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Article ID: 719273

Exclusive Analysis: College Student Voting Doubled in 2018

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College-student voting rates in the 2018 midterm elections doubled compared to the 2014 midterms, marking a watershed election year for student voter turnout.

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19-Sep-2019 10:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Microbiome May Be Involved in Mechanisms Related to Muscle Strength in Older Adults

Article ID: 719143

Microbiome May Be Involved in Mechanisms Related to Muscle Strength in Older Adults

Tufts University

New study suggests the gut microbiome has a role in mechanisms related to muscle strength in older adults. Researchers found differences in bacterial profiles of older adults with high and low physical function, bacterial and strength differences in mice colonized with fecal samples from the adults.

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17-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Engineers make transistors and electronic devices entirely from thread

Article ID: 717763

Engineers make transistors and electronic devices entirely from thread

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A team of Tufts University engineers has developed a transistor made from linen thread, enabling them to create electronic devices made entirely of thin threads that could be woven into fabric, worn on the skin, or even (theoretically) implanted surgically for diagnostic monitoring.

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21-Aug-2019 8:50 AM EDT
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Newswise: Water treatment cuts parasitic roundworm infections affecting 800 million people

Article ID: 716793

Water treatment cuts parasitic roundworm infections affecting 800 million people

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A Kenyan study explored the effects of water quality, sanitation, handwashing and nutritional interventions on rates of intestinal worm infections. Water treatment alone was found sufficient to reduce roundworm infections by 18 percent. Other parasitic infections examined did not have significant reductions from any of the interventions.

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1-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: 3D printed pill samples gut microbiome to aid diagnosis and treatment

Article ID: 716354

3D printed pill samples gut microbiome to aid diagnosis and treatment

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A research team led by Tufts University engineers has developed a 3D printed pill that samples bacteria found in the gut -- known as the microbiome -- as it passes through the gastrointestinal tract (GI). The ability to profile bacterial species throughout the GI tract could have important implications for the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases.

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24-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Slug, a Stem Cell Regulator, Keeps Breast Cells Healthy by Promoting Repair of DNA Damage

Article ID: 715813

Slug, a Stem Cell Regulator, Keeps Breast Cells Healthy by Promoting Repair of DNA Damage

Tufts University

A new biomedical research study finds a transcription factor called Slug contributes to breast cell fitness by promoting efficient repair of DNA damage. The absence of Slug leads to unresolved DNA damage and accelerated aging of breast cells.

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16-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Novel nanoparticles deliver CRISPR gene editing tools into the cell with much higher efficiency

Article ID: 715765

Novel nanoparticles deliver CRISPR gene editing tools into the cell with much higher efficiency

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Researchers have developed a significantly improved delivery mechanism for the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing method in the liver. The delivery uses biodegradable synthetic lipid nanoparticles that carry the molecular editing tools into cells to precisely alter their genetic code with as much as 90 percent efficiency.

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12-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Tufts University Names New Chief Information Officer

Article ID: 715617

Tufts University Names New Chief Information Officer

Tufts University

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE (July 11, 2019)—Christopher Sedore, vice president and chief information officer at the University of Texas at Austin, will be the new vice president and chief information officer at Tufts University, where he will oversee Tufts Technology Services, a group that is working to meet rapidly evolving and complex technology needs in teaching, research, and administration. His appointment begins August 5.

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11-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Tufts adds new solar energy systems, expands its commitment to clean energy

Article ID: 714982

Tufts adds new solar energy systems, expands its commitment to clean energy

Tufts University

Two new roof-mounted solar photovoltaic installations on buildings located on the Medford/Somerville campus of Tufts University will generate 161,000 kilowatt hours of renewable energy for the university and surrounding community and are expected to save the university approximately $187,000 over the next 20 years.

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26-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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