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Newswise: Sugary drinks a sour choice for adults trying to maintain normal cholesterol levels
Released: 24-Feb-2020 7:55 AM EST
Sugary drinks a sour choice for adults trying to maintain normal cholesterol levels
Tufts University

Adults who drank sugary beverages daily had an increased risk of developing abnormal blood cholesterol and triglycerides compared to those who did not, according to new findings from a prospective study by researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University.

Newswise: Tufts University Team Wins a Grand Prize in NSF Idea Machine Competition
Released: 4-Feb-2020 10:45 AM EST
Tufts University Team Wins a Grand Prize in NSF Idea Machine Competition
Tufts University

A Tufts University team is one of four grand prize winners in the National Science Foundation’s search for big ideas to inform its research agenda for the coming decade.

Newswise: Brain Links to Embryonic Immunity, Guiding Response of The
Released: 30-Jan-2020 4:25 PM EST
Brain Links to Embryonic Immunity, Guiding Response of The "Troops" That Battle Infection
Tufts University

Researchers have discovered that the brains of developing embryos provide signals to a nascent immune system that help it ward off infections and significantly improve the embryo’s ability to survive a bacterial challenge. Viable brainless frog embryos can survive for some time, but exhibit chaotic and ineffective responses.

Newswise: Lights Out? Fireflies Face Extinction Threats of Habitat Loss, Light Pollution, Pesticides
Released: 29-Jan-2020 4:20 PM EST
Lights Out? Fireflies Face Extinction Threats of Habitat Loss, Light Pollution, Pesticides
Tufts University

Habitat loss, pesticide use and, artificial light are the three most serious threats endangering fireflies across the globe, raising the spectre of extinction for certain species whose features render them more vulnerable to specific threats. Impacts range from loss of biodiversity to ecotourism.

Released: 23-Jan-2020 12:40 PM EST
On the menu: Study says dining out is a recipe for unhealthy eating for most Americans
Tufts University

There may be some healthy choices on restaurant menus, but most of what Americans are eating while dining out is of poor nutritional quality, according to a new study from researchers at Tufts. Disparities based on race, ethnicity, income, education also worsened over the 14-year study period.

Newswise: Exclusive Polling: Iowa Youth Poised for Historic Caucus Turnout
Released: 24-Jan-2020 10:15 AM EST
Exclusive Polling: Iowa Youth Poised for Historic Caucus Turnout
Tufts University

Young people are poised for a potentially historic turnout in the upcoming Iowa caucuses, and young Democrats prefer Sen. Bernie Sanders, according to an exclusive CIRCLE-Tisch College/Suffolk University Iowa youth poll released today by Tufts University.

Released: 8-Jan-2020 4:20 PM EST
Shifting Clinic Culture to Address the Opioid Epidemic
Tufts University

At a family medicine clinic in the Boston area, a team led by faculty from Tufts University School of Medicine conducted a five-year case study where they found medical facilities can help physicians to treat chronic pain in a way that will deter opioid misuse, while creating better processes to identify and treat patients who develop an opioid use disorder.

Newswise: Researchers Suggest a Pathway to Reverse the Genetic Defect of Friedreich’s Ataxia
Released: 4-Jan-2020 7:05 AM EST
Researchers Suggest a Pathway to Reverse the Genetic Defect of Friedreich’s Ataxia
Tufts University

Scientists report that the genetic anomaly causing the neurodegenerative disease Friedreich’s ataxia – the multiple repetition of a three letter DNA sequence – could potentially be reversed by enhancing a natural process that contracts the repetitive sequences in living tissue.

Newswise: New way to make biomedical devices from silk yields better products with tunable qualities
Released: 10-Dec-2019 11:30 AM EST
New way to make biomedical devices from silk yields better products with tunable qualities
Tufts University

Researchers have developed a more efficient fabrication method for silk that allows them mold the material like plastic into solid forms for a wide range of applications, including medical devices. The properties of the end products can be “tuned”, and modified with bioactive molecules, such as antibiotics and enzymes.

Newswise: Intended to help human, planetary health, EAT-Lancet diet too costly for 1.6 billion people
Released: 6-Nov-2019 1:20 PM EST
Intended to help human, planetary health, EAT-Lancet diet too costly for 1.6 billion people
Tufts University

A new study estimates that the Eat-Lancet Commission reference diet -- meant to improve both human and planetary health -- would be unaffordable for at least 1.58 billion people, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The study is published today in The Lancet Global Health.



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