Rutgers Health News

Rutgers operates the New Jersey Hopeline, the state’s first suicide prevention hotline.

The Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (RSDM) will lead a team of health care professionals to investigate the possible link between mental health issues and poor oral health with a one-year grant from the New Jersey Health Foundation.

Kunal Shah, an assistant professor of endocrinology at Rutgers University’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School specializing in the treatment of obesity for more than a decade, sees reason for hope in newly approved diabetes medications hitting the market.
David J. Cennimo, an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, says there’s no need for people to take special steps to avoid monkeypox.
Research by Rutgers scientist and an international team reveal structures unique in biology.
Rutgers Cancer Institute researcher Eileen White leads effort to take on cancer cachexia.
Pediatric professionals can play an important role in identifying parental depression, but may not adequately screen for symptoms, Rutgers study finds.
Cannabis users appear to be less aware of unhealthy relationship strategies they may use with their partners when discussing a conflict, according to a Rutgers study
Irregular production of brain cells may lead to autism spectrum disorder, a Rutgers study finds
People with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are prone to tooth decay, and a new study from Rutgers may explain why: reduced strength and durability of enamel and dentin, the hard substance under enamel that gives structure to teeth.
Identification of growth factors produced in patients with severe asthma may lead to new therapies, a study including Rutgers scientists finds
A Rutgers Poison Control Center expert discusses how parents can safely navigate feeding infants amid the scarcity
An expert from Rutgers’ Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth discusses warning signs and how to address violence-related fears

Hours before deploying to Iraq in November 2003 – and just three months before he was killed by a roadside bomb – Army 2nd Lt. Jeffrey Graham called his parents with a request: No matter what happened to him, never stop talking about his brother, Kevin, who died by suicide.  

Researchers at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School have identified immune cells in the intestine that are needed to prevent Inflammatory Bowell Disease (IBD), Colitis and Chron’s disease, which affects three million people in the United States.

This and another large genetic study, just published in Nature, point to similar genes and biological mechanisms that start to hone in on the root causes of the severe psychiatric disorder
Educating patients and health care workers can diminish disparities and yield better patient care
New findings by Rutgers researchers show activities of specialized brain cells differ based on their location

The Rutgers University Board of Governors voted to approve Gary Heir as the Robert and Susan Carmel Chair in Algesiology at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, effective today.

The Rutgers University Board of Governors voted to approve Elisa Bandera, an internationally recognized expert in nutrition and cancer epidemiology, as the Unilever Chair for the Study of Diet and Nutrition in the Prevention of Chronic Disease at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

A Rutgers study finds patients who repeatedly tested negative but had COVID-19 clinical signs were likely to have COVID-19
Industry-Academia Collaboration Aims to Advance Innovative Biomedical Research and Drug Discovery, Improve Patients’ Lives
Rutgers study finds airborne particles containing the virus beyond self-isolation rooms in homes of COVID-19 infected people.