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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

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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

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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

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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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