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2008-10-17 11:39:34

Researchers said on Thursday that three naturally occurring antibacterial compounds hold promise for a new class of antibiotics, offering hope for fresh weapons against infection at a time when older drugs are losing their punch. The new agents may even provide a quicker cure for tuberculosis. "The three antibiotics are attractive candidates for development as broad spectrum antibacterial agents," said Richard Ebright of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Ebright and colleagues...

2008-10-02 12:05:26

To: ENVIRONMENTAL EDITORS Contact: David Samberg of Verizon Wireless, +1-845-365-7212, david.samberg@verizonwireless.com; or Carl Blesch of Rutgers University, +1-732-932-7084 ext 616, cblesch@ur.rutgers.edu Companys Wireless Phone Recycling Program Establishes Permanent Collection Points on RU Campus to Raise Awareness of Dating Violence and Protect the Environment NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/--Rutgers University President Richard L. McCormick joined Patrick Devlin,...

2008-10-02 12:05:26

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Rutgers University President Richard L. McCormick joined Patrick Devlin, president of Verizon Wireless' New York Metro Region, today to introduce UHopeLine, an expansion of the company's exclusive HopeLine(R) phone recycling program designed to increase awareness of dating violence, provide aid to domestic violence survivors and encourage college students to help the environment by recycling their no-longer-used wireless devices. "Rutgers...

2008-09-29 14:40:00

By ASHLEY KINDERGAN, STAFF WRITER It's difficult to think of a way to add pounds faster than living the stereotypical college lifestyle. Juggling coursework, jobs and a social life leaves little time for exercising or even regular meals. Late-night study sessions are often fueled by the nearest 24-hour greasy spoon. Getting too little sleep can also trick the body into craving more food. On top of all that, many freshmen are taking in many more calories from alcohol than they have in...

2008-09-27 15:00:36

By JAMES M. O'NEILL, STAFF WRITER Rutgers University will plant 7,200 solar panels in a field early next month to create New Jersey's largest solar energy facility. The $10 million project is designed to produce 10 percent of the annual electric needs for the university's Livingston campus and reduce the university's carbon dioxide emissions by more than 1,200 tons a year. That's the equivalent of saving 2,900 barrels of oil, or 660 tons of coal, said Antonio M. Calcado, Rutgers' vice...

2008-09-09 15:00:00

By BOB GROVES, STAFF WRITER New Jersey could be harmful to your hormones, say scientists launching a program to study social and environmental links to glandular disease. The new Center for Endocrine Research at Rutgers University will examine whether stress, toxins and bad habits are the reason rates of cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and hyperthyroidism in New Jersey are among the highest in the nation. Bad air, water, food and lifestyles, as well as genetics, can adversely affect...

2008-09-07 03:00:21

By Greenberg, Michael R Gotsch, Audrey; Rhoads, George; Schneider, Dona Drawing from New Jersey's successful efforts and from other less successful efforts, we offer lessons learned for those who will consider a multiuniversity and multicampus program or school of public health. These lessons include building a faculty collaboration, senior administrative support, and external constituencies and developing a set of documents that institutionalize processes, logistics, and other operations....

2008-08-27 15:00:00

By PATRICIA ALEX, STAFF WRITER A Clifton native and two high school students from Bergen County are among those who helped make this a record-breaking year for private fund raising at Rutgers University. The state university reported Tuesday that private gifts and pledges to the school reached $121 million in 2007-08 an increase of 9 percent over the previous year. The Mario Family Foundation awarded $5 million to support graduate fellowships in the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. The...

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2008-08-25 11:45:00

Rutgers, University of Texas at Austin researchers determine 3-D structure of a key site on a flu protein that suppresses human defenses to infectionResearchers at Rutgers University and The University of Texas at Austin have reported a discovery that could help scientists develop drugs to fight the much-feared bird flu and other virulent strains of influenza.The researchers have determined the three-dimensional structure of a site on an influenza A virus protein that binds to one of its...

2008-08-25 03:00:37

By Venturella, Krysta As baby-boomers approach retirement age, there is a growing trend toward maintaining health and preventing illnesses, rather than treating diseases. Health consciousness has created a demand for a wide range of health professions, and New Jersey's institutions of higher education are preparing students to enter these emerging fields. "People are living longer, and with chronic diseases that would have killed them in the past," says Carol Kleinman, chair of nursing at...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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