Tag: Physics

Professor Collaborates on Anesthetics Research

Professor Collaborates on Anesthetics Research

General anesthetics put patients “to sleep,” rendering them unconscious and immobile during a surgical procedure.  But understanding how they actually work in the brain can be as hazy as patients are when they wake up. “When anesthetics are at work, you have much less electrical activity going on in your brain,” says Grace Brannigan, an […]

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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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Research Could Lead to Advances inTreatments for Neurological Disorders, Thyroid Diseases

Research Could Lead to Advances inTreatments for Neurological Disorders, Thyroid Diseases

An innovative research project at Rutgers–Camden that combines computational and experimental science is uncovering information that could lead to advances in treatments for neurological disorders and thyroid diseases. To solve the puzzle, Rutgers–Camden professors Grace Brannigan and Joseph Martin are studying a protein fundamental to our understanding of the brain: the GABA(A) receptor. “We’re trying […]

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Big Research on a Small Scale

Big Research on a Small Scale

This summer, Rutgers–Camden students are doing some very big research on the smallest possible scale. A team of undergraduates is creating nanoparticles from different materials — such as copper, gold, and silver — using laser processing to seek out new avenues for material interaction and new applications for the nanoparticles they’re generating. “We’re interested in […]

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