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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

Kids, Cash, and Snacks: What Motivates a Healthier Food Choice?


What determines how kids decide to spend their cash on snacks? In a study with Boston-area children, researchers show that their experience with money and their liking of brands influenced decisions – and that for some children, higher prices for...
1-Aug-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

High School Students Get Peek at Medical School Life


A group of 22 Massachusetts high school students is at Tufts University School of Medicine for five weeks to take part in the Teachers and High School Students program, an annual summer program providing students interested in the health professions...
24-Jul-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bridging the Gap in the Biomedical Sciences


Undergraduates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in biomedical science are at Tufts for Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences, a 10-week program providing scientific seminars and research, workshops, and mentoring for students to learn...
17-Jul-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Space-Traveling Flatworms Help Scientists Enhance Understanding of Regenerative Health


Flatworms that spent five weeks aboard the International Space Station are helping researchers led by Tufts University scientists to study how an absence of normal gravity and geomagnetic fields can have anatomical, behavioral, and bacteriological...
9-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Spread of Local Taxes on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Is Likely

Since 2014, seven U.S. municipal or county jurisdictions have adopted excise taxes to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, but no such taxes have been passed at the state or federal level. A new viewpoint evaluates reasons for...
7-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dairy Products a Good Dietary Source of Some Types of Vitamin K

A new study finds that U.S. dairy products are a significant source of the MK form of vitamin K and indicates that MK forms of the nutrient are more present in commonly-consumed foods than previously thought.
2-Jun-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bioelectricity New Weapon to Fight Dangerous Infection


Changing natural electrical signaling in non-neural cells improves innate immune response to bacterial infections and injury. Tadpoles that received therapeutics, including those used in humans for other purposes, which depolarized their cells had...
26-May-2017 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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