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Researchers at the University can now reach out to other top-tier research institutions and researchers through the Big Ten, something that was not possible in previous years, said Rutgers President Robert L. Barchi. The University is hosting the “12th New Jersey Symposium on Biomaterials Sciences” for two days, starting yesterday. This conference is designed to create collaboration between researchers and industry members.
TEDxRutgers, a student organization that works to bring together world-leading thinkers, makers and doers, is planning a “TEDTalks” event for the Rutgers community on March 28 in the upcoming year. Akash Mitra, co-president of the organization, said the event is expected to take place at 11 a.m. in the Cook Student Center.
The Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine hosted its annual seminar series with a presentation, “Genome-wide Effects of Polycomb Repression: Control of Pervasive Transcription,” by Vincenzo Pirrotta.
The Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine hosted its annual seminar series with a presentation, “Genome-wide Effects of Polycomb Repression: Control of Pervasive Transcription,” by Vincenzo Pirrotta. Pirrotta, a distinguished professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, spoke yesterday about the effect certain polycomb complexes had on gene transcription rates.
Developers have discovered a series of vulnerabilities with the potential to affect a substantial number of computer systems and web servers, said Charles Hedrick, University director of Instructional and Research Technology. The vulnerabilities, known as Shellshock, are in a program called Bourne Again Shell, said Val Red, a system administrator with the Engineering Computer Services.
Two new solar facilities will power more than 4,000 homes soon, said PSE&G project engineer Andrew Chad Watson.
A wall of scarlet red corralled itself into New York Penn Station yesterday and then marched into New York City, chanting, “We are the people. This is our planet.” More than 150 University students joined more than 310,000 other people from more than 1,000 organizations, universities and other institutions in New York City for the largest climate march in America’s history.
Health care in first-world and developing nations have been growing apart for centuries, said Angus Deaton, a professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University. It is time for society to close that gap.
Ebola, which is currently affecting the people of Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and parts of Nigeria, has seen outbreaks in the past that were never successfully eradicated.
The Rutgers University Foundation recently received a $10 million donation from an anonymous couple for treatment of patients with rare and fatal cancers that are not responsive to standard therapies, according to a press release by the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
Virtually everybody on social media has seen or heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge this past summer. Its purpose was to raise awareness of and money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and over $100 million was raised by Sept. 6, according to the ALS Association’s website.
Climate change is no longer an environmentalist issue in the eyes of Shane Patel, a junior in the School of Engineering. Scientific consensus has determined that it will impact everyone, and steps must be made to combat the damage of Earth. On Earth Day, an occasion that is celebrated on April 22 every year, Patel is spearheading the Earth Day events at Rutgers this Tuesday in hopes of raising awareness of climate change.
Rising numbers of obesity in people is caused by less physical activity and eating more energy-dense foods, according to the World Health Organization’s website. Science journalist Gary Taubes, author of “Why We Get Fat” and “Good Calories, Bad Calories,” discussed obesity and its potential causes at “Why We Get Fat: Adiposity 101 and the alternative hypothesis of obesity” with faculty and students last Thursday at the Food Sciences Building on Cook campus.
New Jersey residents may taste salty water coming out of their taps, said the New Jersey American Water Company in a press release on its website. Lisa Galloway Evrard, senior program coordinator for the water resources program for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, said the salt accumulated on the roads from this winter’s snow has a tendency to flow into the local waterways.
Drones could one day expand to allow a single farmer to monitor his entire farm without leaving his house. Rutgers University plans to begin developing and testing these unmanned aerial systems. The Federal Aviation Administration awarded Rutgers a contract to develop UAS, currently used by the military, for civilian use.
Using cardboard, duct tape and flexible plastic, Rutgers School of Engineering students built canoes last Tuesday during the Engineers Week “Annual Cardboard Canoe Race” in the 25-meter pool at the Werblin Recreation Center on Busch campus. Prizes went to students with the fastest times, the most visually-appealing canoe and the best capsize.
Holmes Hummel, senior policy advisor in the United States Department of Energy’s Office of Policy & International Affairs, discussed the climate as well as President Barack Obama’s climate plan and its impact on the Rutgers community on Friday at the Marine Sciences building on Cook campus.Clean energy technology is important to ensuring the environmental security of Earth’s future, she said.
There are few explanations for the causes of Alzheimer’s disease, but even fewer suggest it is a result of everyday meals. A researcher from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School may have found a link between the memory-eating disease and a chemical in food.
The world’s deepest living multicellular organism was recently discovered with the help of Professor Tullis Onstott of Princeton University. Onstott gave a presentation Friday in the Marine Sciences Building on Cook campus explaining his research on underwater organisms in South Africa.
Assistant professor Brett BuSha of The College of New Jersey created an exoskeletal device with his team to assist people whose hands have been weakened from disease or injury. BuSha gave a presentation last Tuesday at the Electrical Engineering Building on Busch campus.