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Released: 21-Nov-2019 2:55 PM EST
Turkey Drop: When Thanksgiving Break Turns Into a Break Up
Rutgers University

Rutgers experts offer tips to prepare parents and students for the emotional fall out that can follow this first semester rite of passage some experience.

Released: 15-Nov-2019 2:20 AM EST
Rutgers Experts Available to Speak on Santa Clarita, CA, School Shooting
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Paul Boxer is an expert on the development and management of aggressive behavior and director of the External Center on Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice at Rutgers University-Newark. Stephanie Bonne is assistant professor of surgery at New Jersey Medical School and director of the Hospital Violence Intervention Program at University Hospital in Newark, where she is a trauma surgeon and regularly treats gun-shot victims.

Newswise: Rutgers Native American Experts Weigh in on Columbus Day vs. Indigenous Peoples Day Debate
Released: 11-Oct-2019 10:20 AM EDT
Rutgers Native American Experts Weigh in on Columbus Day vs. Indigenous Peoples Day Debate
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Camilla Townsend, a history professor in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University-New Brunswick whose research focuses on the relationship between indigenous people and Europeans throughout the Americas, says there is room for both holidays.

Released: 7-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Rutgers Expert Can Discuss Amber Guyger’s Controversial Hug
Rutgers University

The gesture toward the former Dallas police officer sentenced to 10 years in prison for murdering a black man in his own apartment has sparked controversy over compassion in the courtroom. What are the limits? Who is on the receiving end? And why? Rutgers-Newark School of Criminal Justice Professor and former Chief Judge in Newark Municipal Court Victoria Pratt is available to offer perspective.

Newswise: Rutgers expert school violence prevention weighs in on whether beefed up security measures keep kids safe.
Released: 3-Sep-2019 11:20 AM EDT
Rutgers expert school violence prevention weighs in on whether beefed up security measures keep kids safe.
Rutgers University

Do bulletproof backpacks, lobbies, metal detectors, cameras, guards and other beefed up security measures in response to previous school shootings protect our students from school violence? We spoke with Matthew Mayer, associate professor with the Rutgers-New Brunswick Graduate School of Education, whose research focuses on school violence prevention and promoting safe and productive schools, to find out.

Released: 27-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
The Jed Foundation and Tyler Clementi Center Join to Support Emotional Well-Being and Mental Health of LGBTQ+ College Students
Rutgers University

Working in tandem, the Tyler Clementi Center and JED will develop a “toolkit” – the first of its kind in the country – to better guide the higher education community and improve the college experience and mental health outcomes for queer- and trans-spectrum college students.

Newswise: Rutgers University Commencement Speaker Roundup
Released: 10-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Rutgers University Commencement Speaker Roundup
Rutgers University

Rutgers names commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients for all locations, including Super Bowl LIII champions Jason McCourty and Devin McCourty, Merck CEO Kenneth C. Frazier and scholar Dorothy Roberts.

Released: 21-Mar-2019 1:30 PM EDT
What Changes in the Tax Code Mean for New Jersey
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Jay Soled, a professor and director of the Master of Accountancy in Taxation Program at Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, explains what returns New Jersey taxpayers can expect.

Released: 15-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Rutgers Law Professor Available to Comment on New Zealand Mosque Shootings
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PROFESSOR SAHAR AZIZ of Rutgers Law School, an expert on national security and civil rights with a focus on the impact of Muslim, Arab, and South Asian diasporas in the West is available today to talk about the mosque shootings in New Zealand.

Newswise: We Are Not Hardwired to Go to War
Released: 7-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST
We Are Not Hardwired to Go to War
Rutgers University

Anthropology professor R. Brian Ferguson's new research counters what many scientists and scholars have long believed: that brutal, bloodthirsty behavior is part of our DNA. Ferguson argues, however, that there is no scientific proof that we have an inherent propensity to take up arms and collectively kill.

