Rutgers Researcher Uses Genomics and Gene Editing to Help Save Coral Reefs

A Rutgers researcher who seeks to save dying coral reefs will examine their genetic makeup to try to pinpoint the genes involved in coral bleaching caused by climate change.

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May 12 2022

Recent Tischfield lab publication has wider implications to understand brain waste clearance and neurocognitive deficits

Research findings from Max Tischfield and his team of researchers revealed that craniosynostosis is associated with defects in the ability of meningeal lymphatic vessels to grow and remodel, which may have larger implications in understanding brain waste clearance and neurocognitive deficits.

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April 20 2022

Graduate Student Spotlight: Samuel Adeleye

Meet Samuel Adeleye, a member of the Yadavalli Lab and a current Ph.D. candidate in the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics program. He is from Ondo State, Nigeria, studying the basis of bacterial response to environmental stressors at a molecular level. Learn more about his path to Rutgers and his research background!

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April 20 2022

Bonnie Firestein Named AIMBE Fellow

Bonnie Firestein was named an American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellow. As an AIMBE fellow, she is recognized as one of the top 2% of medical and biological engineers.

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April 20 2022

Landmark Study Reveals Clearest Genetic Signals Yet for Schizophrenia Risk

This and another large genetic study, just published in Nature, point to similar genes and biological mechanisms that start to hone in on the root causes of the severe psychiatric disorder

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April 20 2022

Kisspeptin: A New Drug to Treat Liver Disease?

Rutgers researchers discover hormone has therapeutic effects on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in mouse study

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April 12 2022

Once Called Cellular Debris, Tiny Bubbles May Play Key Role in Understanding, Treating Diseases

Rutgers researchers used roundworms to discover extracellular vesicles carry RNA-binding proteins

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April 01 2022

Rutgers Microbiologists’ Research Subject of Feature-Length Documentary

“The Invisible Extinction” chronicles the pioneering work of globetrotting microbiome researchers Martin Blaser and Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello

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March 24 2022

New Research Sheds Light on Causes of Reproductive Disorders, Infertility, Miscarriage, Birth Defects

Researchers at Rutgers University, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Rockefeller University, and Cornell University are teaming up to examine how the processes that regulate gene expression and chromosome behaviors can lead to health issues, including cancer, birth defects, miscarriage, and infertility.

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March 23 2022

Novel RNA Research, Invention, and Startup Born at Rutgers University Receives $75 Million in Series A Funding

A Rutgers professor’s novel research into targeting and silencing defective, disease-causing RNA molecules has led to the launch of Ceptur Therapeutics, a startup that has raised $75 million in Series A funding.

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February 10 2022

Rutgers University Invited to Join Highly Competitive Global Scholars Program 2022

Industry-Academia Collaboration Aims to Advance Innovative Biomedical Research and Drug Discovery, Improve Patients’ Lives

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February 03 2022

Twelve Rutgers Professors Named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

They are among 564 scientists, engineers and innovators recognized for their achievements

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January 27 2022

New Study Sheds Light on Origins of Life on Earth

A Rutgers-led team has discovered the structures of proteins that may be responsible for the origins of life in the primordial soup of ancient Earth.

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January 18 2022

CBN Assistant Professors Max Tischfield and Rafiq Huda receive Brain and Behavior Research Foundation’s Young Investigator Award

Rafiq Huda and Max Tischfield were both awarded the Young Investigator Awards by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. This award supports early-career scientists in neuroscience.

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December 15 2021

Rutgers and Tel Aviv University Enter Partnership to Boost Research Collaboration

Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway and Ariel Porat, president of Tel Aviv University, signed a memorandum of understanding that will further the collaboration between the two research universities.

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November 23 2021

COVID-19 Testing Kits Also Can Measure Oral Microbiome in Saliva

Rutgers study can help lung health in people with COVID-19

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November 22 2021

Combining Ancient and Modern Medicine, Scientists Use Cupping to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccine in Lab Tests

Rutgers researchers studying COVID-19 have created a new way to deliver DNA molecules into skin cells, using a suction technique similar to the ancient healing practice of cupping that increases blood circulation and promotes healing.

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November 10 2021

Research Delivers New Hope for Epilepsy Patients

New diagnostic model can determine if patients will respond to treatment with 80 percent accuracy

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October 22 2021

Rutgers Advances Research and Medical Education in Partnership With the HUB

A new Rutgers Translational Research facility and a new Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School home will be cornerstones of the NJ Innovation & Technology HUB.

