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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...

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2009-04-07 12:41:00

Rutgers geneticist Linda Brzustowicz and her colleagues have identified a specific DNA change that is likely to increase risk for developing schizophrenia in some people. It provides a potential mechanism that may be a point of entry for drug therapy, consistent with the growing trend of personalized medicine. The research findings are reported in the April issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry (AJP). An accompanying editorial highlights the significance of this work. Brzustowicz, a...

2009-03-29 22:01:11

Lakisha Freeman's 18 points, six rebounds and five assists Sunday led Purdue to a 67-61 NCAA Tournament Oklahoma City Regional victory against Rutgers. Sixth-seeded Purdue used runs of 15-4 and 12-0 in the first half to open a 40-33 lead at the break and secured the win in the final minute with FahKara Malone's basket and two free throws by Jodi Howell. Howell finished with 15 points (3-of-4 3-pointers), while Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton had 13 points and eight rebounds for the Lady Boilermakers...

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2009-03-12 15:35:00

Rutgers AIDS researchers Gail Ferstandig Arnold and Eddy Arnold may have turned a corner in their search for a HIV vaccine. In a paper just published in the Journal of Virology, the husband and wife duo and their colleagues report on their research progress. With the support of the National Institutes of Health, the Arnolds and their team have been able to take a piece of HIV that is involved with helping the virus enter cells, put it on the surface of a common cold virus, and then immunize...

2009-02-19 23:20:06

Corey Fisher keyed a 12-point run in the second half Thursday night that allowed No. 14 Villanova to pull away for an 82-72 victory over Rutgers. Scottie Reynolds led the Wildcats with 21 points and six assists. Corey Stokes hit 5-of-7 3-point tries and scored 17, helping Villanova extend its home winning streak to 27 games. Fisher scored seven points during the second-half run that boosted Villanova's lead to 66-56 with 7 minutes to play. He finished with 14. Villanova climbed to 21-5 for...

2009-02-09 07:45:54

Findings may lead to novel treatments for diseases resistant to current RNAi A team of researchers led by Rutgers' Samuel Gunderson has developed a novel gene silencing platform with very significant improvements over existing RNAi approaches. This may enable the development and discovery of a new class of drugs to treat a wide array of diseases. Critical to the technology is the approach this team took to specifically target RNA biosynthesis. The research findings are reported in the journal...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin