Health Matters

Research and clinical developments in the biomedical and health sciences

Michelle Arent and Shawn Arent in gym

Dynamic Duo

Shawn and Michelle Arent are the conditioning gurus at the Center for Health and Human Performance.

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Sleep: The Antidote for Fear

How REM sleep promotes the emotional resilience to withstand fear and distress. 

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Curbing a Crisis

Rutgers gets funding to create the nation’s first apprenticeship program for alcohol and drug counselors.

Jean-Francois Daneault

A Devotion to Motion

Jean-Francois Daneault, a professor who researches neurological diseases, is taking aim at Parkinson's.

Ann Marie P. Mauro and Debora L. Tracey SN’99,’07

Social Inequities and Poor Health

New initiative will prepare nurses to better serve people by recognizing social determinants and their impact on patients' well-being.  

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Empathy and Depression

Rutgers–Newark psychology team determines that these emotions reside in the same region of the brain.

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Hope for MS?

Exposure to certain gastrointestinal bacteria may trigger multiple sclerosis, research suggests. 

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A Brake on Bigotry

Confronting somebody making an insensitive remark may impact the offending person’s thinking.