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2010-09-15 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Daily Beast did the math on the largest colleges and universities in the U.S. to calculate the 50 most dangerous and 50 safest schools. Additionally, the Web site has broken out the most dangerous colleges by league: the Ivy League, Big Ten, SEC, etc. specifically profiling college crime ranks for murder and serious assault. According to The Daily Beast's methodology* the most dangerous colleges are: 1) Tufts University...

2010-08-19 15:07:52

When kitchens become infiltrated with fruit flies, especially during the dog days of summer, homeowners might wish that the flying pests would just turn to ice. The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster does boast a powerful genetic system making it an ideal organism to test a cool new discovery: how an enzyme regulates body energy levels. Shutting off this molecular thermostat could result in a newfound cold tolerance that has multiple applications, including extending the 24-hour window donated...

2010-08-02 15:40:08

Teenage years have long been linked with a heightened concern with appearance. Some reality TV shows take full markey labadvantage and tout happiness as just a nip/tuck away. A Rutgers"“Camden psychologist has found that teens fond of these kinds of programs are more likely to join the millions who go under the knife each year. For bodies - and minds - still in development, these drastic decisions could have implications way after prom. Charlotte Markey, an associate professor of...

2010-05-28 17:53:38

RNA viruses hijack cellular enzyme to create viral replication factories on cell membranes Nihal Altan-Bonnet, assistant professor of cell biology, Rutgers University in Newark, and her research team have made a significant new discovery about RNA (Ribonucleic acid) viruses and how they replicate themselves. Certain RNA viruses "“ Poliovirus, Hepatitis C virus and Coxsackievirus "“ and possibly many other families of viruses copy themselves by seizing an enzyme from their host...

2010-05-06 15:01:00

ORANGEBURG, N.Y., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, provider of the nation's largest and most reliable 3G network, today announced it is presenting a $5,000 financial grant through its HopeLine® program to the Rutgers University Department of Sexual Assault Services & Crime Victim Assistance. HopeLine was founded with the goal of assisting community agencies and organizations that support survivors of domestic violence. (Photo:...

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2010-04-21 07:51:08

New research provides insight into healthier consumption of sushi New research showing that that mercury levels are higher in some species of tuna could help consumers minimize their consumption of the silvery metal in their sushi and provide a powerful new tool for regulatory organizations. The new research"”combining DNA barcoding at that American Museum of Natural History with analysis of mercury content at Rutgers University"”is published in Biology Letters early online...

2010-04-19 10:41:00

HOBOKEN, N.J., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Brian Aitken, Founder & Chairman of Alister & Paine, was recently nominated to the Rutgers University Hall of Distinguished Alumni. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100419/NY88457 ) "I'm honored for the nomination but my accomplishments don't hold a candle to those of other Rutgers Alumni like Milton Friedman and Mary Baglivo. I'd like to thank my peers for nominating me and, hopefully, they'll hold off on nominating me again...

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2010-04-03 07:46:58

Two computer scientists explored how smart phones can be hacked, hijacked and exploited without their owner's knowledge Smart phones are becoming a common part of everyday life. Millions of Americans are using these powerful devices whose impressive capabilities and features rival that of desktop computers from just a few years ago, including new tools that can help simplify everyday tasks such as finding a parking garage or the nearest drycleaner. But suppose you're a criminal who wants to...

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2010-03-26 07:04:53

Early training seems to keep mice sharper as they age Mice trained to improve their working memory become more intelligent, suggesting that similar improvements in working memory might help human beings enhance their brain power, according to research published Thursday in Current Biology by researchers at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. "Working memory refers to a short-term memory system used to complete a task, such as remembering a phone number, a grocery list, reading...

2010-03-24 06:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On March 31, hear from the woman who has helped bring more than 200 film, television and video productions to the City of Philadelphia. Sharon Pinkenson, Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, will share her inside knowledge of the film industry and discuss new projects slated for the city at the Annual Meeting of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division (YLD), to be held at Table 31 in the Comcast...


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