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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...

2009-01-22 13:50:17

A new, late-ripening apple named WineCrispâ“ž¢ which carries the Vf gene for scab resistance was developed over the past 20 plus years through classical breeding techniques, not genetic engineering. License to propagate trees will be made available to nurseries through the University of Illinois. Being resistant to apple scab is a big plus for growers, said University of Illinois plant geneticist Schuyler Korban, as it significantly reduces the number of chemical...

2009-01-21 21:16:51

Terrence Williams produced 23 points and 11 rebounds Wednesday, helping No. 12 Louisville avoid a letdown by crushing Rutgers 78-59. The Cardinals were coming off a victory last weekend over then-No. 1 Pittsburgh and they stayed hot by hitting 59 percent of their shots from the field against the Scarlet Knights. Louisville (14-3, 5-0 Big East) has won six straight. It was the seventh consecutive loss for Rutgers (9-10, 0-6), with six of them having come against teams ranked in the Top 25. The...

2009-01-10 21:33:34

Syracuse's Paul Harris scored 26 points and the ninth-ranked Orange dominated the second half against Rutgers Saturday, trouncing the Scarlet Knights 82-66. The Orange led by just a point at halftime but streaked ahead in the second half, hitting 12 straight shots during one stretch. Arinze Onuaku scored 19 points and Jonny Flynn and Eric Devendorf added 15 apiece for Syracuse (16-1, 4-0 Big East). Rutgers (9-8, 0-4) was led by Anthony Farmer, who scored 17 points, and Mike Rosario with 15.

2009-01-07 22:44:18

Lazar Hayward and Jerel McNeal combined to make eight free throws in the final 34 seconds Wednesday, lifting No. 15 Marquette past Rutgers 81-76. Wesley Matthews made all 10 field goal attempts to lead the Golden Eagles with 23 points. Marquette (14-2, 3-0 Big East) won its sixth straight game. Rutgers closed within 73-71 on a layup by Mike Rosario with 37 seconds to go, after which Hayward and McNeal were perfect from the foul line. Rosario missed two shots down the stretch as Rutgers' hopes...

2008-12-31 17:16:19

Sam Young's team-high 18 points Wednesday helped rally third-ranked Pittsburgh to a 78-72 win over Rutgers in the Big East opener for both schools. Pitt trailed, 43-39, at the break, and Corey Chandler's three-pointer increased the deficit to seven at the start of the second half. From 55-50 with 10:00 left, Pitt went on a 20-4 run to build a 70-59 advantage with 2:45 remaining. Brad Wanamaker had 15 points, five rebounds and four assists, Levance Fields and Gilbert Brown both scored 11...

2008-12-29 19:26:44

Mike Teel passed for 319 yards and two touchdowns Monday to give Rutgers a 29-23 win over North Carolina State in the Papajohns.com Bowl. Teel completed 22-of-37 passes, including a 42-yarder to Ken Britt in the fourth quarter. Britt had 119 yards on six receptions for Rutgers (8-5), which had won its final six games of the regular season to appear in its fourth consecutive post-season game. North Carolina State's Russell Wilson threw for 186 yards and a touchdown on 11-of-23 passing and...

2008-12-28 21:43:53

Tyler Hansbrough scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Sunday, leading unbeaten, top-ranked North Carolina to a 97-75 rout of Rutgers. Ty Lawson contributed 19 points and Danny Green had 18 for the Tar Heels (12-0), who have had double-digit margins of victory in every game this season. North Carolina led by 14 points at halftime and coasted to the easy victory. Mike Rosario had 26 points for Rutgers (9-4), which had won its previous four games.

Word of the Day
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).