Rutgers Health News

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.

Children in families that struggled to provide diapers were more likely to have disrupted, shorter sleep periods, Rutgers study finds.
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
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.
The test, which is up for approval for clinical testing, could guide treatment and identify high-risk patients.
They are among 564 scientists, engineers and innovators recognized for their achievements.
While most people living with HIV have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, younger and Black individuals are hesitant to get vaccinated and have lower vaccination rates, according to a new study by Rutgers researchers.
A first-of-its-kind study by Rutgers reveals the professional and personal impact of COVID-19
The CDC upgraded its guidance acknowledging that cloth masks are not as effective as surgical and N95 masks to protect against COVID-19 as the highly contagious Omicron variant continues to drive a record-breaking number of cases across the country.
Danielle Dick, an internationally recognized and award-winning expert on genetic and environmental influences on human behavior, has been appointed as the inaugural director of the Rutgers Addiction Research Center (RuARC) at the Rutgers Brain Health Institute.
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.