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September 09 2021

Immune Response to COVID-19 May Be Proportional to Illness Severity, Duration

People with severe or prolonged COVID-19 achieve the highest antibody levels, Rutgers study finds

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August 19 2021

Babies at Risk for Diabetes May Have Microbiota Restored

Maternal microbiota transplant may help restore key gut microorganisms, Rutgers study finds

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July 21 2021

Antibiotics in Early Life Could Affect Brain Development

Exposure to antibiotics in utero or after birth could lead to brain disorders in later childhood

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July 14 2021

Black, Latinx People Confident in COVID-19 Safety Precautions but Skeptical About Vaccines

A Rutgers study finds vaccine campaigns in Black and Latinx communities depend on transparent information and building on trusted relationships

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July 14 2021

New Study Sheds Light on Evolution of Photosynthesis

A Rutgers-led study sheds new light on the evolution of photosynthesis in plants and algae, which could help to improve crop production.

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June 29 2021

RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Break Ground on Jack and Sheryl Morris Cancer Center

The Jack and Sheryl Morris Cancer Center will house inpatient, outpatient and ancillary services, as well as state-of-the-art laboratories where research faculty can provide hands-on educational opportunities for students, and enable physician-scientists to translate scientific findings directly to patients.

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June 25 2021

Beneficial Bacteria Can Be Restored to C-Section Babies at Birth

Babies born by cesarean section don’t have the same healthy bacteria as those born vaginally, but a Rutgers-led study for the first time finds that these natural bacteria can be restored.

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June 18 2021

Rutgers Commits to Equity in STEMM Disciplines

The STEMM Equity Achievement (SEA) Change initiative supports institutions as they identify and address barriers for those excluded or marginalized in the STEMM fields based on their gender, race, ethnicity, disability or other aspects.

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May 12 2021

International Organization Honors Renowned Rutgers Microbiologist

Martin J. Blaser recognized for career-long focus on the microbiome’s effect on human health

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May 12 2021

Symbiotic Bacteria In Root Cells May Be Key To Producing Better Crops, Rutgers Study Finds

Researchers say the microbiome of plants is important for plant cell development and nutrient supply.

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May 12 2021

Eileen White Elected as a Member to the National Academy of Sciences

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey deputy director, chief scientific officer, and associate director for basic research Eileen White is one of 120 scientists recognized for achievements in original research.

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April 29 2021

Rutgers Saliva Test Approved One Year Ago

RUCDR Infinity Biologics pioneered the world’s first coronavirus saliva test

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April 14 2021

Rutgers Celebrates World-Renowned Geneticist Evelyn Witkin as She Turns 100

Waksman Institute names research lab to honor Witkin, a pioneer who opened pathways for women in the biological sciences

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April 12 2021

Corals Carefully Organize Proteins to Form Rock-Hard Skeletons

Scientists’ findings suggest corals will withstand climate change

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April 08 2021

Infant Antibiotic Exposure Can Affect Future Immune Responses Toward Allergies

Early life exposure to antibotics in utero and through mother’s milk disrupts beneficial gut bacteria, compromising T-cell development, Rutgers research shows

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April 02 2021

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Research Leader Elected as a Fellow to the American Association for Cancer Research Academy

Dr. Eileen White is one of 25 scientists from around the world to join the 2021 class of fellows

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March 30 2021

Microplastic Sizes in Hudson-Raritan Estuary and Coastal Ocean Revealed

Rutgers research shows stormwater could be important source of plastic pollution

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March 04 2021

Research Team Studying Aging and Disease Adapts During Pandemic

Monica Driscoll, a molecular neuro-geneticist in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers-New Brunswick, seeks to discover the ways in which humans might extend healthy lifespan, a job that is not done easily over Zoom.

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February 03 2021

Why People Overuse Antibiotics

A Rutgers study examining global misuse of antibiotics highlights the need for physician and patient education

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February 03 2021

How to Identify Heat-Stressed Corals

“Coral hospital” tool could help safeguard reefs facing climate change

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January 20 2021

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Receives $25 Million Gift for Cancer Immunology and Metabolism Center of Excellence

A $25 million anonymous philanthropic gift to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey will provide groundbreaking support for the Cancer Immunology and Metabolism Center of Excellence.

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December 22 2020

Antibiotics for C-sections Effective After Umbilical Cord Clamped

Rutgers co-authored study challenges current recommendations aimed at preventing infections

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December 22 2020

Rutgers’ Academic Chief Makes His Mark Through Innovation

Prabhas Moghe aims to move Rutgers forward through difficult times

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December 04 2020

Vitamin D Regulates Calcium in Intestine Differently Than Previously Thought

Rutgers study could help better treat calcium malabsorption due to bariatric surgery and aging

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December 02 2020

Four Rutgers Professors Named AAAS Fellows

Rutgers–New Brunswick and RBHS faculty honored for efforts to advance science

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November 24 2020

Gut Microbiome Manipulation Could Result from Virus Discovery

Rutgers co-authored research could aid efforts to engineer beneficial bacteria

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November 20 2020