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Released: 27-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT
"They have been seared into my memory." Research by Rutgers psychologist Tracey Shors addresses Christine Blasey Ford's testimony detailing alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh
Rutgers University

Christine Blasey Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee today that she "will never forget" the key details of her alleged assault by Brett Kavanaugh, because "they have been seared into my memory."

Newswise: Sexual Violence Haunts Women With Vivid Memories Years Later
Released: 6-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Sexual Violence Haunts Women With Vivid Memories Years Later
Rutgers University

Women who suffered from sexual violence, even those who were not diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), had more intense memories – even years after the violence occurred – that are difficult, if not impossible to forget., according to a new Rutgers University–New Brunswick study.

Newswise: Bad Policing, Bad Law, not ‘Bad Apples,’ Behind Disproportionate Killing of Black Men by Police
Released: 9-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT
Bad Policing, Bad Law, not ‘Bad Apples,’ Behind Disproportionate Killing of Black Men by Police
Rutgers University

Killings of unarmed black men by white police officers across the nation have garnered massive media attention in recent years, raising the question: Do white law enforcement officers target minority suspects?

Newswise: Meditation and Aerobic Exercise Help Women Recover After Sexual Assault
Released: 2-May-2018 12:45 PM EDT
Meditation and Aerobic Exercise Help Women Recover After Sexual Assault
Rutgers University

The #MeToo movement has shed light on our culture's history of sexual violence and harassment. But what is being done to help women heal? New research from Rutgers' Tracey Shors found that women who are sexually assaulted and suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can learn to decrease negative thoughts and enhance self-worth by a combination of meditation and aerobic exercise.

Newswise: New Lyme Disease Tests Could Offer Quicker, More Accurate Detection
Released: 25-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT
New Lyme Disease Tests Could Offer Quicker, More Accurate Detection
Rutgers University

Scientists from Rutgers, Harvard and Yale universities say new diagnostic methods offer a better chance for more accurate detection of the infection from the Lyme bacteria.Improved tests will allow for earlier diagnosis, which should improve patient outcomes.

Newswise: New Drug Therapy Could Lead to More Effective Treatment for Millions With Asthma
Released: 23-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT
New Drug Therapy Could Lead to More Effective Treatment for Millions With Asthma
Rutgers University

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and collaborators from Shanghai University in China examined more than 6,000 compounds and identified a drug that relaxes the muscles and opens the airways, allowing those with asthma to breathe. Find out why this new therapy might give people a better option and new hope.

Released: 15-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST
How to Talk with Kids About Traumatic Events
Rutgers University

An expert from Rutgers’ Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth discusses warning signs and how to address violence-related fears in children nationwide in the aftermath of the recent school shootings

Newswise: Love and Courtship in the Digital Age
Released: 13-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST
Love and Courtship in the Digital Age
Rutgers University

More than 20 years later, platforms for pairing up – and the attitudes toward those who use them – have changed considerably. But is the proliferation of dating sites and mobile apps altering our courtship experiences and long-term relationships? Rutgers relationship experts weigh in.

Newswise: Taking Public Health to City Streets
Released: 12-Feb-2018 3:05 AM EST
Taking Public Health to City Streets
Rutgers University

A new Rutgers School of Public Health program focuses on urban issues to curb epidemics and evoke policy change

Newswise: U.S. and Canada to Ban Trans Fats This Year; Research on How This Effects Cardiovascular Health
Released: 7-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST
U.S. and Canada to Ban Trans Fats This Year; Research on How This Effects Cardiovascular Health
Rutgers University

Shauna Downs, Assistant Professor, Rutgers School of Public Health, is available for interviews on how this impending ban will affect cardiovascular health in residents of North America.

