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Rutgers Researchers Invent Lab-on-a-Chip Technology That Could Lead to Wearable Biosensors

Dr. Mehdi Javanmard

New Brunswick, NJ, June 15, 2017 — Imagine wearing a device that continuously analyzes your sweat or blood for different types of biomarkers, such as proteins that show you may have breast cancer or lung cancer.

Rutgers engineers have invented biosensor technology — known as a lab on a chip — that could be used in hand-held or wearable devices to monitor your health and exposure to dangerous bacteria, viruses and pollutants.

“This is really important in the context of personalized medicine or personalized health monitoring,” said Mehdi Javanmard, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Continue reading

Rutgers’ Economic Report Showcases University’s $5.2 Billion Contribution to New Jersey’s Economy

New Brunswick, NJ, June 13, 2017 — Rutgers University fuels New Jersey’s economy as a leading research institution that generates $5.2 billion in economic activity annually and educates, employs and provides health care services to tens of thousands a year, according to a new economic impact report issued by the university on May 4.

To watch the Rutgers report’s accompanying video, click here.

The economic snapshot notes that for every $1 of state funds received by Rutgers, the university returned nearly $7 in economic activity in Fiscal Year 2016. Continue reading

Rutgers University Ranks 21st Among Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents In 2016

New Brunswick, NJ, June 13, 2017 — Rutgers University ranks 21st among the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2016, according to a new report published by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO).

“Research plays a fundamental role at Rutgers and is a critical part of the university’s mission. Our ability to transfer that research and new technologies to industry helps our state’s economy,” said Christopher J. Molloy, Ph.D., R.Ph., Senior Vice President for Research and Economic Development at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Continue reading

Rutgers-Camden to Hold College Fair for Unauthorized Immigrants

Camden, NJ, June 12, 2017 — Kelly Heyboer reports in The Star-Ledger that the state’s largest university is offering help for unauthorized immigrant students who want to attend college in New Jersey.

Rutgers-Camden will host a college fair Saturday, June 10 for unauthorized immigrants interested in taking advantage of a New Jersey law that allows young people living in the country illegally to attend public colleges at in-state tuition rates.

The event will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Camden Campus Center at the corner of Third and Penn streets. Continue reading

Rutgers Health Care Improves Lives, Boosts Economy; Research Generates $31.5 Million in Royalty Income

New Brunswick, NJ, June 6, 2017 — Rutgers University is emerging as a national leader in academic health care, providing top-level services for patients while also boosting the economy statewide, according to a new economic impact report issued by the university.

Rutgers spent more than $684 million in patient care, delivering medical, dental, nursing and psychological services provided by clinicians and specialists and through research and more than 350 clinical trials in fiscal year 2016.

Rutgers Health, the university’s patient care organization that employs more than 1,300 health care professionals, handled 2.1 million patient visits to all locations in fiscal year 2016. Continue reading

Rutgers Research: Graphene-Based Sensor Could Improve Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment of Asthma

New Brunswick, NJ, June 3, 2017 — Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists have created a graphene-based sensor that could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks and improve the management of asthma and other respiratory diseases, preventing hospitalizations and deaths.

The sensor paves the way for the development of devices — possibly resembling fitness trackers like the Fitbit — which people could wear and then know when and at what dosage to take their medication. Continue reading

Rutgers Poll Shows Neighborhood Satisfaction Differs Depending on Race and Income

New Brunswick, NJ, May 30, 2017 — Andrea Alexander reports that most adults in New Jersey are happy with the neighborhood they live in and satisfied with their access to healthy food; places to walk and exercise; and community services, including parks, playgrounds, and libraries.

But not everyone feels that way – and perspectives differ across race and income groups, according to the findings of a poll by Rutgers Center for State Health Policy.

The New Jersey Health and Well-Being Poll found significant differences in the way people perceive the resources in their communities that can influence their health. Continue reading

Rutgers-New Brunswick Inducts Top Two Percent of Graduates into the Matthew Leydt Society

New Brunswick, NJ, May 23, 2017 — Rutgers top graduates were honored by university President Robert Barchi this weekend and inducted into the Matthew Leydt Society, which spotlights the highest academic achievers at New Jersey’s only Big Ten University.

“You represent the top of your programs in terms of academic performance,” Barchi told those who braved the inclement weather and attended an afternoon tea in a tent set up on the grounds of the home of the president and his wife, Francis, an assistant professor in the School of Social Work, on Saturday.  “We are very proud of you and your parents should be as well.” Continue reading

Rutgers Poll Shows Neighborhood Satisfaction Differs Depending on Race and Income

New Brunswick, NJ, May 21, 2017 — Andrea Alexander reports that most adults in New Jersey are happy with the neighborhood they live in and satisfied with their access to healthy food; places to walk and exercise; and community services, including parks, playgrounds, and libraries.

But not everyone feels that way – and perspectives differ across race and income groups, according to the findings of a poll by Rutgers Center for State Health Policy.

The New Jersey Health and Well-Being Poll found significant differences in the way people perceive the resources in their communities that can influence their health. Continue reading

Opinion: Bloustein School Dean James Hughes: ‘Is New Jersey’s $775 Million investment in Rutgers University Paying Off?’

Dr, James Hughes

New Brunswick, NJ, May 15, 2017In an opinion piece published in The Star-Ledger/NJ.com, James W. Hughes, Ph.D., is dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy:

The current year’s state budget of $34.5 billion includes $2.2 billion for higher education — and of that, about $775 million for Rutgers. Is New Jersey’s investment in its state university paying off?

Yes, handsomely. According to a new report by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, every dollar of that state appropriation brings nearly seven dollars in new economic activity in New Jersey. Continue reading