Tag: Biology

Research Seeks Ways to Fight Drug Resistant Bacteria

Research Seeks Ways to Fight Drug Resistant Bacteria

If the best defense is a good offense, then a preemptive strike to prevent bacteria from sticking to a cell might be the best way to improve treatment for bacterial infections and fight off drug resistant bacteria. “For many bacteria to infect you, they first stick to your cells, then get inside your cells and […]

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Study of Fruit Fly MicroRNA Unravels Clues to Aging

Study of Fruit Fly MicroRNA Unravels Clues to Aging

Diseases like Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s are often associated with aging, but the biological link between the two is less certain.  Researchers at Rutgers University–Camden are seeking insight into this connection by studying very small RNA molecules in the common fruit fly. “As the flies in our experiment age, we’re able to detect specific patterns of […]

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Rutgers–Camden Researcher Studies Ice Worms to Help Extend Organ Life for Transplants

Rutgers–Camden Researcher Studies Ice Worms to Help Extend Organ Life for Transplants

The cold weather keeping much of the country in a deep freeze this winter can quite literally be a real drain on a person’s health.  A Rutgers University–Camden researcher is looking for a way to keep energy levels up, even when the temperature drops. “If you want to live in the cold, you have to […]

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Rutgers–Camden Student Wins New Jersey Space Grant Consortium Scholarship

Rutgers–Camden Student Wins New Jersey Space Grant Consortium Scholarship

Matthew Ratti, a Voorhees resident, has been awarded a prestigious New Jersey Space Grant Consortium scholarship for research he is performing as a junior biology major at Rutgers–Camden . The consortium was established in 1991 by a grant from NASA to foster research development in New Jersey and advance education in the STEM fields: science, […]

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Student Earns Prestigious Honor from Genetics Society of America

Student Earns Prestigious Honor from Genetics Society of America

Matt Niepielko, a Toms River resident and a doctoral student in computational and integrative biology at Rutgers–Camden, has been honored with the DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics from the Genetics Society of America. The prestigious award is bestowed upon graduate students and postdoctoral trainees to support travel costs for national and international […]

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