Newswise: Once Homeless, Rutgers Student Becomes a National Science Scholar
Released: 1-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST
Once Homeless, Rutgers Student Becomes a National Science Scholar
Rutgers University

Karina Pizzelanti studies medical lab science at Rutgers School of Health Professions

Newswise: Steven R. Brant Sheds Light on the Genetics of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Released: 31-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST
Steven R. Brant Sheds Light on the Genetics of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Rutgers University

Brant’s hire establishes Rutgers as one of the six IBD Genetics Consortium centers.

Newswise: Flu Season: How to Stay Healthy
Released: 17-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST
Flu Season: How to Stay Healthy
Rutgers University

A Rutgers medical expert explains why this year’s flu season is so fierce and how you can protect yourself

Newswise: Rutgers Names New Director for Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
Released: 17-Jan-2018 9:00 AM EST
Rutgers Names New Director for Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
Rutgers University

XinQi Dong, the inaugural Henry Rutgers Professor of Population Health Sciences, is an international advocate for advancing population health issues in under-represented communities

Released: 5-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST
Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning During Winter Months
Rutgers University

Poison control experts offer advice on carbon monoxide safety after death and multiple illnesses in New Jersey

Newswise: Telemedicine Helps Pediatricians Better Identify Mental Illness in Children
Released: 3-Jan-2018 12:05 AM EST
Telemedicine Helps Pediatricians Better Identify Mental Illness in Children
Rutgers University

Rutgers partners with pediatricians to improve care for emotional, behavioral disorders

Released: 12-Dec-2017 1:05 AM EST
Is Your Salon Making You Sick?
Rutgers University

Toxic Chemicals in Salons, Lack of Education Lead to Adverse Health Effects

Released: 5-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST
Vets4Warriors Announces Collaboration with Cohen Veterans Network
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Vets4Warriors Announces Collaboration with Cohen Veterans Network

Released: 28-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EST
Preventing HIV: Rutgers Experts Raise Awareness of Treatment
Rutgers University

Health officials are urging people at risk for HIV to take a daily pill that provides near-total protection against transmission

Newswise: Lead Poisoning a Risk at Indoor Firing Ranges
Released: 22-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST
Lead Poisoning a Risk at Indoor Firing Ranges
Rutgers University

New Jersey Poison Control director Diane Calello warns of health dangers to hobby shooters, employees, law enforcement officers and their families

Newswise: Rutgers Names New Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Institute Director
Released: 16-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST
Rutgers Names New Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Institute Director
Rutgers University

Helmut Zarbl will link the institute with the university’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, promote collaboration between education and research

Newswise: New Research Center Brings More Clinical Trials to Rutgers
Released: 2-Nov-2017 1:05 AM EDT
New Research Center Brings More Clinical Trials to Rutgers
Rutgers University

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s Adult Clinical Research Center opens in a new space with the goal of doubling study volume in three years

Newswise: Rutgers-Led Research Could Revolutionize Nuclear Waste Reprocessing and Save Money
Released: 1-Nov-2017 12:00 AM EDT
Rutgers-Led Research Could Revolutionize Nuclear Waste Reprocessing and Save Money
Rutgers University

Seeking a better way to capture radioactive iodides in spent nuclear reactor fuel, Rutgers–New Brunswick scientists have developed an extremely efficient “molecular trap” that can be recycled and reused. The trap is like a tiny, porous super-sponge. The internal surface area of just one gram of this material could stretch out to cover five 94-by-50-foot basketball courts, or 23,500 square feet. And, once caught inside, radioactive iodides will remain trapped for eons.

Released: 31-Oct-2017 4:05 AM EDT
Helping Clinicians Curb the Opioid Crisis
Rutgers University

Clinicians are on the front line of detecting opioid addiction – but need to be better trained on treatment solutions

Newswise: Good Vibrations: Smart Access to Homes and Cars Using Fingers
Released: 30-Oct-2017 12:00 AM EDT
Good Vibrations: Smart Access to Homes and Cars Using Fingers
Rutgers University

“Good, good, good, good vibrations” goes the catchy Beach Boys song, a big hit in 1966 and beyond. Now Rutgers engineers have created VibWrite, a smart access system that senses finger vibrations to verify users. The low-cost security system could eventually be used to gain access to homes, apartment buildings, cars, appliances – anything with a solid surface.

