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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:...

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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...

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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...

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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...

2009-10-29 08:00:00

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rutgers-Newark and Verizon Wireless officials came together on the University Heights campus in Newark today to mark the close of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and announce the expansion of UHopeLine, an extension of the company's exclusive HopeLine® wireless phone recycling program that places permanent collection points on college campuses. Recognizing the silent epidemic of dating abuse, UHopeLine is designed to...

2009-10-14 14:23:55

Previously predicted but unobserved interactions between massless particles may lead to speedy, powerful electronic devices Rutgers researchers have discovered novel electronic properties in two-dimensional sheets of carbon atoms called graphene that could one day be the heart of speedy and powerful electronic devices. The new findings, previously considered possible by physicists but only now being seen in the laboratory, show that electrons in graphene can interact strongly with each other....

2009-06-25 08:00:00

According to Rutgers research, families want guidance on kitchen basics and make positive changes when they receive it PITTSBURGH, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- With 2009 widely described as "the year of the home cook," it's no surprise that many Americans are getting reacquainted with their kitchens. However, a Rutgers University study published in the May issue of Forum for Family and Consumer Issues and commissioned by the Canned Food Alliance (CFA), recently found moms want, and need a better...

2009-06-10 09:50:00

Rutgers researchers have discovered a potential new way to treat childhood epilepsy using a widely available therapeutic drug.Rutgers neuroscientist Gabriella D'Arcangelo and her colleagues have published their research findings in the journal Disease Models and Mechanisms (in press) and the paper has just appeared online.In their quest for new therapeutic approaches, the researchers are investigating the molecular basis of the disease. The article describes the first use of a mouse model of...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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