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Article ID: 689517

Tufts Names New Director of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging

Tufts University

Tufts University today named Sarah Booth, Ph.D., the new director of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Center for Research on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts.

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14-Feb-2018 9:25 AM EST
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Article ID: 687951

More Evidence of Link Between Severe Gum Disease and Cancer Risk

Tufts University

A new study adds to accumulating research that gum disease is associated with some cancer risk, reporting a 24 percent increase in the risk of cancer among participants with severe periodontitis. The highest risk was observed in cases of lung cancer, followed by colorectal cancer.

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16-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST
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    8-Jan-2018 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 687475

New Catalyst for Making Fuels From Shale Gas

Tufts University

Methane in shale gas can be turned into hydrocarbon fuels using an innovative platinum and copper alloy catalyst, according to new research led by UCL (University College London) and Tufts University.

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8-Jan-2018 11:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 687268

Veterinary Surgeons Perform First-Known Brain Surgery to Treat Hydrocephalus in Fur Seal

Tufts University

A neurosurgical team at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has successfully performed what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind brain surgery on a Northern fur seal named Ziggy Star in an attempt to address her worsening neurologic condition. Ziggy, an adult female, is recovering well at her permanent home at Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut.

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27-Dec-2017 4:30 PM EST
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Article ID: 686971

Tufts University School of Medicine Unveils New Anatomy Lab, Kicks Off 125th Anniversary

Tufts University

Tufts University School of Medicine opens new gross anatomy lab, introducing a modern, enlarged space for students to learn essential anatomical training. The lab’s opening celebration also launched the school’s 125th anniversary.

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18-Dec-2017 8:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 686775

Exclusive Analysis: Role of Young Voters in Alabama U.S. Senate Race

Tufts University

Youth turnout in yesterday’s special U.S. Senate election in Alabama is estimated to be 23 percent, according to youth vote experts from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE), the preeminent, non-partisan research center on youth engagement at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. Young people were pivotal in tipping the scales for Democratic candidate Doug Jones.

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13-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 686204

New Process Could Be Key to Understanding Complex Rearrangements in Genome

Tufts University

A team led by Tufts University biologists has successfully harnessed new technology to develop an approach that could allow for rapid and precise identification of the CGRs involved in disease, cancer and disorder development, which is critical for diagnosis and treatment. The results appeared this week in the December issue of Genome Research.

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5-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 686093

When the Nose Doesn’t Know: Can Loss of Smell Be Repaired?

Tufts University

Researchers at Tufts are examining the behavior of stem cells within the context of aging and loss of smell. In Cell Stem Cell, they report mechanisms to regenerate adult stem cells in mice to restore smell cells: it mimics induced pluripotency, but is simpler, involving only two Yamanaka factors.

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4-Dec-2017 9:05 AM EST
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Aging, All Journal News, Cell Biology, Neuro, Cell (journal), Local - Massachusetts, Local - Boston Metro, Grant Funded News

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Article ID: 685807

Tufts University Engineer Wins Air Force Grant for Ultra-High-Resolution Bio-Imaging

Tufts University

Xiaocheng Jiang, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the School of Engineering at Tufts University, has been awarded an early-career award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) for his work developing graphene-based microfluidics for ultra-high-resolution, dynamic bio-imaging.

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28-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 685673

Price Changes for Seven Foods Could Save Thousands of Lives Per Year, Study Says

Tufts University

Changing the prices of seven foods, including fruits, vegetables and sugar-sweetened beverages, could reduce annual deaths from stroke, diabetes and cardiovascular disease by 3-9 percent and address disparities in the United States.

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27-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST
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