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Science Diplomacy Center Expands Reach After a Year of Connecting Policymakers and Scientists

Arriving at a critical time in global governance and foreign affairs, the Science Diplomacy Center at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University capped its first year working to bridge the gap between policymakers and the...
17-May-2018 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tufts University and BioLabs Open Coworking Laboratory Space for Life Sciences Innovators

Tufts University and BioLabs announce the opening of Tufts Launchpad | BioLabs, a fully equipped, supported and permitted biotech facility supporting high-potential, early-stage life sciences startup ventures in the Boston area. Resident companies...
15-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Gut Check: Metabolites Shed by Intestinal Microbiota Keep Inflammation at Bay

Researchers discover how “good” intestinal bacteria can help protect us from inflammation, and how their disruption can increase susceptibility of the liver to more harmful forms of disease. Their study identified two metabolites from the...
3-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Fungal Highways on Cheese Rinds Influence Food Safety, Ripeness

Bacteria traveling along "fungal highways" on cheese rinds can spread more quickly and ruin quality or cause foodborne illnesses, but cheesemakers could manipulate the same highways to help cheese mature faster and taste better, according to new...
25-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Telling Job Seekers How Many Other People Have Applied Increases Applications, Could Boost Diversity

Telling job applicants how many people applied for a job on LinkedIn – regardless of whether the number of applicants was high or low – increased the number of applications, a finding that could help companies that are seeking more diverse...
23-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Leptin’s Neural Circuit Identified

Scientists identified a neural circuit in the hypothalamus as the primary mechanism mediating the hormone leptin’s anti-obesity and anti-diabetes effects and found two mechanisms underlying leptin’s inhibition of appetite. The work in mice...
18-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Exclusive Research: Where the Youth Vote Could Matter Most in 2018

The 2018 Youth Electoral Significance Index (YESI) from Tisch College at Tufts University may answer how young voters will shape the future American political landscape by ranking the top districts and states where young people could have...
27-Mar-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Let Them Eat Xylose: Yeast Engineered to Grow Efficiently on Novel Nutrients

Researchers at Tufts University have created a genetically modified yeast that can more efficiently consume a novel nutrient, xylose, enabling the yeast to grow faster and to higher cell densities, raising the prospect of a significantly faster path...
23-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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