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Parents’ BMI Decreases with Child Involved in School-Based, Community Obesity Intervention

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Parents of children involved in an elementary school-based community intervention to prevent obesity appear to share in its health benefits. A new analysis shows an association between being exposed to the intervention as a parent and a modest...
18-Dec-2014 7:00 PM EST

Extra Vitamin E Protected Older Mice from Getting Common Type of Pneumonia

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Extra vitamin E protected older mice from a bacterial infection that commonly causes pneumonia. The study from researchers at Tufts University found that extra vitamin E helped regulate the mice’s immune system.
16-Dec-2014 8:45 AM EST

Geospatial Study Identifies Hotspots in Deaths From HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in Massachusetts

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A new retrospective study by epidemiologists at Tufts finds significant geographic disparities in HIV and hepatitis C related mortality in Massachusetts from 2002-2011. The study, published in PLOS ONE, used geospatial techniques to identify...
11-Dec-2014 12:00 PM EST

A New Way to Diagnose Brain Damage from Concussions, Strokes, and Dementia

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New optical diagnostic technology developed at Tufts University School of Engineering promises new ways to identify and monitor brain damage resulting from traumatic injury, stroke or vascular dementia—in real time and without invasive procedures.
11-Dec-2014 6:00 AM EST

Tufts Dental Facilities Serving Individuals with Disabilities to Receive National Award

Tufts Dental Facilities Serving Individuals with Disabilities, a network of clinics that provides oral health care to adults and children with intellectual, developmental, or acquired disabilities, will be presented with the Gies Award for...
2-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

A Link between DNA Transcription and Disease Causing Expansions Which Lead to Hereditary Disorders

Scientists have believed that the lengthening of those repeats occur during DNA replication when cells divide or when the cellular DNA repair machinery gets activated. Recently, however, Tufts University researchers have traced expansive repeats to...
25-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST

University of Minnesota, Tufts University Part of Global Workforce Development Against Emerging Pandemic Threats

Under a new five-year award of up to $50 million, the University of Minnesota and Tufts University will be part of an international partnership of universities to strengthen global workforce development against emerging pandemic threats. Called One...
24-Nov-2014 2:00 PM EST

New Computer Model Predicts Gut Metabolites to Better Understand Gastrointestinal Disease

Tufts University School of Engineering researchers and collaborators from Texas A&M University have published the first research to use computational modeling to predict and identify the metabolic products of gastrointestinal (GI) tract...
19-Nov-2014 2:00 PM EST

Our Experts on Newswise

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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