Rutgers Health News

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

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
A Rutgers study finds patients who repeatedly tested negative but had COVID-19 clinical signs were likely to have COVID-19
Rutgers study finds airborne particles containing the virus beyond self-isolation rooms in homes of COVID-19 infected people.
The test, which is up for approval for clinical testing, could guide treatment and identify high-risk patients.
A first-of-its-kind study by Rutgers reveals the professional and personal impact of COVID-19
Exposure to phthalates—a group of chemicals found in everything from plastics to personal care products to electronics—may disrupt an important hormone needed to sustain a healthy pregnancy, according to a Rutgers study.
COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted employment for minority populations resulting in higher unemployment rates and healthcare concerns, according to a Rutgers study.
Chronic hypertension is contributing substantially to maternal deaths in the United States, with particular risk among Black women, according to new Rutgers research.
A surgical treatment commonly used to reduce epileptic seizures in adults also is effective and safe for children, according to a Rutgers study.
New Jersey’s autism rate is higher than the national average, according to Rutgers contributors to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Study
COVID-19 saliva testing kits that include a novel preservative can also be used to measure microscopic organisms in the mouth, a Rutgers study found.
Maternal depression after childbirth affects a mothers’ economic welfare and financial stability up to 15 years later, according to a Rutgers study.
Rutgers has named its first vice chancellor of population health to oversee initiatives that will offer better solutions to prevent disease and manage populations with chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease, which costs the United States billions each year.