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Quality of diet still poor for SNAP participants

A new Food-PRICE study finds persistent nutritional disparities within the food choices of those receiving assistance under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) compared to those not receiving SNAP assistance.
12-Jun-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


High Food Insecurity Found in a Sample of Adults on Probation in Rhode Island

A new study led by public health researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine reports significant food insecurity for adults on probation in Rhode Island. Nearly three-quarters of the participants experienced food insecurity over a 30-day...
6-Jun-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Consumers’ Food Choices Can Help Reduce Greenhouse Emissions Contributing to Climate Change

Changes in diet have been proposed as a way to reduce carbon emissions from the food system. A new study provides the latest and most comprehensive estimate of greenhouse gas emissions generated by U.S. consumer food purchases, and assesses how...
7-Jun-2018 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Tufts School of Dental Medicine marks 150 years of education, training and research

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine is celebrating 150 years of comprehensive dental education, pioneering research, and a commitment to serving patients and communities. The anniversary will culminate in a gala at the Museum of Science,...
31-May-2018 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bees Adjust to Seasons with Nutrients in Flowers and ‘Dirty Water’

Researchers discovered that honey bees alter their diet by the season. A spike in calcium consumption in the fall, and high intake of potassium, help prepare the bees for colder months when they likely need those minerals to generate warmth....
29-May-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Researchers Devise More Effective Location Awareness for the Internet-of-(Many)-Things

Anticipating a critical strain on the ability of 5G networks to keep track of a projected 50 billion connected devices by 2020, engineers at Tufts University have come up with an improved algorithm for localizing and tracking these products that...
21-May-2018 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Early Life Trauma in Men Associated with Reduced Levels of Sperm MicroRNAs

Exposure to early life trauma can elevate risk for poor physical and mental health in individuals and their children. A new epigenetics study in both men and mice posits that some of the vulnerability in children may derive from stress-associated...
17-May-2018 8:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Science Diplomacy Center Expands Reach After a Year of Connecting Policymakers and Scientists

Arriving at a critical time in global governance and foreign affairs, the Science Diplomacy Center at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University capped its first year working to bridge the gap between policymakers and the...
17-May-2018 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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