to encourage engagement with tobacco quit line treatment is a cost-effective option to enhance smoking cessation rates for low-income smokers.

Released: 11-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Community-Based Exercise Programs Provide Valuable Support for Cancer Survivors
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Community-based exercise programs can improve physical fitness and quality of life for people with cancer, a Rutgers study finds.

Newswise: “Medical Nutrition” Is Poorly Defined, Insufficiently Assessed
Released: 11-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
“Medical Nutrition” Is Poorly Defined, Insufficiently Assessed
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR announced the publication of a scoping review showing that “medical nutrition” terminology is not consistently defined, relevant European and US regulations are infrequently cited, and economic evaluations are infrequently conducted. The report was published in Value in Health.

Released: 11-Feb-2019 1:05 AM EST
Facial Trauma Malpractice Lawsuits Favor Physicians, Rutgers Study Finds
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Southern courts favor physicians in malpractice lawsuits over facial trauma treatment, while courts in the Midwest favor patients, according to a Rutgers study. The study, which was published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, is the first to explore facial trauma litigation. It also found that outcomes in facial trauma lawsuits generally favor physicians, with nearly three-fourths of cases being dismissed before trial.

Newswise: Scientists Discover Genes that Help Harmful Bacteria Thwart Treatment
Released: 8-Feb-2019 5:00 AM EST
Scientists Discover Genes that Help Harmful Bacteria Thwart Treatment
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers-led team has discovered two genes that make some strains of harmful Staphyloccocus bacteria resistant to treatment by copper, a potent and frequently used antibacterial agent. The discovery shows that Staphyloccocus aureus can acquire additional genes that promote infections and antibacterial resistance and may open new paths for the development of antibacterial drugs, according to a study in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Newswise: Jersey Shore University Medical Center Launches High Risk Genetics Clinic Targeting Cancer Risk Assessment
Released: 6-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Launches High Risk Genetics Clinic Targeting Cancer Risk Assessment
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center now offers one of the only comprehensive High Risk Genetics Clinics in the region. The clinic provides support for men, women and families who are predisposed to cancer causing genes, or are currently living with cancer.

Newswise: ISPOR Warsaw 2019 Announced for 27-28 March
Released: 5-Feb-2019 1:50 AM EST
ISPOR Warsaw 2019 Announced for 27-28 March
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR—professional society for health economics and outcomes research—announced a new regional conference, ISPOR Warsaw 2019, scheduled for 27-28 March 2019 in Warsaw, Poland.

Released: 4-Feb-2019 11:05 PM EST
Mother’s Age, Race, Weight Affect Hormone Concentrations in Pregnancy, Rutgers Study Finds
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Mother’s Age, Race, Weight Affect Hormone Concentrations in Pregnancy, Rutgers Study Finds

Newswise: Structure of Virus That Infects Bacteria in Hot Springs is Revealed
Released: 4-Feb-2019 3:00 PM EST
Structure of Virus That Infects Bacteria in Hot Springs is Revealed
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Scientists have revealed the structure of a virus infecting bacteria that thrive in 160-degree hot springs in places like Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. The discovery could lead to better targeted delivery of drugs into cells and new DNA sequencing technology, according to a study by Rutgers and other scientists in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Newswise: MERMAIDs reveal secrets from below the ocean floor
Released: 4-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
MERMAIDs reveal secrets from below the ocean floor
Princeton University

Seismologists use waves generated by earthquakes to scan the interior of our planet, much like doctors image their patients using medical tomography. Earth imaging has helped us track down the deep origins of volcanic islands such as Hawaii, and identify the source zones of deep earthquakes.

Released: 4-Feb-2019 3:05 AM EST
Rutgers Study Finds Rise in Overdoses from Opioids in Diarrhea Drug
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Study Finds Rise in Overdoses from Opioids in Diarrhea Drug

Newswise: Shopping for fitness wearables? Study says it's the information that motivates, not the device
Released: 1-Feb-2019 1:30 PM EST
Shopping for fitness wearables? Study says it's the information that motivates, not the device
Atlantic Health System

Researchers at Atlantic Sports Health found people using wearable fitness trackers mere more motivated when they had access to the information they provide, not just from wearing the device.

Released: 31-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
German Electrochemists Publish Open Access: TIB Promotes Open Access Transition in the Field of Electrochemistry
The Electrochemical Society

Pennington, NJ – (January 31, 2019) – Since 2018, all the members of the German consortium of The Electrochemical Society (ECS) led by the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) – German National Library of Science and Technology have benefited from a special publishing option: ECS grants all institutions participating in its program an unlimited number of article processing charge (APC) credits.

Released: 30-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST
South Asians at Risk for Tuberculosis Often Are Not Tested
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Many South Asian immigrants from countries where tuberculosis (TB) is common do not get tested even though they are at high risk for developing the disease, according to a recent study by Rutgers University and St. Peter’s University Hospital.

Released: 30-Jan-2019 10:35 AM EST
Extremely High Blood Pressure in African-Americans is Five Times the National Average
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Extremely high blood pressure that leads to strokes, heart attacks and acute kidney damage, classified as hypertensive emergency, is five times higher in inner-city African-American patients than the national average, according to a recent study co-lead by a Rutgers researcher.


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