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Leptin’s Neural Circuit Identified

Scientists identified a neural circuit in the hypothalamus as the primary mechanism mediating the hormone leptin’s anti-obesity and anti-diabetes effects and found two mechanisms underlying leptin’s inhibition of appetite. The work in mice...
18-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Exclusive Research: Where the Youth Vote Could Matter Most in 2018

The 2018 Youth Electoral Significance Index (YESI) from Tisch College at Tufts University may answer how young voters will shape the future American political landscape by ranking the top districts and states where young people could have...
27-Mar-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Let Them Eat Xylose: Yeast Engineered to Grow Efficiently on Novel Nutrients

Researchers at Tufts University have created a genetically modified yeast that can more efficiently consume a novel nutrient, xylose, enabling the yeast to grow faster and to higher cell densities, raising the prospect of a significantly faster path...
23-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Scientists Develop Tiny Tooth-Mounted Sensors That Can Track What You Eat

Miniaturized sensors when mounted directly on a tooth and communicating wirelessly with a mobile device, can transmit information on sugars, alcohol and salt. Researchers note that future adaptations of these sensors could enable the detection and...
19-Mar-2018 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Researchers Rescue Embryos From Brain Defects by Re-Engineering Cellular Voltage Patterns

Tufts biologists have demonstrated for the first time that electrical patterns in developing embryos can be predicted, mapped and manipulated to prevent defects caused by harmful substances such as nicotine. The study suggests that targeting...
9-Mar-2018 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


Researchers Develop Label-Free, Non-Destructive Tools to Detect Metabolic Changes Linked to Disease

A team led by engineers at Tufts University has opened a window into the cell by developing an optical tool that can read metabolism at subcellular resolution. The researchers were able to use the method to identify specific metabolic signatures...
9-Mar-2018 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


Annual EPIIC Symposium to Feature Leading Diplomats, Scholars on the Fate of the Liberal World Order

Diplomats, scholars and activists from across the globe, including United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed, former Foreign Minister of Poland Radoslaw Sikorski, and former Canadian Justice Minister Allan Rock, will gather at Tufts...
28-Feb-2018 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites


Tufts Names New Director of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging

Tufts University today named Sarah Booth, Ph.D., the new director of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Center for Research on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts.
14-Feb-2018 9:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

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