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2012-05-14 10:23:37

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey announced that Mario Tano, a resident of West New York, and Norman Wright, a New Brunswick resident, are named the first recipients of the Pamela Sue Schmidt Award for Outstanding Service to the Community. Tano and Wright, who just completed their junior year at SMLR, will receive $2,000 credited towards their fall 2012...

2012-03-27 02:29:15

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rutgers today formally launched a high-performance computing (HPC) center at the university focused on the application of "Big Data" analytics in life sciences, finance, and other industries. The center is aimed at improving the economic competitiveness of New Jersey's public and private research organizations. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120327/NY77059 ) The HPC center will be part of the newly created Rutgers Discovery...

2012-03-05 05:00:00

SUPERIOR, Colo., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Key Equipment Finance, one of the nation's largest bank-held equipment finance companies and an affiliate of KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) today announced that the company is financing a solar system installation at Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey. SunDurance Energy, a leading national solar provider, is the solar integrator for the project. The university is installing more than 40,000 high-efficiency solar panels mounted on canopy...

2012-02-27 09:00:00

PISCATAWAY, N.J., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of people joined Fedcap (http://www.fedcap.org/), Rutgers University's School of Social Work (http://socialwork.rutgers.edu/iff/) and The Moore Center (http://moorecenter.org) on Friday to brainstorm solutions to the national crisis of disconnected youth. Millions of 16-24-year-olds aren't in school or viable employment. Many have spent time in child welfare and/or juvenile justice, many lack family or other stable adults to...

2012-02-27 11:48:00

Nine universities, led by SJSU's Mineta Transportation Institute, join efforts to improve transit. SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mineta Transportation Institute (transweb.sjsu.edu) and eight other leading university transportation centers, functioning together as the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium (MNTRC), have now begun operating under a $3.49 million grant from the US Department of Transportation (DOT). The funds, which will...

2012-02-21 15:10:48

Genome analysis of “living fossil” sheds light on the evolution of plants Atmospheric oxygen really took off on our planet about 2.4 billion years ago during the Great Oxygenation Event. At this key juncture of our planet´s evolution, species had either to learn to cope with this poison that was produced by photosynthesizing cyanobacteria or they went extinct. It now seems strange to think that the gas that sustains much of modern life had such a distasteful beginning....

2012-02-03 19:00:20

A preference for fatty foods has a genetic basis, according to researchers, who discovered that people with certain forms of the CD36 gene may like high-fat foods more than those who have other forms of this gene. The results help explain why some people struggle when placed on a low-fat diet and may one day assist people in selecting diets that are easier for them to follow. The results also may help food developers create new low-fat foods that taste better. "Fat is universally...

2012-01-16 10:57:10

Blocking cell-to-cell communication may prevent liver damage and improve drug safety, Rutgers University and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have developed a novel strategy to protect the liver from drug-induced injury and improve associated drug safety. In a report receiving advance online publication in the journal Nature Biotechnology, the team reports that inhibiting a type of cell-to-cell communication can protect against damage caused by liver-toxic drugs such as...

Image 1 - El Gordo - Largest Galaxy Cluster In The Early Universe
2012-01-10 13:17:23

[ Watch Video 1 ] | [ Watch Video 2 ] An extremely hot, massive young galaxy cluster – the largest ever seen in the distant Universe – has been studied by an international team using ESO´s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in the Atacama Desert in Chile along with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Atacama Cosmology Telescope. The new results are being announced on 10 January 2012 at the 219th meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Austin, Texas. The newly...

2012-01-03 12:48:00

WEST ORANGE, N.J., Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Barry H. Ostrowsky was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Barnabas Health, effective January 1, 2012, announced Albert R. Gamper, Jr., Chairman of the Board. Mr. Ostrowsky is responsible for the State's largest health care delivery system that provides treatment and services for more than two million patients each year. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120103/NY29105 ) Mr. Ostrowsky, who succeeds...