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Nutritional Considerations for Healthy Aging and Reduction in Age-Related Chronic Disease


Improving dietary resilience and better integration of nutrition in the health care system can promote healthy aging and may significantly reduce the financial and societal burden of the “silver tsunami.” Findings were published in Advances in...
23-Jan-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Chip-Sized, High-Speed Terahertz Modulator Raises Possibility of Faster Data Transmission


Tufts University engineers have invented a chip-sized, high-speed modulator that operates at terahertz (THz) frequencies and at room temperature at low voltages without consuming DC power. The discovery could help fill the “THz gap” that is...
19-Jan-2017 5:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Which Facebook “Friends” Help Most When Looking for a Job? Depends Where You Live in the World


Research from Tufts University used anonymous Facebook data from almost 17 million social connections in 55 countries to determine that the role of weak and strong ties in job searches is important around the world, but the value of a single strong...
18-Jan-2017 10:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

National Salt Reduction Strategy Is Cost-Effective ‘Best Buy’ for 183 Countries Worldwide

A new global study projects that a government-supported intervention to reduce national salt consumption by 10 percent over 10 years would be a highly cost-effective “best buy” for preventing cardiovascular disease across 183 countries worldwide.
10-Jan-2017 6:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Undergrads Interested in Medicine and Science Take Part in Three-Week Enrichment Program

Twenty-eight students from UMass Boston begin a three-week program at Tufts University School of Medicine to gain an intensive introduction to life as a physician or scientist. The TUSM/UMass Boston Enrichment Program is one of several TUSM and...
9-Jan-2017 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Engineers Create Programmable Silk-Based Materials with Embedded, Pre-Designed Functions


Tufts University engineers have created a new format of solids made from silk protein that can be preprogrammed with biological, chemical, or optical functions, such as mechanical components that change color with strain, deliver drugs, or respond...
26-Dec-2016 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Firefly Gift-Giving: Composition of ‘Nuptial Gifts’ Revealed, Shedding Light on Postmating Sexual Selection

New research at Tufts University, in collaboration with MIT scientists, reveals the molecular composition of firefly "nuptial gifts", offering the first peek into the content of these special packages and shedding new light on post-mating sexual...
20-Dec-2016 1:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Stem Cell Delivery Approach Regenerates Dental Pulp-Like Tissue in a Rodent Model

Delivery of stem cells to damaged tooth roots using a collagen-derived biomaterial is effective at regenerating dental pulp-like tissue and shows promise as a potential therapy for restoring natural tooth function in a rodent model.
19-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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