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2009-06-03 07:51:53

Researchers find widely held theory on "Saccadic Suppression" is incorrect with discovery that the brain is blocking information from awarenessResearchers at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience (CMBN) at Rutgers University in Newark have identified the need to develop a new framework for understanding "perceptual stability" and how we see the world with their discovery that visual input obtained during eye movements is being processed by the brain but blocked from...

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2009-05-11 08:34:18

Missed satiety cues from infants linked to obesity As the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States continues, researchers are examining whether early parent and child behaviors contribute to the problem. A study from the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University, published in the May/June 2009 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior reports that mothers who miss signs of satiety in their infants tend to overfeed them, leading to excess weight gains during...

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2009-04-14 15:25:00

Researchers from Rutgers University reported on Tuesday that only 60 percent of Americans search their homes for possibly contaminated recalled foods, Reuters reported. Food recalls in the United States have been increasing in recent years, as Salmonella outbreaks have sickened 700 people and lead to the deaths of nine people in 2009 alone. The U.S. is currently in the middle of an ongoing recall of pistachios contaminated with the bacteria. However, the Rutgers research, which surveyed...

2009-04-13 11:44:00

BOTHELL, Wash., April 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioLife Solutions, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BLFS), a leading developer and marketer of proprietary cGMP hypothermic storage and cryopreservation media products for cells, tissues, and organs, today announced that the Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository (RUCDR), the world's largest university-based biologics repository, has adopted the Company's CryoStor as the exclusive cryopreservation media for its transformed lymphocyte cell...

2009-04-07 12:22:36

Purdue and Rutgers universities will co-lead a U.S.-Canadian research group in a six-year, $30 million U.S. Department of Homeland Security study. The researchers said they will create methods and tools to analyze and manage data in preparing for, preventing, detecting, responding to and recovering from terrorist attacks as well as natural and man-made disasters. The 14 universities involved in the project will be led by Purdue in focusing on the Visualization Sciences, while Rutgers will...

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2009-03-05 09:40:57

Cell phones are a danger on the road in more ways than one.  Two new studies show that talking on the phone while traveling, whether you're driving or on foot, is increasing both pedestrian deaths and those of drivers and passengers, and recommend crackdowns on cell use by both pedestrians and drivers. The new studies, lead-authored by Rutgers University, Newark, Economics Professor Peter D. Loeb, relate the impact of cell phones on accident fatalities to the number of cell phones in...

2009-03-03 23:10:04

Paul Harris scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half and had nine rebounds Tuesday to lead No. 25 Syracuse to a 70-40 win over Rutgers. Andy Rautins added 11 points, and Arinze Onuaku 10 points and nine rebounds for the Orange (22-8, 10-7 Big East). Syracuse clinched a first-round bye in the Big East tournament. Mike Rosario had 16 points for the Scarlet Knights (10-20, 1-16), who have lost eight in a row and 17 of their last 18 games.

2009-02-20 10:10:18

Physicists at Rutgers University have discovered unusual electronic properties in a material that has potential to improve solar cell efficiency and computer chip design.The scientists determined that a crystal made of bismuth, iron and oxygen can perform an electronic feat typically not feasible with conventional semiconductors. It acts as a reversible diode "“ essentially an electronic turnstile that lets current flow in one direction under certain conditions and in the opposite...

2009-02-19 23:20:06

Corey Fisher keyed a 12-point run in the second half Thursday night that allowed No. 14 Villanova to pull away for an 82-72 victory over Rutgers. Scottie Reynolds led the Wildcats with 21 points and six assists. Corey Stokes hit 5-of-7 3-point tries and scored 17, helping Villanova extend its home winning streak to 27 games. Fisher scored seven points during the second-half run that boosted Villanova's lead to 66-56 with 7 minutes to play. He finished with 14. Villanova climbed to 21-5 for...

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2009-02-12 07:00:00

According to Bianca Acevedo, a New York neuroscientist, love is in the head and not the heart. Acevedo is part a new field in science that seeks to biologically explain love, and so far they have found that love is mostly understood through hormones, genetics, and brain images, according to a report from the Associated Press. "It has a biological basis. We know some of the key players," said Larry Young of the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, where he searches for clues as to what...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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