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New Jersey Pinelands Helps Student Research Characteristics of Model Fungus Species.

New Jersey Pinelands Helps Student Research Characteristics of Model Fungus Species.

CAMDEN — For students like Ryan Pachucki, New Jersey’s Pinelands National Reserve is a living, growing classroom. Pachucki, a senior biology major at Rutgers-Camden, is studying Neurospora, a type of fungus that grows in the Pine Barrens. He is seeking answers to many interesting and important ecological questions, such as how the fungus adapts to […]

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Student Examines American Combat Experience in World War II and the Vietnam War

Student Examines American Combat Experience in World War II and the Vietnam War

CAMDEN — They fought in different wars, with different enemies, objectives and challenges, but Eugene Sledge and Philip Caputo both endured heavy emotional and physical tolls that came with serving in combat as members of the United States Marine Corps. In Sledge’s stirring memoir, With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa, he gives a […]

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Students Research Parent-Child Interplay in Food Consumption

Students Research Parent-Child Interplay in Food Consumption

CAMDEN — In an age-old tradition, the family meal brings relatives together to nourish the body and rekindle kindred bonds. But take a step back from the table and one realizes that there’s much more to the eye – and the stomach. Who cooks the meal? Who sets the table? Who initiates conversation? Who cleans […]

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Rutgers–Camden Student’s Environmentally Friendly Art Project Teaches Campus Community About Composting

Rutgers–Camden Student’s Environmentally Friendly Art Project Teaches Campus Community About Composting

CAMDEN — Most people might discard their apple cores and banana peels in the nearest garbage bin, but where they see trash, Victoria Widener sees art. The Rutgers–Camden student is teaching the campus community about composting through an environmentally-friendly art project. “To some people, my composting project may not be seen as art, but for […]

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Fruit Fly Research Could Lead to Ways to Extend Life of Human Organs

Fruit Fly Research Could Lead to Ways to Extend Life of Human Organs

CAMDEN — A team of Rutgers–Camden students are performing research that could extend the short shelf life of donated organs used for transplants. Most organs must be transplanted within only a few hours and are kept on ice to ensure they survive. But by studying cold tolerance in the cells of Drosophila melanogaster, the common […]

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