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2012-03-14 21:08:04

In the wilds of New York City – or as wild as you can get so close to skyscrapers – scientists have found a new leopard frog species that for years biologists mistook for a more widespread variety of leopard frog. While biologists regularly discover new species in remote rain forests, finding this one in the ponds and marshes of Staten Island, mainland New York and New Jersey – sometimes within view of the Statue of Liberty – is a big surprise, said the scientists...

2012-01-19 20:49:03

With a growing need for family-friendly workplace policies, a new study commissioned by the National Partnership for Women & Families, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, concludes that providing paid family leave to workers leads to positive economic outcomes for working families, businesses and the public. The research, conducted by the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, finds that women who use paid leave are far more likely to be...

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...

2011-12-21 12:55:01

Community-dwelling African Americans less likely to be diagnosed and treated Despite improvements to diagnostic tools and therapies in the two last decades, significant disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of depression remain,  according to Rutgers research published online by the American Journal of Public Health (print, February 2012). In the study “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Depression Care in Community-Dwelling Elderly in the United States,” lead author...

2011-10-19 07:00:00

Rutgers' Entrepreneurship Day is open to the general public (pre-registration is required), with particular appeal to business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, researchers, faculty members, university students and Rutgers alumni. New Brunswick, N.J. (PRWEB) October 19, 2011 Apple co-founder Steven Wozniak will deliver the keynote address at Rutgersâ third annual Entrepreneurship Day, an event designed to educate, motivate and inspire those interested in...

2011-10-10 20:40:00

Rutgers has established a âœDisruptive Innovation Fundâ through an agreement signed this week with IP Navigation Group of Dallas, which has committed up to $1 million to support commercialization of technologies developed at the university. The agreement calls for an executive committee to review proposals from faculty and students to award at least two grants a year of up to $500,000 each. New Brunswick, N.J. (PRWEB) October 10, 2011 Rutgers has...

2011-10-03 11:59:09

Discovery could lead to breakthrough medications Researchers at Rutgers and UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School have determined the structure of a protein that is the first line of defense in fighting viral infections including influenza, hepatitis C, West Nile, rabies, and measles. Principal investigators of the study, “Structural basis of RNA recognition and activation by innate immune receptor RIG-I,” chosen for advanced online publication in Nature, say the research...

2011-08-25 21:28:14

Rutgers, University of Texas at Austin researchers determine three-dimensional structure of site on influenza B virus protein that suppresses human defenses to infection Researchers at Rutgers University and the University of Texas at Austin have reported a discovery that could help scientists develop drugs to fight seasonal influenza epidemics caused by the common influenza B strain. Their discovery also helps explain how influenza B is limited to humans, and why it cannot be as...

2011-06-13 08:00:00

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rutgers University's School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) has announced the recipients of the Louis O. Kelso Fellowships for the study of employee stock ownership in corporations and broadened ownership of capital in a democratic society. The fellowships honor Louis O. Kelso, a San Francisco merchant banker, lawyer and political economist. Kelso created the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and worked on other...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.