Tag: Biology

Rutgers–Camden Students Help LEAP Innovators in “Fab Lab”

Rutgers–Camden Students Help LEAP Innovators in “Fab Lab”

Liz Ramos sketches out a shape on a notepad while taking inventory of the robotics parts assembled on her desk at the LEAP Academy University Charter School.  If she’s missing a gear or some other piece for her prototype, she won’t panic.  She’ll simply invent one. Ramos and her innovative classmates are taking their designs […]

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Students at Lead Typhoon Haiyan Fundraising Effort

Students at Lead Typhoon Haiyan Fundraising Effort

As recovery efforts from Typhoon Haiyan continue throughout southeast Asia, Filipino students from Rutgers–Camden are leading a campus-wide fundraiser  to help the millions of displaced families still seeking relief from the devastation caused by the Nov. 8 storm. “We’re doing all that we can do to help,” says Kristiana Rivera, a sophomore biology major from […]

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Rutgers–Camden Graduate Interns at White House

Rutgers–Camden Graduate Interns at White House

CAMDEN — As an aspiring physician and healthcare advocate, Salima Mostafa says she hopes to one day become a health policy advisor to the President of the United States.  With that goal in mind, she’s certainly carving out her path in the right place. The 2013 Rutgers–Camden graduate is interning at the White House this […]

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Researchers Unravel Genetic Web to Help Target Diseases

Researchers Unravel Genetic Web to Help Target Diseases

Like a complex wiring system, the genetic network within a cell is an interconnected web of strands communicating to ensure the proper function of an organism. At Rutgers–Camden, computational biologists are slowly untangling the web to understand how all the pieces fit together. The work is a step toward understanding the regulation of gene expression, […]

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Doctoral Research on Fruit Flies Seeks Answers to Cell Signaling Problems

Doctoral Research on Fruit Flies Seeks Answers to Cell Signaling Problems

In a research lab on the Rutgers–Camden campus, Matt Niepielko reaches for a vial containing about 50 fruit flies and begins to observe them. The tiny species may seem insignificant — or annoying, if they’re floating around your kitchen — but in this room, each fly plays an important role in our understanding of genetics. […]

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