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Every autumn, people get a flu shot in the hope of not falling seriously ill. Jessica Belser, a Class of 2003 alumna, works at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Influenza Division to study the pathogenesis and transmission of the virus, or how the virus develops and spreads. Belser has worked with similar viruses in the past, including H5N1, or the bird flu, as well as the Ebola virus.She works in a high-containment facility, where many precautions are taken to prevent the virus from being spread outside of the laboratory.
Diabetes is a major medical condition that affects many people throughout the world.Today, Diabetes has become the seventh-leading cause of death.
Founding Father Benjamin Franklin once wrote that the Parisians would greatly benefit through “the economy of using sunshine instead of candles.” Although daylight saving time did not originate from him, his words highlight the basis of the concept.
Genetically modified foods (GMFs) are becoming increasingly prevalent in stores, but they are rarely labeled and the public generally is not aware of whether an item has a modified ingredient or not.A paper published in 2013 explained how the public perceives the risks associated with genetically modified foods, said Cara Cuite, an associate research professor in the Department of Human Ecology.
A hurricane made landfall on the coast of Mexico just more than a week ago, and was the strongest recorded hurricane in the history of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, according to the National Hurricane Center.The hurricane, named Patricia, was upgraded from a tropical storm to a hurricane rapidly as a result of ideal storm growth conditions, said Benjamin Lintner, an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Science.“It didn’t encounter the large amount of wind shear that would cause the strengthening process to slow down,” Lintner said.
Genetically modified organisms are often promoted as being a more efficient way to grow crops to feed a growing population, but some people are concerned they cause more harm than is apparent.Steven Druker, a public-interest lawyer from Ohio spoke to the University community last Monday to discuss GMOs in his new book "Altered Genes: Twisted Truth."
Certain species of parasitic wasps reproduce by injecting behavior-altering chemicals into a host insect.
Zombies have been revived and reinvented in popular culture over the last several years. Television shows like "The Walking Dead" and films like "28 Days Later" and "Zombieland" have created many new zombie enthusiasts.Actual human zombies are very unlikely though, said Kimberlee Moran, a part-time lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice at Rutgers-Camden.
Do aliens exist?Not as far as we know. But scientists at NASA announced last week that they discovered certain signals emanating from a star that were inconsistent from what they should have been.
An organization at Rutgers aims to provide more opportunities to apply the information engineering students learn.The organization, led by Ely Nazar, a senior in the School of Engineering, is called the Rutgers Formula Racing, or RFR.
The Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) is trying to find ways for Rutgers to be more environmentally friendly and at the same time satisfy the energy needs of tens of thousands of students, faculty, and staff.The REI Energy Contest is an annual competition that encourages undergraduate students to devise methods for improving energy efficiency at Rutgers, according to the REI website.
Physics has long been reputed for its complex formulas and its perplexing concepts, but two college professors are looking to simplify it by bridging science with theater.David Maiullo, a physics support specialist at Rutgers, and Eric Krebs, a producer and professor at Baruch College, have put together an off-Broadway physics demonstration show called “That Physics Show.” The play consists of various experiments that demonstrate the basic laws and equations of physics.
Over the last month, New Jersey residents have been worried about both a drought and a hurricane.
The cause of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is uncertain, but scientists may now have new theories on how the disease spreads.Recent research from Nature, International Weekly Journal of Science, suggests that prions, or misfolded proteins, influence the development of Alzheimer’s.
A night of drinking out is a common
source of entertainment for many college students, but the next morning usually
brings on the unpleasant experience of a hangover.Robert Pandina, director of the
Center of Alcohol Studies, said there are many misconceptions about what a
hangover is, and subsequently, there are misconceptions about how people
suffering from them can cure themselves.“A hangover is basically a
withdrawal syndrome,” he said.
A group of current and former college students designed an application that may make it easier to find the nearest hospital available for immediate care.The group, composed of current Rutgers students Viral Jogani and Dean Rexines, both School of Engineering students, as well as Rutgers alumnus Jay Ravaliya and current University of Michigan student Haitham Maaieh, designed an iPhone application to tackle a common issue with emergency care.
On September 19, the first World Marrow Donor Day (WMDD) will happen across all 50 states in a campaign against cancer.
Solar energy has grown in leaps and bounds from where it began years ago.Colin McCormick, a Washington, D.C.-based researcher at the World Resources Institute, is an energy technology analyst studying renewable solar power. He spoke at the first Energy Policy Series lecture hosted by the Rutgers Energy Institute last Friday.
Global climate change is the “most urgent, number one” issue facing humanity today, Bill Nye said in an interview on Crossfire.New Jersey and other states in the Northeast just witnessed the coldest winter in recent times, but almost every other country and ocean in the northern hemisphere saw the warmest, according to data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
New Jersey and other states in the northeastern United States just witnessed the coldest winter in recent times, while almost every other country and ocean in the northern hemisphere saw the warmest, according to data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.