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Brain Guides Body Much Sooner Than Previously Believed


The brain plays an active and essential role much earlier than previously thought, according to new research from Tufts University scientists which shows that long before movement or other behaviors occur, the brain of an embryonic frog influences...
22-Sep-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Exclusive Analysis: College Student Voting Increased in 2016


College and university students voted at a higher rate in 2016 than in 2012, according to a study from Tufts University’s Tisch College, which today released an analysis of the voting patterns of millions of students.
20-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Leading Researchers Explore Boundaries of Biological Science at Inaugural Symposium of Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University

Eight researchers in the vanguard of biological science gathered at the inaugural symposium of the new Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University today to explore new frontiers within the dark matter of biology. The day-long symposium, which...
19-Sep-2017 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Daniel Jay named new dean of the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences


Daniel Jay, Ph.D., has been named dean of the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts. In addition to his research work in cancer biology, Jay is an established artist, working at the interface of art and science.
12-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Tool Helps Physicians Assess Usefulness of Clinical Guidelines for Patient Outcomes

A new tool has been developed to help clinicians identify trustworthy, relevant, and useful practice guidelines. The related study and a corresponding editorial is published today in Annals of Family Medicine.
11-Sep-2017 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Small Increases in Physical Activity Reduce Immobility, Disability Risks in Older Adults

Adding 48 minutes of exercise per week is associated with improvements in overall mobility and decreases in risks of disability in older adults who are sedentary, finds a new study led by researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research...
11-Sep-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Federal Preemption of Taxes on State and Local Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Is Not Warranted

Federal and state government can alter or hinder state and local activity through a legal mechanism called preemption – when a higher level of government blocks the action of a lower level of government. A new study evaluates whether it could it...
29-Aug-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Civic Math: Mathematicians Wield Geometry, Train Experts in Effort to Fight Gerrymandering and Promote Voting Rights


National experts in mathematics, law, politics, and voting rights are gathering at Tufts University this week to discuss nonpartisan solutions to gerrymandering and promote fair electoral districting practices across the country. The conference is...
7-Aug-2017 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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