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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...

2011-03-09 16:28:00

Rutgers researchers have identified a class of high-strength metal alloys that show potential to make springs, sensors and switches smaller and more responsive. The alloys could be used in springier blood vessel stents, sensitive microphones, powerful loudspeakers, and components that boost the performance of medical imaging equipment, security systems and clean-burning gasoline and diesel engines. While these nanostructured metal alloys are not new "“ they are used in turbine blades...

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2011-02-23 08:48:05

Scientists took samples in New Jersey for latest research Twenty thousand years of massive volcanic eruptions doubled the level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in Earth's atmosphere 200 million years ago, according to research by Rutgers geologists published recently in the journal Science. Morgan Schaller, Jim Wright and Dennis Kent report that the level of atmospheric CO2 went from about 2,000 parts per million to 4,000 parts per million and then shrank back to pre-eruption levels over the next...

2011-01-24 10:20:00

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon FiOS TV customers in parts of New Jersey and the Washington metropolitan area can watch Rutgers University's women's basketball team take on No. 2-ranked University of Connecticut on Wednesday (Jan. 26). The Rutgers team is undefeated in the Big East Conference play. The game will air live from Rutgers' Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, N.J., exclusively on FiOS1, Channel 1 on Verizon FiOS TV. Coverage begins at 7:30...

2010-10-15 09:30:00

WARREN, N.J., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Four students of Rutgers University School of Social Work have been named 2010 Verizon Wireless HopeLine® Scholars, including Jennifer Alles, Tamara Davis, Alberto Olarte and Janina Tauro. Funded by a $100,000 Verizon Wireless grant, the Verizon Wireless HopeLine Scholarship Fund was created in conjunction with the Center on Violence Against Women & Children, to recognize outstanding graduate students enrolled in the school's MSW...