A novel medical device that works as an absorbable implant for meniscal reconstruction, invented by researchers at Rutgers, received the 2021 Thomas Edison Patent Award in the Biotechnology category. The tissue-engineered implant treats meniscal tears to lessen or even entirely rid the need for a total knee replacement surgery.
Three Rutgers University researchers seek to address important gaps in understanding not only the cognitive, neural, and immunological consequences of COVID-19 in older African Americans but also how those consequences can impact this population’s risk for Alzheimer’s Disease.
Despite the belief that early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is crucial, a new Rutgers study found that the diagnosis may unintentionally impact social relationships and activity.
Rutgers researchers studying COVID-19 have created a new way to deliver DNA molecules into skin cells, using a suction technique similar to the ancient healing practice of cupping that increases blood circulation and promotes healing.
In some New Jersey communities, up to 8 percent of children have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) — more than triple the national average, according to a Rutgers study.
Rutgers researchers have linked the genetic disorders Fragile X and SHANK3 deletion syndrome – both linked to autism and health problems – to walking patterns by examining the microscopic movements of those wearing motion-sensored sneakers.