By comparing hospitalization records from Massachusetts hospitals with data reported to local boards of health, researchers found a more accurate way to monitor how well communities track disease outbreaks.
4/15/2014 3:00 PM EDT
Researchers at Tufts University have uncovered a mechanism that may help explain the severe forms of schistosomiasis, or snail fever, which is one of the most prevalent parasitic diseases in the world. The study in mice, published online this week...
4/15/2014 2:05 PM EDT
$8.5 Million Contract Will Foster Development of Agriculture and Nutrition Policy and Programming in Ethiopia
The Feinstein International Center at Tufts University receives an $8.5 million USAID contract to help advance rural development in Ethiopia. The Agricultural Knowledge, Learning, Documentation and Policy Project (AKLDP) will support a wide range of...
4/9/2014 9:00 AM EDT
A single gene appears to play a crucial role in coordinating the immune system and metabolism, and deleting the gene in mice reduces body fat and extends lifespan, according to new research by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition...
3/21/2014 9:00 AM EDT
Traumatic brain injury is a risk factor for epilepsy. A new study published in Oxford Journals’ Cerebral Cortex identifies increased levels of a specific neurotransmitter as a contributing factor. The findings suggest that damage to a specific...
3/11/2014 8:00 AM EDT
A new study in Cell Reports identifies a gene important to breast development and breast cancer, providing a potential new target for drug therapies to treat aggressive types of breast cancer.
3/6/2014 12:00 PM EST
Surgical plates and screws made of silk protein may improve bone remodeling after injury and also be absorbed by the body, eliminating the need for removal. In vitro and rodent studies showed the devices to be robust, readily implanted, and easily...
3/4/2014 6:05 PM EST
If significant climate change occurs in the United States it may be necessary to change where certain foods are produced in order to meet consumer demand. In a paper published online this week in the journal Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems,...
2/28/2014 9:25 AM EST
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1/15/2014 10:00 AM EST
Tufts University child development expert George Scarlett recommends ways that parents can help their children and themselves navigate the holidays more successfully.
12/10/2013 11:00 AM EST
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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...
7/31/2013 10:30 AM EDT
Tufts University Food Economist Available to Comment on Elimination of SNAP from U.S. House Farm Bill
7/11/2013 8:00 PM EDT
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Immigration: Expert on Evolving Policies and Public Opinion - Deborah Schildkraut, Tufts U Assoc. Prof
2/12/2013 4:50 PM EST