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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...

2011-05-31 21:07:47

Rutgers-Camden legal scholar notes problems If you think that you're using humanely produced eggs for your omelets or deviled eggs, think again. Egg companies recognize that most Americans care about the welfare of farmed animals and many market their eggs with labels claiming the hens were treated well. But a Rutgers"“Camden law professor warns that many of the animal welfare claims on egg cartons aren't all that they're cracked up to be. Sheila Rodriguez, a clinical associate...

2011-05-03 22:44:35

Rutgers researchers have developed an innovative new treatment that could help minimize nerve damage in spinal cord injuries, promote tissue healing and minimize pain. After a spinal cord injury there is an increased production of a protein (RhoA) that blocks regeneration of nerve cells that carry signals along the spinal cord and prevents the injured tissue from healing. Scientists at the W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience and Quark Pharmaceuticals Inc. have developed a...

2011-04-19 14:22:56

Some celebrate a political candidate's victory with a party.  Others, according to a Rutgers"“Camden researcher, choose porn. Camden psychologist Charlotte Markey and husband Patrick Markey of Villanova University published findings in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior that suggest vicarious winning in elections yields a higher usage of internet porn. Depending on the party wins in 2004, 2006, and 2008, some members "celebrated" with visits to sultry internet sites. This...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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