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Newswise: Two-Thirds of Adults Support Vaccination, National Survey Says
Released: 6-Aug-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Two-Thirds of Adults Support Vaccination, National Survey Says
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

When a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, 66 percent of adults are likely to get vaccinated, and have their children vaccinated as well, according to a new nationwide survey led by researchers from Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Northeastern, Harvard, and Northwestern universities.

Newswise: How Climate Change Affects Allergies, Immune Response and Autism
Released: 5-Aug-2020 1:05 PM EDT
How Climate Change Affects Allergies, Immune Response and Autism
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The changes in the environment and biodiversity brought on by climate change could be responsible for increases in allergies, autoimmune diseases and autism, according to a Rutgers researcher

Released: 30-Jul-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Group-Based Smoking Cessation Help U.S. Inmates Quit Tobacco
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Behavioral and nicotine replacement therapies offered together can help people who are incarcerated quit smoking, according to Rutgers researchers.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics Announces 2020-2021 Science and Politics Fellows
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics announced that seven scientists have been selected for the 2020-2021 cohort of Eagleton Science and Politics Fellows. Over the next year, the Eagleton Science Fellows will serve as full-time science advisors in New Jersey state government and will assist in the development and implementation of state policy for issues ranging from COVID-19 response, clean energy, education, mental health, and others.

Released: 29-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Negotiating with Your Kids
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The co-author of Negotiating at Home: Essential Steps for Reaching Agreement with Your Kid shares tips for managing tough conversations with children while at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Newswise: Indigenous People Vital for Understanding Environmental Change
Released: 29-Jul-2020 12:15 AM EDT
Indigenous People Vital for Understanding Environmental Change
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Grassroots knowledge from Indigenous people can help to map and monitor ecological changes and improve scientific studies, according to Rutgers-led research. The study, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, shows the importance of indigenous and local knowledge for monitoring ecosystem changes and managing ecosystems. The team collected more than 300 indicators developed by indigenous people to monitor ecosystem change, and most revealed negative trends, such as increased invasive species or changes in the health of wild animals. Such local knowledge influences decisions about where and how to hunt, benefits ecosystem management and is important for scientific monitoring at a global scale.

Newswise: Decline of Bees, Other Pollinators Threatens U.S. Crop Yields
Released: 28-Jul-2020 7:00 PM EDT
Decline of Bees, Other Pollinators Threatens U.S. Crop Yields
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Crop yields for apples, cherries and blueberries across the United States are being reduced by a lack of pollinators, according to Rutgers-led research, the most comprehensive study of its kind to date. Most of the world’s crops depend on honeybees and wild bees for pollination, so declines in both managed and wild bee populations raise concerns about food security, notes the study in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

Released: 28-Jul-2020 6:05 PM EDT
Antibiotics Use Early in Life Increases Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Later in Life
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Even short, single antibiotic courses given to young animals can predispose them to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) when they are older, according to Rutgers researchers.

Newswise: Seafood Products Made From Cells Should be Labeled Cell-Based
Released: 28-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Seafood Products Made From Cells Should be Labeled Cell-Based
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Companies seeking to commercialize seafood products made from the cells of fish or shellfish should use the term “cell-based” on product labels, according to a Rutgers study – the first of its kind – in the Journal of Food Science. Both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture require food products to have a “common or usual name” on their labels so consumers can make informed choices about what they’re purchasing.

Released: 24-Jul-2020 1:55 PM EDT
America’s Preschoolers Lose Important Learning Opportunities Due to Pandemic, Raising Concerns for the Future
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

America’s preschools schools failed to provide students adequate support after shutting down in-person instruction in March due to the coronavirus pandemic according to a nationwide survey by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education.

Released: 23-Jul-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Rutgers, DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences Announce Research Collaboration
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The Rutgers Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine and DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences have announced a new collaboration in the field of microbiome science they hope will improve cancer treatment.

Released: 21-Jul-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Tracking COVID-19 with a new app that assures user privacy
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A multi-disciplinary team of Rutgers professors have developed the COVIDNearby app that allows individuals to report coronavirus symptoms with an assurance of privacy.

Released: 21-Jul-2020 10:40 AM EDT
Fears of Coronavirus Flare-ups Dampening Economic Outlook, According to Rutgers Report
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The continued spike of COVID-19 throughout the country could short-circuit New Jersey’s recovery which began to rapidly rebound in May and June, according to a new Rutgers report.

Newswise: Geoengineering is Just a Partial Solution to Fight Climate Change
Released: 20-Jul-2020 6:00 AM EDT
Geoengineering is Just a Partial Solution to Fight Climate Change
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Could we create massive sulfuric acid clouds that limit global warming and help meet the 2015 Paris international climate goals, while reducing unintended impacts? Yes, in theory, according to a Rutgers co-authored study in the journal Earth System Dynamics. Spraying sulfur dioxide into the upper atmosphere at different locations, to form sulfuric acid clouds that block some solar radiation, could be adjusted every year to keep global warming at levels set in the Paris goals. Such technology is known as geoengineering or climate intervention.

Released: 16-Jul-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Publicizing Police Killings of Unarmed Black People Causes Emotional Trauma, Rutgers Study Finds
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers study finds majority of college students of color show symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after watching social media videos of unarmed Black men being killed by police.

