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Study finds as world warms, US gets more lightning

11-13-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says lightning strikes in the United States will likely increase by nearly 50 percent by the end of the century, as the world gets warmer and wetter. Researchers used weather data to show just how much more often ...

Student science projects explode with rocket

10-29-14
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Eighteen groups of students have lost science projects that were onboard an unmanned rocket that exploded in Virginia after taking off for the International Space Station. Students at the Urban Promise Academy in Oakland, ...
A new species of leopard frogs has been discovered inhabiting the I-95 corridor from Connecticut to North Carolina. Courtesy: Jeremy Feinberg

New Frog Discovered Inhabiting I-95 Corridor from Connecticut to North Carolina

10-29-14
Decades after naturalist’s claim of a new species was dismissed, frog named in his honor.

Quarantined Ebola nurse goes outside; police watch

10-29-14
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and has been under a voluntary in-home quarantine in Maine has stepped outside to voice her concerns about the state's quarantine guidelines. Kaci Hickox briefly left her ...

New Jersey students watched rocket blow up

10-29-14
OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — Ocean City High School students were on hand when a space-supply rocket exploded moments after liftoff in Virginia. An experiment that the students had designed for the International Space Station was aboard the craft. The ...

Ocean City students’ experiment to go into space

10-27-14
OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — A rocket will carry an experiment designed by Ocean City students to the International Space Station. Six students are in Virginia to watch Monday night's launch. Teacher Catherine Georges tells The Press of Atlantic City ...
Rutgers engineers developing new imaging technologies for early detection of cancers include, from left, Laura Higgins, Richard Riman, Margot Zevon and Prabhas Moghe. Photo: Carl Blesch

Detecting Cancer Earlier is Goal of Rutgers-Developed Medical Imaging Technology

10-22-14
Rare earth nanocrystals and infrared light can reveal small cancerous tumors and cardiovascular lesions.
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Drug Shows Promise for Type 2 Diabetes

10-8-14
A Rutgers pharmacologist says a new medication has shown to burn up excess fat in mice and could be a potential treatment for type 2 diabetes.

Michael J. Fox Foundation sues New Jersey facility

10-8-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Actor Michael J. Fox's foundation is suing a New Jersey research organization, saying a freezer was left open, compromising scientific samples and hurting research efforts it was funding. The Michael J. Fox Foundation for ...
Victor Shengkan Jin says it is important to find a drug for type 2 diabetes that attacks the root cause of the disease and not just symptoms. Photo: Nick Romanenko/Rutgers University

Attacking Type 2 Diabetes from a New Direction with Encouraging Results

10-6-14
A Rutgers researcher is developing a drug aimed at treating the root cause of type 2 diabetes and reversing the disease.