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Ban on Triclosan Shows Need for New Chemicals to Demonstrate Efficacy and Safety

A new commentary cautions that the Food and Drug Administration’s ban on triclosan and 18 other biocidal chemicals that promote antibiotic resistance is only a starting point. Triclosan’s long-term impact, as well the risks substitute chemicals...
6-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Tufts Researchers Uncover Possible Source of Genetic Error Behind a Dozen Debilitating Diseases


Researchers have discovered a possible explanation for a genetic error that causes over a dozen neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders.
2-Dec-2016 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Practice Testing Protects Memory Against Stress

Learning by taking practice tests, a strategy known as retrieval practice, can protect memory against the negative effects of stress, report scientists from Tufts University in a new study published in Science on Nov. 25.
21-Nov-2016 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Tufts Celebrates 40 Years of Providing Oral Health Care to Patients with Special Needs


Tufts University School of Dental Medicine celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Tufts Dental Facilities, a network of clinics in Massachusetts that provides comprehensive oral health care for patients with disabilities.
18-Nov-2016 12:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Regular Intake of Sugary Beverages, but Not Diet Soda, Is Associated with Prediabetes

An epidemiological analysis of data from 1,685 adult Americans finds that regular consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, but not diet soda, is associated with increased risk of prediabetes and increased insulin resistance.
7-Nov-2016 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Beta-Cryptoxanthin, a Carotenoid, Inhibits Nicotine-Linked Lung Cancer Development in Mice

New study finds that beta-cryptoxanthin, a carotenoid primarily found in plants, reduces lung cancer development and invasiveness in mouse and cell models. The results support human epidemiological studies associating high beta-cryptoxanthin intake...
1-Nov-2016 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Silencing SIRT2, a Sirtuin Enzyme, Reduces Malignancy in Deadly Breast Cancer Subtype

Silencing SIRT2, a member of the sirtuin family of enzymes, reduces the invasiveness of basal-like breast cancer cells in culture and inhibits tumor growth in mice, according to new research led by scientists from Tufts University School of Medicine.
31-Oct-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Tufts University Chemist, Entrepreneur Elected to National Academy of Medicine


David R. Walt, Ph.D., has been elected to the prestigious and exclusive National Academy of Medicine, one in a series of accolades from the national and international scientific communities in recognition of his stellar career as a chemist,...
24-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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