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Rowan, NJIT and Drexel partner to solve regional water problems

Newark, NJ, November 17, 2014 – Last week, water researchers from Rowan University, Drexel University and NJIT signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), which initiates an alliance amongst these three universities to collaboratively tackle the complex challenges that affect water resources in the region. Read the rest of this entry »

Rutgers patents technology to advance stem cell therapeutics

New Brunswick, NJ, November 17, 2014 – According to, “Rutgers University Chemistry Associate Professor Ki-Bum Lee has developed patent-pending technology that may overcome one of the critical barriers to harnessing the full therapeutic potential of stem cells. Lee and colleagues at Rutgers and Kyoto University in Japan have invented a platform they call NanoScript, an important breakthrough for researchers in the area of gene expression. Gene expression is the way information encoded in a gene is used to direct the assembly of a protein molecule, which is integral to the process of tissue development through stem cell therapeutics.” Read the rest of this entry »

NJIT scientists win grant for network mobile devices in the cloud

Newark, NJ, November 17, 2014 – A team of computer scientists at NJIT has won a multi-year grant from the National Science Foundation to come up with a platform that would allow mobile devices to interact with each other with help from the cloud. The technology they are developing is designed to support collaborative applications in areas such as healthcare, safety, and social interaction, potentially benefiting millions of users. Read the rest of this entry »

Rutgers engineers create app to cut risk of power outages

New Brunswick, NJ, November 17, 2014 - Janne Lindqvist, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Rutgers developed an easy-to-use smartphone app to help keep the lights on in a heavily wooded New Jersey suburb that suffered widespread power outages during Superstorm Sandy. According to the New Jersey Business Magazine, Lindqvist received National Science Foundation funding to research crowdsourcing Read the rest of this entry »
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