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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk Varies in Patients with Different Types of Epilepsy

People with generalized epilepsy who have seizures arising from both sides of the brain simultaneously, have a higher risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) compared to patients who have focal epilepsy where seizures emanate from one area of the...
24-Sep-2020 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How to Get a Handle on Carbon Dioxide Uptake by Plants

How much carbon dioxide, a pivotal greenhouse gas behind global warming, is absorbed by plants on land? It’s a deceptively complicated question, so a Rutgers-led group of scientists recommends combining two cutting-edge tools to help answer the...
21-Sep-2020 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

College Students with Disabilities at Greater Risk for Substance Abuse

College students with physical and cognitive disabilities use illicit drugs more, and have a higher prevalence of drug use disorder, than their non-disabled peers, according to a Rutgers study.
21-Sep-2020 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rutgers Historian’s Work Featured in new MLK/FBI Documentary

For Donna Murch, a Rutgers University-New Brunswick history professor, the chance to contribute to Sam Pollard’s new MLK/FBI documentary meant collaborating with her childhood hero, a filmmaker whose documentary Eyes on the Prize helped transform...
17-Sep-2020 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Children Who Take Prescription Steroids at Increased Risk for Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Blood Clots

Children who take oral steroids to treat asthma or autoimmune diseases have an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and blood clots, according to Rutgers researchers.
17-Sep-2020 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Smart Drug Delivery System May Help Treatment for Neurological Disorders

A Rutgers-led team has created a smart drug delivery system that reduces inflammation in damaged nervous tissues and may help treat spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders. The system, which uses extremely thin biomaterials implanted...
17-Sep-2020 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rutgers Is Study Site for Monitoring and Predicting Kidney Risk in COVID-19 Patients

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School will be a clinical test site for a study assessing the long term risk of chronic kidney disease in patients who recover from COVID-19.
16-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ocean Algae Get “Coup de Grace” from Viruses

Scientists have long believed that ocean viruses always quickly kill algae, but Rutgers-led research shows they live in harmony with algae and viruses provide a “coup de grace” only when blooms of algae are already stressed and dying. The study,...
15-Sep-2020 8:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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