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Space-Traveling Flatworms Help Scientists Enhance Understanding of Regenerative Health

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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

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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

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

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