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Eating Whole Grains Led to Modest Improvements in Gut Microbiota and Immune Response

In a clinical trial, adults who consumed a diet rich in whole grains rather than refined grains had modest improvements in healthy gut microbiota and certain immune responses.
6-Feb-2017 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Study Finds That Eating Whole Grains Increases Metabolism and Digestive Calorie Losses

A new study suggests that substituting whole grains for refined grains in the diet increases metabolism and calorie losses during digestion.
6-Feb-2017 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Cocktail of Bacteria-Killing Viruses Prevents Cholera Infection in Animal Models

Oral administration of a cocktail of three viruses, all of which specifically kill cholera bacteria, protects against infection and prevents cholera-like symptoms in animal model experiments. The findings are the first to demonstrate the efficacy of...
1-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Artificial Intelligence Uncovers New Insight Into Biophysics of Cancer

For the first time, artificial intelligence has been used to discover the exact interventions needed to obtain a specific, previously unachievable result in vivo, providing new insight into the biophysics of cancer and raising broad implications for...
24-Jan-2017 4:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Organ Culture System Reveals Effects of BPA Exposure on Fetal Mammary Glands

A new laboratory model enables tests of how developing fetal mammary tissue is affected by exposure to estrogen and estrogen-like chemicals such as BPA. Previous animal model research has suggested changes in fetal mammary tissue may be linked to...
24-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Nutritional Considerations for Healthy Aging and Reduction in Age-Related Chronic Disease


Improving dietary resilience and better integration of nutrition in the health care system can promote healthy aging and may significantly reduce the financial and societal burden of the “silver tsunami.” Findings were published in Advances in...
23-Jan-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Chip-Sized, High-Speed Terahertz Modulator Raises Possibility of Faster Data Transmission


Tufts University engineers have invented a chip-sized, high-speed modulator that operates at terahertz (THz) frequencies and at room temperature at low voltages without consuming DC power. The discovery could help fill the “THz gap” that is...
19-Jan-2017 5:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Which Facebook “Friends” Help Most When Looking for a Job? Depends Where You Live in the World


Research from Tufts University used anonymous Facebook data from almost 17 million social connections in 55 countries to determine that the role of weak and strong ties in job searches is important around the world, but the value of a single strong...
18-Jan-2017 10:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

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