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Racial and Ethnic Stereotypes May Contribute to Obesity Among Minorities

Rutgers-led research finds that exposure to hurtful messages might diminish motivation to lose weight.

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Rutgers University–Newark Wins $3.5 Million Federal Grant to Boost Minority Representation in STEM Fields

Rutgers University–Newark has received a $3.5 million grant to continue its efforts in leading a statewide program to increase minority representation in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

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Hear Jane Read: Psychologist’s Research Gives New Meaning to Semantics, Value of Reading Aloud

For years a key way of diagnosing dyslexia has been how well a person reads aloud.  Similarly, the reading skills of adult readers also have been assessed by having them read words aloud.  “The idea is that the more you

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Working to Loosen the Grip of Severe Mental Illness

A neuroscientist at Rutgers University-Newark says the human brain operates much the same whether active or at rest – a finding that could provide a better understanding of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other serio

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Child Welfare Arguments Against Marriage Equality Not Supported by History, Social Science or Legal Considerations, Says Law Professor

Newark, NJ, June 5, 2014 – In his new book, Same-Sex Marriage and Children: A Tale of History, Social Science, and Law, Professor Carlos A.

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