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6.4 million children in the U.S. are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Pesticides may be the cause of this disorder in children, according to research done by Jason Richardson, an associate professor in the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Giving students discounted food could entice them to pay more attention in class, said Patrick Mormino, a School of Engineering junior.Pocket Points, a new app designed by students at Chico State University to deter students from checking their phones in class, does just that.
No treatments exist for mitochondrial disorders, said Karen Schindler, an assistant professor in the Department of Genetics.Mitochondrial disorders are diseases that can affect various areas of the body, including but not limited to the brain, kidney, muscles, heart and eyes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
While all children are born equal in terms of blood pressure, aging women tend to have higher blood pressure than their male counterparts, said John Kostis, a professor of medicine and pharmacology in the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.When treating men in comparison to women for high blood pressure or hypertension, there are no differences in prevention, said Kostis, chair of Medical Service at the University Hospital. But taking medications responsibly is important.
The universe exists, and in order for that to be true, a being must have created it, said William Craig, a research professor of philosophy at the Talbot School of Theology. Craig discussed the origins of the universe yesterday evening at “The Existence of God and the Beginning of the Universe,” lecture and question-and-answer session held by the Rutgers chapter of Ratio Christi, Latin for “The reason of Christ,” a nonprofit organization aimed at fostering Christian faith through intellectual investigation.
Global climate change affects every person on the planet, said Benjamin Horton, a professor in the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences. Barack Obama gave his annual State of the Union address to Congress last week. When mentioning the issue of climate change, Obama cited a paper published by Horton’s team in 2011.
Throughout the world, sea levels are rising at an average of 3 millimeters per year, said Robert Kopp, an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers.Kopp is part of a research team composed of members from Harvard University and Rutgers University focusing on sea levels. Many sources have been found to contribute to the rising tides, including global climate change, he said.
Almost nine million children under the age of six suffer from food insecurity in the United States, said Mariana Chilton, an associate professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy at Drexel University.In “Hunger and Hunger Inequality: Why They Matter for Public Health,” a seminar held at the Food Science Building on the Cook campus yesterday, Chilton said approximately 17 million children live in food insecure homes. Overall, she said about 14 percent of households have food insecurity or limited access to enough food.
Alexandra DeMaio believes there are many stereotypes that prevent women from being as active in the field of physics as men.
First-year students at any university may find it difficult to get used to the new environment that is college. Transfer students must go through that process more than once.
Rutgers has achieved several breakthroughs in cancer research this semester. A $10 million donation was made to the Rutgers University Foundation in early September to help fund cancer treatment. The Daily Targum reported that the money was designated for patients who did not respond to standard therapies and for further research into various forms of cancer.
A recent breakthrough may soon allow researchers to treat schizophrenia before symptoms even appear.
Anywhere from 3,000 to about 50,000 people in the United States could die from the flu in a given year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.The flu presents symptoms similar to a cold but is far more severe, said Nila Dharan, an assistant professor of Medicine in the New Jersey Medical School.
On Nov. 12, a space probe the size of a refrigerator landed on a 3-mile-wide comet hurtling through space over 320 million miles away, a landing that took 25 years to accomplish.
Logging into Facebook may soon involve drawing on your phone rather than typing in a password.
Kaila Lim said she wonders what would happen if people did not doubt themselves.Lim, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, was one of the speakers at “Speech Craft,” a public speaking contest held by the TEDxRutgers Club last night in the Center Hall of the Busch Student Center.
The hunt for super-heavy elements is a very active field, said Sabrina Strauss, a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame.Strauss, a Rutgers alumna, discussed her work with super-heavy elements last Thursday with the Rutgers Society of Physics Students in the Physics Lecture Hall on Busch campus.
Humans and horses may not be so different, according to a new study. When humans suffer from arthritis, doctors advise exercise to reduce inflammation and bolster health. Horses, as it turns out, can also benefit from the same advice.
A new species of frog, which has a very narrow mating window and is silent for most of the year, was recently discovered on Staten Island, New York, said Jeremy Feinberg, a doctoral student in the Rutgers Graduate School in New Brunswick.Feinberg was at a frog extinction event on Long Island when he was told about the colony on Staten Island. Initially thought to be Southern Leopard Frogs, studies in New Jersey and Connecticut confirmed these creatures were different.
Deciding between using nuclear power or conventional plants should be simple, said Christopher Poresky, a School of Engineering senior.