On February 24, the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition & Health (IFNH) held the first official meeting of its collective leadership team. The leadership team is made up of institute champions and advocates from three academic departments, three major staff organizations, and three schools within the university, underscoring the institute’s core values of interdisciplinarity, collective success and community responsibility. [Read more...]
Join Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory Director Dave Bushek on a virtual tour of the facilities and the important research conducted there for WHYY’s Friday Arts. Bushek demonstrates the process of raising disease-resistant oysters and explains how it not only benefits consumers and the oyster industry, but fish and birds as well.
The principle of “one medicine” or, as it is sometimes called, “one health” deems that the relationship between human and animal medicine and public health and the environment is inseparable. Ralph Brinster, V.M.D., Ph.D., exemplifies the concept.
A 1953 graduate from the Department of Animal Sciences of what was known then as Rutgers’ College of Agriculture, he received his veterinary degree and his doctorate in physiology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Richard King Mellon Professor of Reproductive Physiology with the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Graduate School at Penn. Throughout his brilliant career at Penn, he says he still feels “strong ties to Rutgers.”
Three years ago, he was honored at the White House, under the auspices of the National Science Foundation, with the 2010 National Medal of Science, the highest honor the U.S. government bestows on scientists. It is one of many prestigious honors that Brinster has received over the years. [Read more...]
Today, deep waters formed in the northern North Atlantic fill approximately half of the deep ocean globally. In the process, this impacts on the circum-Atlantic climate, regional sea level, and soak up much of the excess atmospheric carbon dioxide from industrialisation – helping to moderate the effects of global warming…A new study led by researchers from the Bjerknes Centre of Climate Research at the University of Bergen (UiB) and Uni Research in Norway, suggests that Atlantic deep water formation may be much more fragile than previously realised. The researchers Eirik Vinje Galaasen (UiB), Ulysses Ninnemann (UiB), Nil Irvali (Uni Research), and Helga (Kikki) Kleiven (UiB) and their colleagues from Rutgers University, USA (Professor Yair Rosenthal), Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement, France (Research Scientist Catherine Kissel) and the University of Cambridge, UK (Professor David Hodell) used the shells of tiny single-celled, bottom-dwelling foraminifera found in marine sediment in the North Atlantic Ocean to reconstruct the surface ocean conditions and concomitant deep ocean circulation of about 125,000 years ago.
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Distinguished Professor of Animal Sciences Dipak Sarkar, who is also the director of Rutgers Endocrine Program, delivered the prestigious 2013 S.K. Manchanda Memorial Oration at the Fifth Congress of the Federation of Indian Physiological Societies (FIPS) in Tirupati, India, on December 17. Selection as Foreign Scientist speaker of the FIPS Oration is the most prestigious honor bestowed by the Federation of Indian Physiological Societies. Sarkar’s lecture was titled “Beta-Endorphin Neuronal Activation: A potential measure to prevent cancer growth, progression and metastasis.”
The Federation of Indian Physiological Societies is comprised of the Physiological Society of India, the Association of Physiological and Pharmacological Society of India, the Society of Animal Physiologists of India and the Indian Society of Comparative Animal Physiology. These four physiological societies send their nominations for speakers for the S.K. Manchandra Memorial Oration/FIPS Oration (for both Indian and foreign scientists), and the final selection is made by the FIPS Executive Committee.
Nobel Laureate Prof. Sir A.F. Huxley delivered the first FIPS Oration on March 16, 1991. The second, third, and fourth orations were delivered by Professors Y. Oomura, Masao Ito, and A. S. Paintal. On November 9, 1998, the FIPS Executive Council renamed the FIPS Oration as the “S.K. Manchanda Memorial FIPS Oration” to honor the late Professor S.K. Manchanda for his contributions to Physiological Sciences in India and FIPS, in particular. This award, bestowed on one Indian and one foreign scientist working in any branch of Physiology, is given in the form of a plaque during the FIPS Congress, which usually takes place once every three years.