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Study Finds Link Between Childhood Cancer and Poor Dietary Quality in Adulthood

Survivors of childhood cancer have poor adherence to federal dietary guidelines in adulthood, a new study finds. Diets lacking essential nutrients may exacerbate the chronic disease burden in a group already at an elevated risk for developing new...
18-Oct-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

High Folate Intake Linked with Nerve-Damage Risk in Older Adults with Common Gene Variant

High folate (vitamin B9) consumption is associated with an increased risk for a nerve-damage disorder in older adults who have a common genetic variant linked to reduced cellular vitamin B12 availability
7-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Differences in Obesity Rates Between Children/Teens with and Without Autism

A new study finds that children and teens with autism spectrum disorder may be more likely to be obese and stay obese during adolescence than their peers without autism spectrum disorder.
11-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Tufts Engineer Honored with NIH New Innovator Award for Research on Gut Microbiome and Metabolic Disorders


Nikhil U. Nair, Ph.D., of Tufts University School of Engineering, has been honored with the 2016 National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Award for his work on engineering naturally-occurring, safe, gut bacteria to treat inborn errors...
4-Oct-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Tufts Structural Virologist Awarded New Five-Year HHMI Grant to Map Herpesviruses

Structural virologist Ekaterina Heldwein of Tufts University School of Medicine will map out herpesviruses thanks to a five-year Faculty Scholars grant, a new program sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Simons Foundation and the...
22-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gift to Tufts University Will Fund New Anatomy Lab and Family Medicine Scholarships

A $15 million gift from the Jaharis Family Foundation will provide medical students at Tufts University School of Medicine with a new, state-of-the-art gross anatomy lab and scholarships for students focused on family medicine.
21-Sep-2016 8:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Technique Generates Human Neural Stem Cells for Tissue Engineering, 3D Brain Models


Tufts University researchers have discovered a new technique for generating rapidly-differentiating human neural stem cells for use in a variety of tissue engineering applications, including a three-dimensional model of the human brain, according to...
13-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Healthcare Costs for Infections Linked to Bacteria in Water Supply Systems Are Rising

A new analysis of 100 million Medicare records from US adults aged 65 and older reveals rising healthcare costs for infections associated with some disease-causing bacteria, such as Legionella, which can live inside drinking water distribution...
9-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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