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Researchers Turn to Policy to Tackle Health Disparities in an Age of Personalized Medicine

Genetic research is a valuable tool in understanding diseases and their prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. However, significant obstacles limit the clinical use of this knowledge to all groups. Genetic applications in healthcare must advance in a...
8-Aug-2016 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Discovery: Mantis Shrimp Use UV Color Spots, Chemical Cues to Size Up Opponents


Mantis shrimp, often brightly colored and fiercely aggressive sea creatures with outsized strength, use both the ultraviolet reflectance of their color spots and chemical cues when fighting over resources, according to research led by a Tufts...
3-Aug-2016 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Massachusetts High School Students to Complete Tufts University School of Medicine Program


Students, family, and faculty celebrate the 26 Massachusetts high school students who participated in Tufts University School of Medicine’s 2016 Teachers and High School Students program. The program provides clinical and lab experiences to...
28-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

U.S. Land Capacity for Feeding People Could Expand with Dietary Changes

A new “food-print” model that measures the per-person land requirements of different diets suggests that, with dietary changes, the U.S. could feed significantly more people from existing agricultural land.
21-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Eating More Healthy Fats in Place of Either Carbs or Saturated Fats Improves Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

Eating more unsaturated fats in place of either dietary carbohydrate or saturated fat reduces blood sugar, insulin levels, and other metrics related to type 2 diabetes, according to a new meta-analysis of data from 102 randomised feeding trials in...
14-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Invent “Smart” Thread That Collects Diagnostic Data When Sutured Into Tissue


For the first time, researchers led by Tufts University engineers have integrated nano-scale sensors, electronics and microfluidics into threads – ranging from simple cotton to sophisticated synthetics – that can be sutured through multiple...
14-Jul-2016 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Moderately Reducing Calories in Non-Obese People Reduces Inflammation

Eating less may help us lead longer, healthier lives, according to new results from a large, multicenter study led by Tufts researchers. The paper reveals that a 25 percent reduction in calories can significantly lower markers of chronic...
14-Jul-2016 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Weights of Division III Football Linemen Up 38% Since 1956, Tufts Researchers Report


A study by researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine found that on average offensive linemen from a Division III college football conference weighed 38 percent more in 2014 than they did in 1956, while the average male’s weight over the...
12-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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