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U.S. Land Capacity for Feeding People Could Expand with Dietary Changes

A new “food-print” model that measures the per-person land requirements of different diets suggests that, with dietary changes, the U.S. could feed significantly more people from existing agricultural land.
21-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Eating More Healthy Fats in Place of Either Carbs or Saturated Fats Improves Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

Eating more unsaturated fats in place of either dietary carbohydrate or saturated fat reduces blood sugar, insulin levels, and other metrics related to type 2 diabetes, according to a new meta-analysis of data from 102 randomised feeding trials in...
14-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Invent “Smart” Thread That Collects Diagnostic Data When Sutured Into Tissue


For the first time, researchers led by Tufts University engineers have integrated nano-scale sensors, electronics and microfluidics into threads – ranging from simple cotton to sophisticated synthetics – that can be sutured through multiple...
14-Jul-2016 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Moderately Reducing Calories in Non-Obese People Reduces Inflammation

Eating less may help us lead longer, healthier lives, according to new results from a large, multicenter study led by Tufts researchers. The paper reveals that a 25 percent reduction in calories can significantly lower markers of chronic...
14-Jul-2016 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Weights of Division III Football Linemen Up 38% Since 1956, Tufts Researchers Report


A study by researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine found that on average offensive linemen from a Division III college football conference weighed 38 percent more in 2014 than they did in 1956, while the average male’s weight over the...
12-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Tufts’ Diversity Program Gives Undergraduates Experience in Key Health Issues

Seventeen college students from across the country are at Tufts University’s Boston campus for ten weeks to experience life in a lab. The Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences program provides research and career training to students typically...
12-Jul-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

“Hunger” Neurons in the Brain Are Regulated by Protein Activated During Fasting


Neurons in the brain that control hunger are regulated by AMPK, a protein activated during fasting, report researchers from Tufts University. The study sheds light on the biological mechanisms that regulate feeding behavior, and serves as a...
5-Jul-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Neuroscience Study Identifies New Trigger Mechanism for Fragile X Syndrome in Mice

A study published today in the Journal of Neuroscience led by Yongjie Yang of Tufts University School of Medicine identifies an astroglial trigger mechanism as contributing to symptoms of fragile X syndrome in mice.
5-Jul-2016 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tufts University Nutrition Scientists Provide Updated MyPlate for Older Adults


Nutrition scientists from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston with support from AARP Foundation are introducing an updated MyPlate for Older Adults icon to help older adults develop and maintain...
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