New Brunswick, NJ - According to Katie Eder, "Rutgers team behind new heart treatment. A new Rutgers study may lead to better treatment of systolic heart failure, one of the most common cardiac disorders in which the ability to pump blood becomes restricted and whose risks increase with age. Using a pharmaceutical treatment for systolic heart failure developed by Cytokinetics Inc. that is being tested in clinical trials, new research at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School determined the precise interaction between the drug and what researchers call the cardiac "motor."
Bridgeton, NJ - Lou Cooperhouse, director of the Rutgers Food Innovation Center, a globally recognized food business incubation program, will be presenting his research on best practices in food industry entrepreneurship development and business incubation at two leading national conferences during the month of September 2015. Cooperhouse will be a presenter of a half-day intensive training session on “Building Sustainable Food Incubators and Accelerators” at the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) Training Institute, which will be held from September 8-11 in Orlando, FL.
New Brunswick, NJ - Sherine E. Gabriel, MD, shares a common bond with the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Class of 2019; she officially joined the school during the first week of August, too. On Friday, Aug. 7, Gabriel, the first female dean at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, welcomed more than 190 incoming medical students during the annual White Coat Ceremony.
New Brunswick, NJ - Pharmacists have many opportunities for collaborating with nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) on managing chronic and acute conditions commonly seen in the retail health practice setting. That was a central theme of the 1st Annual Convenient Healthcare and Pharmacy Collaborative (CHPC), which featured 10 clinical sessions providing continuing education credits for pharmacists, NPs, PAs.
NJHF Honors 16 Rutgers Faculty Members with 2015 Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Research Awards
New Brunswick, NJ - New Jersey Health Foundation honored 19 faculty members from Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine with 2015 Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Research Awards, which were presented at individual school convocations. Each winner, selected by his/her school, received a framed award and an honorarium to be used to advance his/her teaching or research abilities during the course of the coming year.
New Brunswick, NJ - This is to provide information and updates regarding the newly instituted 2015 pilot grants in neuroscience at Rutgers University. This pilot grant program is organized under the Brain Health Institute, as part of its mission to support neuroscience research across the new Rutgers University. There are two main objectives of these pilot awards.
New Brunswick, NJ - A newly formed team of Rutgers faculty, research staff, and administrators began work last month on the Preparation for Research Excellence Program (PREP), a professional development initiative to support early career faculty members. The program was created by team members in response to the Rutgers Strategic Plan Initiative. Their proposal earned a one-year grant from Rutgers–New Brunswick Provost Lily Young.
New Brunswick, NJ – One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and it is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men other than skin cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. That is why Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and its flagship hospital Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJ) are joining forces to offer a free prostate cancer education and screening event, to provide men and their families with a better understanding of the disease. Registration for the event, which has tested thousands of men over the past 17 years, is now open and will be offered to men across the state on September 15, 16 and 17 in recognition of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
New Brunswick, NJ - A new study recently published in the journal ACS Nano revealed a new technique to trigger muscle cell differentiation from adult stem cells using a genetic approach. The study is entitled “Inducing Stem Cell Myogenesis Using NanoScript” and was conducted by researchers at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in the United States and the Kyoto University in Japan.
New Brunswick, NJ - The researchers at Rutgers found in a new study that overindulging especially in high-fat food could be caused not by a lack of fortitude, but by the unmanageable hormonal response triggered by an imbalance in the brain. If a person lacks the willpower to stop over eating, the best way a person can deal with such ordeal is to have a series of strategic fight-back foods ready. These are foods that will keep the cravings of a person at bay and at the same time have their brain satisfied by signaling to the stomach that it is full. Foods that can stop overeating are actually available.
New Brunswick, N.J. – Several physicians at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey have been named as a ‘Top Cancer Doctor’ by Newsweek magazine. Newsweek just released the list of the nation’s top physicians for cancer care in conjunction with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which publishes America’s Top Doctors. Based on peer nominations, attributes such as board certification, clinical skills, training, years in practice, administrative posts, achievements and other criteria are reviewed and assessed by a physician-led research team assembled by Castle Connolly. According to Castle Connolly, nearly 100,000 nominations are received each year for the honor. In New Jersey alone, 40 Top Cancer Doctors were named to the national list – nine are from the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
New Brunswick, NJ - If you find yourself downing that extra piece of chocolate fudge cake even though you're not hungry, it might be the absence of a hormone in your brain that's causing you to overeat purely for pleasure. In a new Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School study published in Cell Reports, researchers found that when the hormone glucagon like peptide-1 (GLP-1) was reduced in the central nervous system of laboratory mice, they overate and consumed more high fat food.
Need another reason to understand why the Rutgers-UMDNJ merger was so big? Listen to the dean of the medical school
Newark, NJ - According to Tom Bergeron of NJBiz, "Dr. Robert Johnson had been associated with UMNDJ for much of his life. And he's the first to admit that when he heard the school was merging with Rutgers University, he didn't think it would make much of a difference — other than changing a few signs, he joked.
North Brunswick, NJ - According to Joshua Burd of NJBiz, "When Christian Kopfli helped start Chromocell Corp. in 2002, it was similar to many other biotech startups in the state: It was a small lab focusing on research. In this case, on the use of receptor cells in the human body for therapeutics and pain relief."
Trenton, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) continues its series highlighting how entrepreneurs and investors are helping to build New Jersey’s technology ecosystem: In 1999, scientist-turned-entrepreneur Navneet Puri earned his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Rutgers University and went on to found InnoPharma, Inc. in Piscataway just a few years later. The research and development pharmaceutical company, focused on developing complex generic and innovative specialty products in injectable and ophthalmic dosage forms, was ultimately acquired by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer last year. Under Puri’s leadership, InnoPharma had more than 30 products in various stages of development, including 10 generic products that had received Food and Drug Administration approval.
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