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When Occupational Therapy Becomes Occupational Justice

Lindsey Hoffman, Tufts University alumna, is an occupational therapist with the National Health Service (NHS) in London, working at a hospital helping patients get back on their feet—sometimes quite literally.
27-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Alcohol Consumption May Have Positive and Negative Effects on Cardiovascular Disease Risk

A new study finds that alcohol consumption may have counteractive effects on cardiovascular disease risk, depending on the biological presence of certain circulating metabolites—molecules that are produced during or after a substance is...
27-Nov-2023 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Hybrid Transistors Set Stage for Integration of Biology and Microelectronics

Researchers create transistors combining silicon with biological silk, using common microprocessor manufacturing methods. The silk protein can be easily modified with other chemical and biological molecules to change its properties, leading to...
21-Nov-2023 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Study Finds Schools Call Moms More Than Dads

Laura Gee, an associate professor of economics at Tufts, and her colleagues recently completed a study that looked at how calls and messages from children's schools are split along gender lines. One of their findings surprised exactly no one:...
16-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Future-Proofing Health Against Climate Catastrophe

Professor at Tufts University, is leading an international, interdisciplinary team of researchers in identifying methods to prevent negative health outcomes after climate-related disasters like floods, typhoons, and droughts.
3-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Two-Way Relationship Between Nutrition and Aging

What we eat affects how we age; aging affects our nutritional needs. Understanding how is key to better health as we get older, say Tufts University experts.
1-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Babesiosis: What to Know about this Tick-Borne Disease

Tufts experts explain more about babesiosis, which is on the rise in the U.S.
31-Oct-2023 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Powassan Virus: What to Know about this Rare Tick-Borne Disease

Powassan cases are on the rise in parts of the U.S., says an expert at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Powassan is a life-threatening illness that can cause severe neurological symptoms.
27-Oct-2023 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Next Phase in Monitoring Wild Animals for COVID-19

Infectious disease researchers at Tufts University are helping the USDA launch stronger surveillance testing of wild animals for SARS-CoV-2
13-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST

Tufts Wildlife Clinic Celebrates 40 Years of Impact and Service

Officially established in 1983, today Tufts Wildlife Clinic provides medical care for thousands of orphaned, sick, and injured New England wildlife each year. It serves as a regional information resource on wildlife health for the public, state and...
7-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EST

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Is Age Just a Number When it Comes to Oral Health?

While gradual changes to the teeth and mouth are still part of normal aging, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine experts say today’s dental medicine means older mouths can still be healthy mouths.
2-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EDT

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How Scientists Are Solving the Mystery of Aging

Researchers at Tufts University are studying why we get older, and how to stay healthy as we do--looking at everything from heart and dental health to the relationship between healthy aging and nutrition.
31-Oct-2023 2:20 PM EDT

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Getting X-rays at the Dentist? It’s Safer Than You Realize

Since dental X-rays became commonplace some seven decades ago, dentists and hygienists have been draping their patients with protective gear to shield them from the possibility of radiation exposure to body parts other than the jaw. But experts in...
30-Oct-2023 2:15 PM EDT

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What Happens to Aging Minds

It’s an age-old paradox—as we get older and have more wisdom and life experiences to share, our minds start playing tricks on us, and we find it more difficult to retrieve the information we want.
16-Oct-2023 3:05 PM EDT

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Why Is Democracy So Elusive in the Oil-Rich Middle East?

The oil-rich nations of the Middle East have resolutely spurned democracy, even as countries in other parts of the world have transitioned away from authoritarianism in the past several decades. What explains the stubborn hold of these authoritarian...
12-Oct-2023 4:05 PM EDT

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Daniel Dennett’s Been Thinking About Thinking—and AI

In his new memoir, I’ve Been Thinking, Tufts University Professor emeritus Daniel C. Dennett tells many stories of his life, but as the title indicates, the emphasis is on the life of the mind. Not just his mind, but all minds. That’s because...
12-Oct-2023 2:05 PM EDT

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