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Studying Diverse Populations Can Boost Genetic Discovery, Curb Health Disparities

Studying diverse, multi-ethnic populations can increase genetic discoveries and reduce health disparities, according to one of the largest genetic studies of Hispanics and Latinos, African-Americans, Asians and other minorities. The study by Rutgers...
19-Jun-2019 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bisexual Individuals Can Suffer from Identity Denial, May Increase Risk for Depression

Bisexual individuals may feel discriminated against and have high rates of stress and depression because they believe that their sexual identity is often questioned or denied by others, according to a Rutgers study.
19-Jun-2019 9:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Climate Change Threatens Commercial Fishers From Maine to North Carolina

Most fishing communities from North Carolina to Maine are projected to face declining fishing options unless they adapt to climate change by catching different species or fishing in different areas, according to a study in the journal Nature Climate...
17-Jun-2019 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Terminally Ill Who Request Doctors Make Decisions For Them Undergo More Aggressive Final Treatments

Rutgers study finds dying patients accept aggressive or experimental treatments even if it lessens their quality of life
17-Jun-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rutgers Scientist Creates “Virtual Biopsy” Device to Detect Skin Tumors

Using sound vibrations and pulses of near-infrared light, a Rutgers University scientist has developed a new “virtual biopsy” device that can quickly determine a skin lesion’s depth and potential malignancy without using a scalpel.
13-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Warming Waters in Western Tropical Pacific May Affect West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Warming waters in the western tropical Pacific Ocean have significantly increased thunderstorms and rainfall, which may affect the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and global sea-level rise, according to a Rutgers University–New Brunswick...
13-Jun-2019 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Motorized Scooter Head Injuries on the Rise, Rutgers Study Finds

Facial and head injuries from riding electric scooters have tripled over the past decade, according to a Rutgers study.
11-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Facial Bones of Black Adults Age Differently Than Other Races, Rutgers Study Finds

Facial bones in black adults maintain higher mineral density as they age than other races, resulting in fewer changes to their facial structure, a Rutgers study finds. The study, published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, is the first to document...
4-Jun-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Regulation Expert Available to Discuss Proposed Internet Censorship Bill

20-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Expert Available to Discuss Democratic Debates

19-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Rutgers Iranian Affairs Expert Available to Discuss U.S.-Iran Relations

18-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Rutgers Medical Expert Available to Discuss Rising Tourist Deaths in Dominican Republic

18-Jun-2019 7:05 AM EDT

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How the Stonewall Riots Affected LGBTQ Health Care

Perry N. Halkitis, the author Out in Time: From Stonewall to Queer, How Gay Men Came of Age Across the Generations, addresses how Stonewall and the AIDS crisis have brought awareness and changes the ways the medical profession addresses health care...
16-Jun-2019 1:00 PM EDT

Expert Available to Discuss Trump Administration’s “Conscience Rights” Rule

14-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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Martin J. Blaser To Receive Robert Koch Gold Medal for Contribution to Medicine

Martin J. Blaser, director of Rutgers University’s Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine whose research led to new understandings about the beneficial relationships between humans and their microbiome (the microbes that live on and in our...
13-Jun-2019 8:05 AM EDT

Rutgers Medical Expert Available to Discuss Tourist Deaths in Dominican Republic, Fiji

10-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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