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Teaching Reflection to Doctors to Improve Physician-Patient Interactions

A new study by researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine and Boston College provides the results of a year-long project in which medical residents reflected on their interactions with patients as a way of understanding the meaning of both...
13-Jul-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Sugary Drinks Linked to High Death Tolls Worldwide

Consumption of sugary drinks may lead to an estimated 184,000 adult deaths each year worldwide, according to research published today in the journal Circulation and previously presented as an abstract at the American Heart Association Council on...
26-Jun-2015 10:00 AM EDT

Dietary Guidelines for Americans Shouldn’t Place Limits on Total Fat Intake

In a Viewpoint published today in the Journal of the Medical Association (JAMA), researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University and Boston Children’s Hospital call on the federal government to drop...
22-Jun-2015 12:00 PM EDT

Hyperlipidemia, Caused by a High-Fat Diet, Aggressively Accelerates Organ Rejection

Two studies demonstrate that hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol and high triglycerides in the blood) caused by a high-fat diet accelerates heart-transplant rejection in mice. The researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine also found that...
11-Jun-2015 8:30 AM EDT

Scientists Are First to See Elements Transform at Atomic Scale


Chemists have witnessed atoms of one chemical element morph into another for the first time ever—a feat that produced an unexpected outcome that could lead to a new way to safely treat cancer with radiation.
12-Jun-2015 7:00 PM EDT

Daily Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Habit Linked to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

A daily sugar-sweetened beverage habit may increase the risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), researchers from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University report in the Journal of Hepatology.
5-Jun-2015 12:30 PM EDT

Planarian Regeneration Model Discovered by Artificial Intelligence


An artificial intelligence system has reverse-engineered the regeneration mechanism of planaria, a common model in regenerative medicine. This is the first reported model of regeneration discovered by a non-human intelligence, and the first...
26-May-2015 7:05 PM EDT

Research Points to Effective Methods of Freezing Avian Red Blood Cells

New research published in the American Journal of Veterinary Research has found that a substance called dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) shows promise as a potential cryopreservant for freezing avian blood.
4-Jun-2015 8:45 AM EDT

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Ebola is a Nutrition Crisis Too, Tufts University Expert says

9-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Take Care of Your Gums During Pregnancy

1-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Children Exposed to Second-Hand Smoke at Higher Risk of Tooth Decay

6-Feb-2014 3:00 PM EST

The Farm Bill and Food Assistance; Tufts University Expert Available to Comment

15-Jan-2014 10:00 AM EST

Seven Ways Parents Can Manage Holiday Stress, from Tufts Child Development Expert

Tufts University child development expert George Scarlett recommends ways that parents can help their children and themselves navigate the holidays more successfully.
10-Dec-2013 11:00 AM EST

Expert on Youth Risk Reduction Available to Talk About Family Meals

27-Aug-2013 1:40 PM EDT

Simple Precautions Can Help Ward Off EEE, West Nile

Every year reported cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and the West Nile virus surface in communities around the country, raising concerns and questions about mosquito borne-illnesses. Despite reports that children and the elderly are at...
31-Jul-2013 10:30 AM EDT

Tufts University Food Economist Available to Comment on Elimination of SNAP from U.S. House Farm Bill

11-Jul-2013 8:00 PM EDT

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