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Schizophrenia

Promise of Faster, More Accessible Schizophrenia Diagnosis

A portable device common in optometrists’ offices may hold the key to faster diagnosis of schizophrenia, predicting relapse and symptom severity and assessing treatment...
3D-Printed Smart Gelvideo

3D-Printed Smart Gel That Walks Underwater, Moves Objects

Rutgers University–New Brunswick engineers have created a 3D-printed smart gel that walks underwater and grabs objects and moves them.The watery creation could lead to...
Alzheimer's

Rutgers-Newark Neuroscientist Devises Test to Catch Alzheimer’s Symptoms Early

A Rutgers University–Newark neuroscientist may be onto a fast, inexpensive and noninvasive way to identify whether people are likely to contract Alzheimer's long before...
Epileptic Seizures

Epileptic Seizures and Depression May Share a Common Genetic Cause, Study...

From the time of Hippocrates, physicians have suspected a link between epilepsy and depression. Now, for the first time, scientists at Rutgers University–New Brunswick...
Cancer Detection

Faster, More Accurate Cancer Detection Using Nanoparticles, Rutgers-Led Study Finds

Using light-emitting nanoparticles, Rutgers University-New Brunswickscientists have invented a highly effective method to detect tiny tumors and track their spread, potentially leading to earlier...
Lyme Disease

New Lyme Disease Tests Could Offer Quicker, More Accurate Detection

New tests to detect early Lyme disease – which is increasing beyond the summer months – could replace existing tests that often do not...
Antibiotics

Antibiotics from a “Molecular Pencil Sharpener”

Picture a brand-new, unsharpened pencil. The graphite at its core can’t be used for writing until a pencil sharpener chews away its wooden tip.Now...
graphene

Taming “Wild” Electrons in Graphene

Graphene – a one-atom-thick layer of the stuff in pencils – is a better conductor than copper and is very promising for electronic devices,...
climate change

Sea-level Rise, Not Stronger Storm Surge, Will Cause Future NYC Flooding

Rising sea levels caused by a warming climate threaten greater future storm damage to New York City, but the paths of stronger future storms...
biomorph actuation device

Acting Like a Muscle, Nano-Sized Device Lifts 165 Times its Own...

Imagine repeatedly lifting 165 times your weight without breaking a sweat – a feat normally reserved for heroes like Spider-Man.Rutgers University-New Brunswick engineers have...
Additive Manufacturing

Print No Evil: Three-Layer Technique Helps Secure Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, is replacing conventional fabrication processes in critical areas ranging from aerospace components to medical implants. But because...
wearable biosensors

Lab on a Chip Could Monitor Health, Germs and Pollutants

Imagine wearing a device that continuously analyzes your sweat or blood for different types of biomarkers, such as proteins that show you may have...
climate change

Stony Corals More Resistant to Climate Change Than Thought, Rutgers Study...

Stony corals may be more resilient to ocean acidification than once thought, according to a Rutgers University study that shows they rely on proteins...
artificial atom

Creation of Artificial Atoms

The ScienceFor the first time, scientists created a tunable artificial atom in graphene. They demonstrated that a vacancy in graphene can be charged in...
anti-aging compounds

A UO Lab Digs into Worms in the Quest to Lengthen...

Worms. Might they help us live a healthier and longer life?Extending human life in ways that keep people both healthy and productive is a...
glowing crystals

Glowing Crystals Can Detect, Cleanse Contaminated Drinking Water

Tiny, glowing crystals designed to detect and capture heavy-metal toxins such as lead and mercury could prove to be a powerful new tool in...
metal impurities

Atomic Imperfections

Using cutting-edge first-principles calculations, researchers at the UC Santa Barbara have demonstrated the mechanism by which transition metal impurities — iron in particular —...
High-Quality Graphene

Rutgers Engineers Use Microwaves to Produce High-Quality Graphene

Rutgers University engineers have found a simple method for producing high-quality graphene that can be used in next-generation electronic and energy devices: bake the...