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Training Your Brain to Prefer Healthy Foods

It may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthy low-calorie foods over unhealthy higher-calorie foods, according to new research from Tufts University and Massachusetts General Hospital.
27-Aug-2014 4:15 PM EDT

Mice Study Shows Efficacy of New Gene Therapy Approach for Toxin Exposures

New research led by Charles Shoemaker, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, shows that gene therapy may offer significant advantages in...
29-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Wireless Sensors and Flying Robots: A Way to Monitor Deteriorating Bridges

As a report from the Obama administration warns that one in four bridges in the United States needs significant repair or cannot handle automobile traffic, Tufts University engineers are employing wireless sensors and flying robots that could have...
15-Aug-2014 12:00 AM EDT

Estimated 1.65 Million Global Cardiovascular Deaths Each Year Linked to High Sodium Consumption

More than 1.6M cardiovascular-related deaths per year can be attributed to sodium consumption above the WHO’s recommendation of 2.0 g per day, researchers have found in a new analysis of populations across 187 countries, to be published in the...
8-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Bioengineers Make Functional 3D Brain-Like Tissue Model


Researchers report the first complex 3D model made of brain-like cortical tissue that exhibits biochemical and electrophysiological response and functions in vitro for months. The engineered tissue model uses a porous silk-scaffold, collagen gel...
6-Aug-2014 5:00 PM EDT

ScratchJr: Coding for Kindergarten

ScratchJr, a free iPad app, is being released this week by researchers at the MIT Media Lab, Tufts University, and Playful Invention Company (PICO). With ScratchJr (, children ages five to seven can program their own interactive...
30-Jul-2014 8:45 AM EDT

How Honey Bees Stay Cool


Research also supports the theoretical construct of the bee hive as a superorganism—an entity in which its many members carry out specialized and vital functions to keep the whole functioning as a unit.
23-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Room for Improvement in Elementary School Children’s Lunches and Snacks from Home

Open a child’s lunch box and you’re likely to find that the lunches and snacks inside fall short of federal guidelines, report researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.
22-Jul-2014 9:00 AM EDT

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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

Tufts U Scientist Available to Comment on Results of National Eye Institute's AREDS2 Trial

2-May-2013 8:00 AM EDT

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