Released: 16-Jul-2020 6:05 AM EDT
HIV Alone Not a Risk Factor for Cavities in Children
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Recent studies indicate HIV infection heightens the risk of dental cavities – but a Rutgers researcher has found evidence that the risk of cavities comes not from HIV itself but from a weakened immune system, which could be caused by other diseases.

Newswise: ‘Blinking” Crystals May Convert CO2 into Fuels
Released: 16-Jul-2020 6:00 AM EDT
‘Blinking” Crystals May Convert CO2 into Fuels
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Imagine tiny crystals that “blink” like fireflies and can convert carbon dioxide, a key cause of climate change, into fuels. A Rutgers-led team has created ultra-small titanium dioxide crystals that exhibit unusual “blinking” behavior and may help to produce methane and other fuels, according to a study in the journal Angewandte Chemie. The crystals, also known as nanoparticles, stay charged for a long time and could benefit efforts to develop quantum computers.

Released: 15-Jul-2020 4:30 PM EDT
COVID-19 Travel Patterns in New Jersey
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

At the height of the coronavirus shutdown in the spring, travel to more than 150,000 points of interest throughout New Jersey, including retail, health care, food stores and other essential and non-essential establishments decreased up to 80 percent compared to the first week of March when the state was still opened, according to a Rutgers report.

Newswise: Geoengineering’s Benefits Limited for Apple Crops in India
Released: 15-Jul-2020 6:00 AM EDT
Geoengineering’s Benefits Limited for Apple Crops in India
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Geoengineering – spraying sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere to combat global warming – would only temporarily and partially benefit apple production in northern India, according to a Rutgers co-authored study. But abruptly ending geoengineering might lead to total crop failure faster than if geoengineering were not done, according to the study – believed to be the first of its kind – in the journal Climatic Change.

Released: 13-Jul-2020 9:05 PM EDT
Medicine and Education Lag in the Delivery of Services to Enhance Health of Sexually Active Adolescent Gay-Identified Men
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Young gay sexual minority men – especially Black and Latino youth – have their first sexual experiences at younger ages, emphasizing a need for comprehensive and inclusive sex education, according to Rutgers researchers.

Released: 12-Jul-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Military Personnel at Risk of Suicide Store Firearms Unsafely
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Military personnel who are at a greater risk of suicide are more likely to unsafely store firearms in unlocked cabinets where they can access them easily, according to a Rutgers researcher.

Released: 8-Jul-2020 8:05 PM EDT
Children Who Witness Intimate Partner Violence Benefit from Joint Community and Law Enforcement Intervention
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The Child Trauma Response Team, an innovative police and community-based organization partnership, demonstrated success at screening and treating children for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) immediately following incidents of intimate partner violence, according to a Rutgers-led study published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Released: 8-Jul-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Healthier School Food and Physical Activity Environments Matter for Childhood Obesity
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

School food choices and number of physical activity facilities are associated with students’ BMI, Rutgers study finds

Newswise: Where Did the Asian Longhorned Ticks in the U.S. Come From?
Released: 8-Jul-2020 9:30 AM EDT
Where Did the Asian Longhorned Ticks in the U.S. Come From?
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The invasive population of Asian longhorned ticks in the United States likely began with three or more self-cloning females from northeastern Asia, according to a Rutgers-led study. Asian longhorned ticks outside the U.S. can carry debilitating diseases. In the United States and elsewhere they can threaten livestock and pets. The new study, published in the journal Zoonoses and Public Health, sheds new light on the origin of these exotic ticks and how they are spreading across the United States.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Medicare’s Race, Ethnic Data Often Undercounts Minority Populations, Study Finds
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Information critical to a nationwide priority of reducing health care disparities among minorities is incomplete and inaccurate, according to a new Rutgers study

Newswise: How to Tackle Climate Change, Food Security and Land Degradation
Released: 7-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
How to Tackle Climate Change, Food Security and Land Degradation
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

How can some of world’s biggest problems – climate change, food security and land degradation – be tackled simultaneously? Some lesser-known options, such as integrated water management and increasing the organic content of soil, have fewer trade-offs than many well-known options, such as planting trees, according to a Rutgers-led study in the journal Global Change Biology.

Released: 6-Jul-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Asthma Does Not Seem to Increase the Severity of COVID-19
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Asthma does not appear to increase the risk for a person contracting COVID-19 or influence its severity, according to a team of Rutgers researchers.

Newswise: Harmful Microbes Found on Sewer Pipe Walls
Released: 6-Jul-2020 6:00 AM EDT
Harmful Microbes Found on Sewer Pipe Walls
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Can antibiotic-resistant bacteria escape from sewers into waterways and cause a disease outbreak? A new Rutgers study, published in the journal Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, examined the microbe-laden “biofilms” that cling to sewer walls, and even built a simulated sewer to study the germs that survive within.

Released: 2-Jul-2020 12:40 PM EDT
How Prison and Police Discrimination Affect Black Sexual Minority Men’s Health
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Incarceration and police discrimination may contribute to HIV, depression and anxiety among Black gay, bisexual and other sexual minority men, a Rutgers led study finds.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 7:55 AM EDT
Rutgers Pediatricians Co-Author First Nationwide Study of COVID-19 Related Multiple Inflammatory Syndrome in Children
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers pediatricians co-lead first nationwide study describing the diagnosis, treatments and outcomes of COVID-19 related multiple inflammatory syndrome in children

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