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Openly Gay University Dean Seeks to Shatter Perceptions, Improve LGBTQ Health

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Perry Halkitis, Rutgers School of Public Health’s incoming dean, talks about what it means to be an openly gay leader in higher education and the initiatives he is planning for the school
15-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lab on a Chip Could Monitor Health, Germs and Pollutants

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Imagine wearing a device that continuously analyzes your sweat or blood for different types of biomarkers, such as proteins that show you may have breast cancer or lung cancer. Rutgers engineers have invented biosensor technology – known as a lab...
12-Jun-2017 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Resource Families Get Help with Stress from New Peer Support Helpline

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Families who provide care though New Jersey’s Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) to the approximately 6,000 children separated from their biological parents face unique challenges. Stress resulting from separation and loss,...
11-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Reshaping Darwin’s Tree of Life

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In 1859, Charles Darwin included a novel tree of life in his trailblazing book on the theory of evolution, On the Origin of Species. Now, scientists from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and their collaborators want to reshape Darwin’s tree.
7-Jun-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Website Provides Mental and Behavioral Health Resources for Teens

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TLC4Teens.org offers a vetted directory of educational websites and hotlines for children and their parents
5-Jun-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Stony Corals More Resistant to Climate Change Than Thought, Rutgers Study Finds

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Stony corals may be more resilient to ocean acidification than once thought, according to a Rutgers University study that shows they rely on proteins to help create their rock-hard skeletons.
31-May-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Springs Were Critical Water Sources for Early Humans in East Africa, Rutgers Study Finds

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About 1 to 2 million years ago, early humans in East Africa periodically faced very dry conditions, with little or no water in sight. But they likely had access to hundreds of springs that lingered despite long dry spells, allowing our ancestors to...
31-May-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Vets4Warriors Recognized by Department of Defense for Its Support of Military Employees

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Vets4Warriors, operated by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, receives prestigious Pro Patria Award
24-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tallying the Social Cost of Climate-Changing Carbon Dioxide

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A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine committee today released a report aimed at ensuring that estimates of the social cost of carbon dioxide used by the U.S. government keep reflecting state-of-the-art science and evidence....
11-Jan-2017 1:00 PM EST

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiving Tips for the Holidays

An expert at Rutgers University’s Care2Caregivers helpline shares tips on how families can celebrate the holidays with loved ones suffering from an illness that affects memory
15-Dec-2016 5:05 PM EST

Frequent Flyer Seeks to Improve Global Health

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Mark Gregory Robson has been on a global health crusade for decades. The Rutgers professor has spent countless hours in Thailand, the Philippines, Liberia and other countries working on pesticide issues, education and training. He is Board of...
10-Nov-2016 9:00 AM EST

Burning Fossil Fuels Poses Existential Threat to Earth

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Burning coal for electricity is in decline, while the use of natural gas, solar and wind power are on the rise. But how close are we to creating a clean energy economy to help protect our planet from the impacts of climate change? Rutgers Today...
27-Oct-2016 10:15 AM EDT

How to Talk with Kids About Traumatic Events

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In the wake of the recent terror events, a Rutgers expert discusses how to discuss violence-related fears with young children and warning signs to anticipate.
22-Sep-2016 10:00 AM EDT

Meet Rutgers’ RADICAL Supercomputing Guru

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Shantenu Jha is a RADICAL man. Jha and his RADICAL (Rutgers Advanced Distributed Cyberinfrastructure and Applications Laboratory) team operate at the crossroads of computing and science, and their work has benefited research in the molecular...
22-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT

Are Daily Fantasy Sports Gambling? You Bet! Says Rutgers Gambling Expert. And the Future Legalization of Sports Betting May Be Their Biggest Wager

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Fantasy sports look a lot like sports betting when you look at the way Internet sites have changed the game entirely, and the billions they are making in the process.
8-Dec-2015 9:05 AM EST

Are Daily Fantasy Sports Gambling? You bet! says Rutgers gambling expert. And the future legalization of Sports Betting may be their Biggest Wager

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8-Dec-2015 9:05 AM EST

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