Quantcast
Last updated on April 20, 2014 at 21:20 EDT

Latest Rutgers Stories

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...

2010-08-10 23:13:29

Developments could reduce biopsies, promote 'watchful waiting' for low-grade cancers Rutgers researchers are developing methods that can accurately assess the severity of prostate cancer by analyzing magnetic resonance images and spectra of a patient's prostate gland. This may help physicians decide more confidently which patients need aggressive treatment and which are better served by "watchful waiting," and could even postpone or eliminate invasive biopsies in patients with low-grade...

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...

2010-07-07 12:17:26

Knowledge useful to improve hybrids that increase corn's availability and nutrition in world food supplies Rutgers researchers have discovered the basis for what makes corn kernels hard, a quality that allows corn to be easily harvested, stored and transported. The findings could lead to better hybrids and increase the supply for people in developing countries who rely on it as a nutritional staple. The discovery explains how a breed of corn known as "quality protein maize," or QPM,...

c5e317ab05bd3accc66a83bf10b6ff6b1
2010-06-20 07:36:51

Rutgers' Oscar Schofield and five colleagues from other institutions have published in Science, calling for expanded ocean-observing in the Antarctic, particularly in the Western Antarctic Peninsula, or WAP. This mountainous arm of the continent stretches north toward South America. In their review paper, the co-authors, who have done research in the Antarctic, often together, argue that research in this region is imperative: The WAP's climate, they say, is changing faster than the climate...

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:...

49110c880093a06045bb657e3eaa43d21
2010-04-20 13:52:24

Barbara McCrady and Elizabeth Epstein wanted to know whether cognitive behavior therapy worked better for alcohol-dependent women when delivered as couples therapy than when delivered as individual therapy. They reported recently that both treatment methods worked well, but women treated in couples therapy maintained their gains a bit better than those in individual therapy. Also, women suffering from depression in addition to alcohol-dependence did better in couples therapy. Their paper...

dfcd3cac63cdc4c77ce5219457a91c441
2010-03-17 13:30:00

PlayStation 3-based system developed by Rutgers engineers; evaluated in Indiana University School of Medicine pilot trial Engineers at Rutgers University have modified a popular home video game system to help teenagers with cerebral palsy improve hand functions. In a pilot trial with three participants, the system improved the teens' abilities to perform a range of daily personal and household activities. The modified system combined a Sony PlayStation 3 console and a commercial gaming glove...

2009-11-10 12:52:00

NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Two big New Jersey college basketball games are on tap this weekend -- and Verizon FiOS1 is the only place to catch the action. The first game features exciting men's action with Monmouth University battling Florida International University -- led by its new coach, Isiah Thomas -- on Friday (Nov. 13) at 7 p.m. The game is Thomas' first in the tri-state region since leaving the Knicks. The game will be available on FiOS1 channels in New Jersey and on...

5dbe8e939257acc9134fe484c8f4e989
2009-11-09 10:25:00

Authentication research aims to make it harder to crack security questions If you forget your password when logging into an e-mail or online shopping Web site, the site will likely ask you a security question: What is your mother's maiden name? Where were you born? The trouble is that such questions are not very secure. More people than you may think will know your answers. And if they don't, it might not be hard to search for it online or even make a lucky guess. But Rutgers computer...