A new Rutgers School of Public Health program focuses on urban issues to curb epidemics and evoke policy change
XinQi Dong, the inaugural Henry Rutgers Professor of Population Health Sciences, is an international advocate for advancing population health issues in under-represented communities
Rutgers partners with pediatricians to improve care for emotional, behavioral disorders
Toxic Chemicals in Salons, Lack of Education Lead to Adverse Health Effects
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
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.
Clinicians are on the front line of detecting opioid addiction – but need to be better trained on treatment solutions
“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.
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.
A unique group at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care empowers people to overcome the stigma surrounding mental health conditions
Rutgers trauma physicians are training the public to stop blood loss – and save lives – during emergencies
A Rutgers graduate overcomes educational challenges to tackle nutritional issues facing Army personnel
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.