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Study Shows Zinc Supplement Boosted Serum Zinc Levels and Immunity in Older Adults

A new study finds that providing zinc supplements to older adults in nursing homes increased their serum zinc levels and improved their immune response, providing potential protection against infection. The research group’s previous work found...
27-Jan-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Tufts Researchers Find Meals at 92 Percent of Dining Establishments Tip the Scales

According to a new study led by researchers at Tufts University, 92 percent of both large-chain and non-chain restaurants serve meals exceeding recommended calorie requirements for a single serving. The researchers suggest offering consumers smaller...
14-Jan-2016 2:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

In Innovative, Multi-Year Project, Tufts Researchers to Study How West Point Grooms Cadets to Be Leaders


Researchers at Tufts University are collaborating with the United States Military Academy on a first-of-its-kind, five-year longitudinal study of how West Point develops character and leadership in its cadets, a project that could help predict which...
13-Jan-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

High Folic Acid Intake in Aged Mice Causes a Lowered Immune Response

A study in aged mice shows that excess folic acid intake causes lowered immune function because important immune cells, called natural killer (NK) cells, are less effective.
11-Jan-2016 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to Become Part of Tufts University in 2016

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Tufts University have signed a memo of understanding paving the way for the School of the Museum of Fine Arts to become part of Tufts in 2016. When finalized, this would expand the 70-year relationship between...
22-Dec-2015 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Minding the Gap: International Team Defines the Spaces Through Which Nerve Cells Communicate


In a report published in the journal Neuron, an international team of researchers defined the makeup of the cellular structures through which nerve cells communicate with each other, revealing new and elegant features of the sites that wire the...
16-Dec-2015 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Biologists Induce Flatworms to Grow Heads and Brains of Other Species


Biologists at Tufts University have succeeded in inducing one species of flatworm to grow heads and brains characteristic of another species of flatworm without altering genomic sequence. The work reveals physiological circuits as a new kind of...
24-Nov-2015 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Walking Faster or Longer Linked to Significant Cardiovascular Benefits in Older Adults

In one of the first studies of its kind, Tufts researchers show that even among Americans in their mid-70’s and older, being more active, including walking at a reasonable pace or distance, is linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular events.
19-Nov-2015 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Ebola is a Nutrition Crisis Too, Tufts University Expert says

9-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Take Care of Your Gums During Pregnancy

1-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Children Exposed to Second-Hand Smoke at Higher Risk of Tooth Decay

6-Feb-2014 3:00 PM EST

The Farm Bill and Food Assistance; Tufts University Expert Available to Comment

15-Jan-2014 10:00 AM EST

Seven Ways Parents Can Manage Holiday Stress, from Tufts Child Development Expert

Tufts University child development expert George Scarlett recommends ways that parents can help their children and themselves navigate the holidays more successfully.
10-Dec-2013 11:00 AM EST

Expert on Youth Risk Reduction Available to Talk About Family Meals

27-Aug-2013 1:40 PM EDT

Simple Precautions Can Help Ward Off EEE, West Nile

Every year reported cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and the West Nile virus surface in communities around the country, raising concerns and questions about mosquito borne-illnesses. Despite reports that children and the elderly are at...
31-Jul-2013 10:30 AM EDT

Tufts University Food Economist Available to Comment on Elimination of SNAP from U.S. House Farm Bill

11-Jul-2013 8:00 PM EDT

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