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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

High Variability Suggests Glycemic Index Is an Unreliable Indicator of Blood Sugar Response

The glycemic index value of a food can vary by 20 percent within an individual and 25 percent among individuals, according to the results of a controlled feeding trial in 63 healthy adults. The findings suggest glycemic index has limited value in...
1-Sep-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hospitalizations for Heart Infection Related to Drug Injection Rising Across the US

Hospitalizations for infective endocarditis, a heart valve infection often attributed to injection drug use, increased significantly among young adults, particularly whites and females. The findings shed light on the healthcare burdens and shifting...
29-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Older Patients Feel They Have Little Say in Choosing Dialysis, Study Says

Starting dialysis treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) should be a shared decision made by an informed patient based on discussions with a physician and family members. However, many older dialysis patients say they feel voiceless in the...
30-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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