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Biologists Induce Flatworms to Grow Heads and Brains of Other Species


Biologists at Tufts University have succeeded in inducing one species of flatworm to grow heads and brains characteristic of another species of flatworm without altering genomic sequence. The work reveals physiological circuits as a new kind of...
24-Nov-2015 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Walking Faster or Longer Linked to Significant Cardiovascular Benefits in Older Adults

In one of the first studies of its kind, Tufts researchers show that even among Americans in their mid-70’s and older, being more active, including walking at a reasonable pace or distance, is linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular events.
19-Nov-2015 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study in Mice Suggests Coconut Oil Can Control Overgrowth of a Fungal Pathogen in GI Tract

A new study from researchers at Tufts University found that coconut oil controlled the overgrowth of a fungal pathogen called Candida albicans in mice. In humans, high levels of C. albicans in the gastrointestinal tract can lead to bloodstream...
17-Nov-2015 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Solving Slippery 80-Year-Old Mystery, Tufts Chemist Discovers Way to Isolate Single-Crystal Ice Surfaces


A Tufts University chemist has discovered a way to select specific surfaces of single-crystal ice for study, a long-sought breakthrough that could help researchers answer essential questions about climate and the environment.
30-Oct-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Tufts University's Gordon Institute Launches Master's Program in Innovation & Management

Most science and engineering majors don't have the flexibility to take courses outside their core technical field. The Gordon Institute at Tufts University's School of Engineering is launching a one-year M.S. in innovation & management to equip...
27-Oct-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Tufts University Junior Wins 2015 Global Peter Drucker Challenge


Tufts University junior Khuyen G. Bui has won the 2015 Global Peter Drucker Challenge, selected from among 148 students from dozens of countries in an essay contest focused on managing oneself in the digital age. As grand prize winner, Bui will be...
20-Oct-2015 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Dog’s Recovery at Tufts Highlights Need for Genetic Testing, Owner Vigilance


The remarkable recovery of a dog nursed back to health from the brink of death by Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University highlights the value of a simple genetic test that can help owners determine if their pets are vulnerable to...
20-Oct-2015 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Tufts Biophysicist Receives NIH New Innovator Award for Ebola Research


James Munro of Tufts University School of Medicine is a recipient of the 2015 National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award. Munro is using imaging of glycoproteins to investigate how Ebola and related viruses enter host cells....
6-Oct-2015 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Ebola is a Nutrition Crisis Too, Tufts University Expert says

9-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Take Care of Your Gums During Pregnancy

1-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Children Exposed to Second-Hand Smoke at Higher Risk of Tooth Decay

6-Feb-2014 3:00 PM EST

The Farm Bill and Food Assistance; Tufts University Expert Available to Comment

15-Jan-2014 10:00 AM EST

Seven Ways Parents Can Manage Holiday Stress, from Tufts Child Development Expert

Tufts University child development expert George Scarlett recommends ways that parents can help their children and themselves navigate the holidays more successfully.
10-Dec-2013 11:00 AM EST

Expert on Youth Risk Reduction Available to Talk About Family Meals

27-Aug-2013 1:40 PM EDT

Simple Precautions Can Help Ward Off EEE, West Nile

Every year reported cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and the West Nile virus surface in communities around the country, raising concerns and questions about mosquito borne-illnesses. Despite reports that children and the elderly are at...
31-Jul-2013 10:30 AM EDT

Tufts University Food Economist Available to Comment on Elimination of SNAP from U.S. House Farm Bill

11-Jul-2013 8:00 PM EDT

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