Research Highlights

Space Jam: Team Chemistry Counts Beyond the Stars

Space Jam: Team Chemistry Counts Beyond the Stars

By Ed Moorhouse Imagine being stuck in an apartment with a roommate you don’t get along with, only you can’t leave, even for just a few hours. If it sounds unbearable, just think of what it must be like for space station crews who live with each other — and put up with the good […]

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A Family Recipe: Researcher Digs Into Uniqueness of Thanksgiving Meal

A Family Recipe: Researcher Digs Into Uniqueness of Thanksgiving Meal

By Tom McLaughlin While many holidays are associated with certain foods – think Feast of the Seven Fishes for Italians on Christmas Eve or corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day – more than any other holiday, Thanksgiving is centered, both literally and figuratively, around the meal itself. “Thanksgiving can be said to be […]

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Shakespeare in the Lab: Small RNA Molecules Take Leading Role in Brain Function

Shakespeare in the Lab: Small RNA Molecules Take Leading Role in Brain Function

By Ed Moorhouse A common supporting player in molecular biology could be taking on a leading role in brain function, according to research being done at Rutgers University–Camden. The new finding shows that fragments of transfer RNA molecules are impacting changes occurring in brain activity with age, and that could lead to a better understanding […]

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Rutgers-Camden Researcher Explores Impact of Childhood Trauma in Adulthood

Rutgers-Camden Researcher Explores Impact of Childhood Trauma in Adulthood

Courtenay Cavanaugh, an assistant professor of psychology at Rutgers University–Camden, and fellow researchers examine the heterogeneity of adverse childhood experiences in a new study.

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City Ants Rule: Ecologist Finds Diverse Ant Population in Urban Environments

City Ants Rule: Ecologist Finds Diverse Ant Population in Urban Environments

By Ed Moorhouse Unless there is an army of them converging on discarded food on the sidewalk, ants largely go unnoticed in cities. But among the hustle and bustle of daily urban life, there is a diverse ecosystem thriving beneath our feet. “There’s this idea that ecology stops when you get to the city, but […]

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