Tag: Biology

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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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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Research Excellence: Biology Major Earns American Society for Microbiology Fellowship

Research Excellence: Biology Major Earns American Society for Microbiology Fellowship

By Ed Moorhouse Michael Bamimore, a senior biology major at Rutgers University–Camden and a Belleville resident, has been awarded the prestigious Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). As one of 43 fellowship recipients from across the country, Bamimore has an opportunity to present his research at the 2016 ASM Microbe Meeting […]

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Living the Dream: Daughter of Bangladeshi Immigrants Aspires to be Pediatrician

Living the Dream: Daughter of Bangladeshi Immigrants Aspires to be Pediatrician

Farhana Haque, a first-year biology student at Rutgers–Camden and the daughter of Bangladeshi immigrants, dreams of being a pediatrician.

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Thriving Ecosystem Rising on Vacant Camden Lot Could Represent New Model for Environmental Sustainability

Thriving Ecosystem Rising on Vacant Camden Lot Could Represent New Model for Environmental Sustainability

By Ed Moorhouse An old sneaker lies on the ground on a fenced-in vacant lot between two buildings on Market Street in Camden. Not far from the sneaker, a plastic bag tries to break free from the metal fence, and empty plastic drink bottles hide among the weeds. In the middle of the lot is […]

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