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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...

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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...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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