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Ashley Lauren Foundation club offers supports for children with pediatric cancer

The Ashley Lauren Foundation Club at Rutgers provides financial and emotional support to families of children facing pediatric cancer. The club is an independent, non-profit organization, based in Spring Lake, New Jersey. According to their mission statement, they illustrate a strong commitment to providing direct financial, material and emotional support for children and their families.  Pediatric cancer is the second leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 14, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). An estimated 1,250 children are expected to succumb to the disease in 2016, with about 10,380 children diagnosed last year. The club will host an event in February called the "RU Brew: Cup Of Love" CoffeeHouse event at the Red Lion Cafe on the College Avenue Campus.

Rutgers School of Dental Health researcher Daniel Kadouri is studying predatory bacteria and how they interact with drug-resistant bacteria, like those that cause MRSA. Predatory bacteria may be able to eat their disease-causing counterparts, helping cure infected persons.

Rutgers researcher studies pathogen-eating bacteria

Two different bacteria may soon be used to fight drug-resistant pathogens, helping treat infections that are currently very difficult to manage. Daniel Kadouri, researcher with the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, is studying the clinical application of predatory bacteria that could potentially fight their drug-resistant counterparts.

Courtesy of Robokind | Texas-based Robokind invented Milo, an educational robot intended to help teach children with an autism spectrum disorder social skills.

New robot engages with autistic youth

Robokind — an advanced social robotics company based in Texas — is developing a machine which engages children with Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and administers research-based lessons to teach social behavior.

The 40,000,000 Americans with student debt owe a combined total of $1.2 trillion to various sources. The federal government is providing certain services to make it easier for students to either pay off their debts, or have them forgiven.

How to ease student debt burden

Students collectively owe more than $1.2 trillion in debt, with that number increasing by $3,000 every second. The Loan Forgiveness and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program could potentially prove costly for student borrowers participating in either program.

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