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Groups oppose ocean blasting plan off NJ coast

3-26-14
Environmental and fishing groups are opposing a plan by three universities and the National Science Foundation to carry out seismic blast tests on the ocean floor off the New Jersey coast this summer. The groups say the tests could harm or kill ...
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Newark Students Create Sewer Guard to Reduce Pollution

3-12-14
Students at Oliver Street School in Newark have designed and made a sewer guard to reduce the amount of garbage entering the waterways. They are finalists in a national Samsung competition.
The chemical formula for vitamin A. Human beings need it, but can't make it, and many people, particularly children in the developing world, sicken and die for the lack of it.

Fighting Vitamin A Deficiency

3-12-14
Rutgers scientists could be one step closer to solving a global health problem -- vitamin A deficiency.
The formation of deep water in the North Atlantic and its circulation around the world, depicted in this image from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Big Changes in the Deep North Atlantic May Erode Defense Against Global Warming

3-3-14
Changes in ocean circulation may dramatically accelerate global climate change.
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Discoveries Point to More Powerful Cancer Treatments, Fewer Side Effects

2-28-14
Rutgers research suggests chemo and radiation can kill more cancer cells and spare healthy ones.
Luis Ulloa of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School says there may be future treatments for deadly inflammation that use either acupuncture or medications. Photo: Rob Forman.

Acupuncture Holds Promise for Treating Inflammatory Disease

2-24-14
Rutgers-led study suggests pathways to alleviating inflammation in disorders such as sepsis and arthritis.

Technology helping AC Expressway handle snowstorms

2-24-14
PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Gone are the days when a snowstorm would send snowplow crews rushing haphazardly onto New Jersey's roads and highways. On the Atlantic City Expressway, technology helps crews know where to go to find the worst-hit areas. ...
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Rutgers Scientists Identify Structure of Virus that Could Lead to Hepatitis C Vaccine

2-20-14
Hepatitis C is a major global health problem affecting 160 million people worldwide.

CDC: Cruise ship bug was newer norovirus strain

2-6-14
ATLANTA (AP) — A new strain of stomach bug was the virus responsible for almost 700 recent illnesses on a Caribbean cruise ship. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said by the new Sydney strain of norovirus was the cause of ...

Merck joins companies ending chimpanzee research

1-30-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drugmaker Merck & Co. is joining two dozen other pharmaceutical companies and contract laboratories in committing to not use chimpanzees for research. The growing trend could mean the roughly 1,000 chimps in the U.S. used for ...