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Switching to a Low-Glycemic Diet May Stop Age-Related Eye Disease, Study Suggests

Led by researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, a study in mice finds that development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) could be arrested by switching from a high-glycemic to a...
15-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Discovery of New Pathway in Brain Has Implications for Schizophrenia Treatment


Neuroscientists at Tufts have discovered a new signaling pathway that directly connects the brain’s NMDA and a7nACh receptors – both associated with learning and memory –– which has significance for development of drugs to treat...
27-Apr-2017 1:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Spatial Epidemiology Used to Identify Three Key Hepatitis C Hotspots in Massachusetts


Public health researchers from Tufts and colleagues conducted a spatial epidemiology study to identify hotspot clusters of hepatitis C infections in Massachusetts. The information may help to make the best use of funding for education, prevention,...
27-Apr-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Blind Tadpoles Learn Visually After Researchers Graft Eyes Onto Tails and Treat Them with Neurotransmitter Drugs


Blind tadpoles were able to process visual information from eyes grafted onto their tails after being treated with a small molecule neurotransmitter drug that augmented innervation, integration, and function of the transplanted organs. The work,...
23-Mar-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Isoflavones in Food Associated with Reduced Mortality for Women with Some Breast Cancers

Higher intake of foods containing isoflavones, estrogen-like compounds primarily found in soy, is associated with reduced all-cause mortality in women with hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer and women not treated with hormone therapy as part of...
6-Mar-2017 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Exercise-Induced Hormone Irisin Linked to New Mechanisms for Bone Metabolism

Two weeks of voluntary wheel running induced higher expression of irisin—a fat-burning hormone released during exercise—in bone tissue in mice. In addition, systemic administration of irisin increased bone formation and thickness, mimicking the...
3-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Food Subsidies and Taxes Significantly Improve Dietary Choices

A new systematic review and meta-analysis finds that lowering the cost of healthy foods significantly increases their consumption, while raising the cost of unhealthy items significantly reduces their intake.
1-Mar-2017 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Could Community-Based “Change Clubs” Improve Heart Health in Black Women?

A new study suggests that civic engagement, in the form of community-based “Change Clubs,” engages Black/African American women to address nutrition and exercise concerns in their community and motivates them to change their individual...
27-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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