Rutgers researchers are harnessing AI and robotics to deliver new hope for spinal cord injury patients, successfully stabilizing an enzyme able to degrade scar tissue resulting from spinal cord injuries and promote tissue regeneration.
A Culture of Inquiry
Discoveries Around Every Corner
Breakthroughs in knowledge—technology, the humanities, or health care—are the essence of a top research university. At Rutgers, we have a strong track record of discovery—from finding a cure for tuberculosis to developing eco-friendly building materials, just to name a few.
America's Research Engine
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey stands among America’s highest-ranked public research universities as a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of American Universities. The oldest, largest, and top-ranked public university in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, we're a research powerhouse unrivaled in New Jersey with research expenditures topping $730 million annually.
Our Global Reach
Our research and discoveries have a strong impact on the world and aid in combating climate change.
As a public research university, we are committed to ensuring the public's trust in our scientific and scholarly endeavors and strive to foster a culture of responsible conduct of research.
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From Inspiration to Impact
Rutgers researchers are leading the charge forward—asking the big questions, challenging what we know, and sparking innovation—to improve the human condition and to transform the world.
A rapid test that detects all known COVID-19 variants, including the highly transmissible Omicron variant, has been developed by researchers at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.
Addressing one of the most profoundly unanswered questions in biology, a Rutgers-led team has discovered the structures of proteins that may be responsible for the origins of life in the primordial soup of ancient Earth.