Newswise: Antibiotics From a ‘Molecular Pencil Sharpener’
Released: 24-Oct-2017 12:00 AM EDT
Antibiotics From a ‘Molecular Pencil Sharpener’
Rutgers University

Rutgers University–New Brunswick and other institutions have discovered a “molecular pencil sharpener” that chews away its outer coating to release a powerful antibiotic. Their discovery opens the door to finding new antibacterial agents and drugs to fight toxins.

23-Oct-2017 11:00 AM EDT
Rutgers Investigates Deadly Emerging Fungal Infection
Rutgers University

The difficult-to-identify, multidrug-resistant fungus is reported primarily in hospital patients in New Jersey and the New York City metropolitan area

Newswise: Taming ‘Wild’ Electrons in Graphene
Released: 23-Oct-2017 12:00 AM EDT
Taming ‘Wild’ Electrons in Graphene
Rutgers University

Graphene – a one-atom-thick layer of the stuff in pencils – is a better conductor than copper and is very promising for electronic devices, but with one catch: Electrons that move through it can’t be stopped. Until now, that is. Scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick have learned how to tame the unruly electrons in graphene, paving the way for the ultra-fast transport of electrons with low loss of energy in novel systems. Their study was published online in Nature Nanotechnology.

Newswise: Giving a Voice to Mental Illness
Released: 16-Oct-2017 1:05 AM EDT
Giving a Voice to Mental Illness
Rutgers University

A unique group at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care empowers people to overcome the stigma surrounding mental health conditions

Newswise: Empowering Bystanders to Act as First Responders
Released: 9-Oct-2017 1:05 AM EDT
Empowering Bystanders to Act as First Responders
Rutgers University

Rutgers trauma physicians are training the public to stop blood loss – and save lives – during emergencies

Newswise: Large Volcanic Eruptions in Tropics Can Trigger El Niño Events
Released: 3-Oct-2017 10:45 AM EDT
Large Volcanic Eruptions in Tropics Can Trigger El Niño Events
Rutgers University

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.

Newswise: A Sea of Spinning Electrons
Released: 2-Oct-2017 12:00 AM EDT
A Sea of Spinning Electrons
Rutgers University

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” – a sea of electrons spinning in opposing circles.

Newswise: Concussions May Affect Women Differently Than Men
Released: 29-Sep-2017 2:30 PM EDT
Concussions May Affect Women Differently Than Men
Rutgers University

Rutgers researchers are at the forefront of examining concussions’ effect on female athletes and how psychological health impacts recovery time

Newswise: Improving Military Readiness Through Nutrition
Released: 26-Sep-2017 2:05 AM EDT
Improving Military Readiness Through Nutrition
Rutgers University

A Rutgers graduate overcomes educational challenges to tackle nutritional issues facing Army personnel

Newswise: Deep Roots in Plants Driven by Soil Hydrology
15-Sep-2017 10:45 AM EDT
Deep Roots in Plants Driven by Soil Hydrology
Rutgers University

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 between species and soil conditions, will play a key role in plants’ adaptation to climate change, said Ying Fan Reinfelder, a professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Department of Environmental Sciences.

Newswise: A Fat-Regulating Enzyme Could Hold the Key to Obesity, Diabetes, Cancer, Other Diseases
Released: 18-Sep-2017 12:00 AM EDT
A Fat-Regulating Enzyme Could Hold the Key to Obesity, Diabetes, Cancer, Other Diseases
Rutgers University

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 University-New Brunswick have now found that getting rid of the enzyme entirely can increase the risk of cancer, inflammation and other ills. Their findings were published online in the Journal of Biological Chemistry last month.


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