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A specific candidate from a class of drugs in cancer treatment has been found to be able to sharpen information in the brain and enhance long-term memory, a critical finding for Alzheimer’s research.This class of drugs works at the level of changing gene expression, which is important because these drugs can change which genes can become expressed or how much they become expressed, said Kasia Bieszczad, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology.“The reason it is used in cancer is because often one of the things the cell has to do in order to become cancerous is change how it,” she said.
Many struggles and stresses accompany being in the military or having a loved one deployed, but a new helpline exists to make these situations easier to handle thanks to the National Call Center at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC).Military Mom2Mom is a 24/7 confidential peer support helpline, said Dawn Dreyer, supervising mental health specialist.
Rutgers alum Dave Dolan experienced something no student ever wants to endure: in 2002, his roommate overdosed the morning after a night of partying.“We had been partying the night before and when I awoke he was blue and vomit streamed from his mouth.
After a rollercoaster of increases and decreases in law school applications, law schools admissions are predicting an upsurge.The vast majority of law school admissions officers predict to see an increase in application for the first time in years, according to a Kaplan Test Prep 2015 survey, with nearly 88 percent confident that their law school will see a rise in their 2015-2016 application cycle.“What we’re seeing now is that we’re coming out of a time of historic application decline,” said Jeff Thomas, executive director of pre-law programs at Kaplan Test Prep.
The Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (RJAES) has created a ‘super catnip’ that may just cause farmers and cats to grin like a Cheshire.Catnip is a perennial with aromatic oil that triggers a reaction by some cats, which causes them to become hyperactive, according to Rutgers Today, and also acts as an insect repellent.The RJAES has recently licensed the catnip – called CR9 – to Ball Horticulture, an Illinois company that will produce the seeds for commercial farmers, according to Rutgers Today.“In the past catnip wasn’t grown much because the plant itself was never developed to generate commercially acceptable yields from its leaves and flowers which produce its aromatic volatiles oils, and thus, wasn’t profitable,” said James Simon, professor in the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology at the School of Environment and Biological Sciences and leader of the super catnip development.
As the movement for gender equality gains momentum during a year where individuals like Caitlin Jenner are bringing gender identity to the forefront, more schools are using gender-free pronouns.
Lo and behold! Tuition insurance is now available for college students at Rutgers and in the state of New Jersey.Daniel Durazo, director of communications at Allianz Global Assistance, said the agency began offering tuition insurance in July in Arizona, and now offers it to nine states, including New Jersey.
The future of this year’s graduating seniors just got a little bit brighter, because the Class of 2016 is projected to have higher starting salaries after graduating.
No one likes a tuition increase, but several incoming students will be more at ease this year as Rutgers plans to offer scholarships for select health majors following a surprising tuition hike for the fall.
If you thought you saw the last of The Court Tavern back when it closed in July, think again.The New Brunswick rock club reopened in the beginning of July under new management, optimistic about getting bands, artists, Rutgers audiences and music lovers to get involved with the Court Tavern and stop by.
Nearly five years after the tragic death of Tyler Clementi, preventative actions against bullying are still a top priority for both the faculty of Rutgers and those close to Tyler’s story.Rutgers faculty and incoming students participated in the ‘Day 1’ campaign when Richard L.
Starting this summer, Rutgers students can have some fun in the sun in between classes as the University unveils new hybrid summer courses at the Jersey Shore.The summer courses will be offered at locations in Atlantic City, Avalon, Cape May and Point Pleasant Beach in a variety of subjects, said Elizabeth Beasley, director of New Brunswick Summer and Special Projects.
In the past decade, online education became regularly instated in educational institutions around the world, including Rutgers, allowing these programs to thrive and offer various opportunities for prospective students.
One day back in January 2011, Alan Robock got a phone call from two contractors working for a consulting company hired by the CIA.Robock, a professor in the Department of Environmental Science, said the two consultants asked him about what research is going on involving geoengineering.One of the questions the contractors asked was if we would be aware if somebody else wanted to control our climate.
With everything students need to get done in order to graduate, find a career path and keep their sanity in tact, many might not know all the steps it takes to make the best use of their time.Rutgers students and faculty alike are now providing insight about how students can make the most of their college years.
Saddled with T-shirts, coconut water and a lot of pancakes, several greek organizations raised money for Timmy McDonnell, a School of Arts and Sciences junior who was struck by a car in October. Theta Delta Chi fraternity hosted the event, working closely with the McDonnell family to spearhead the fundraiser. Gamma Phi Beta sorority and Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity also helped organize the event.
When it comes to Ebola, there are few risks most people are willing to take to protect their health.
When Gregory Bezilla was a graduate student at Columbia University, his father was diagnosed with lung cancer. He began questioning the purpose of life and found the answers in the church. Now, after serving 10 years as a chaplain at the Episcopal Campus Ministry at Rutgers, he is leaving. But despite walking away from the University, he said he will always be a lifelong learner as he moves to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in South River.