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Sugary drinks a sour choice for adults trying to maintain normal cholesterol levels

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...
24-Feb-2020 7:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Tufts University Team Wins a Grand Prize in NSF Idea Machine Competition

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.
4-Feb-2020 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Brain Links to Embryonic Immunity, Guiding Response of The "Troops" That Battle Infection

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...
30-Jan-2020 4:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Lights Out? Fireflies Face Extinction Threats of Habitat Loss, Light Pollution, Pesticides

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....
29-Jan-2020 4:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

On the menu: Study says dining out is a recipe for unhealthy eating for most Americans

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...
23-Jan-2020 12:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Exclusive Polling: Iowa Youth Poised for Historic Caucus Turnout

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...
24-Jan-2020 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Shifting Clinic Culture to Address the Opioid Epidemic

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...
8-Jan-2020 4:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers Suggest a Pathway to Reverse the Genetic Defect of Friedreich’s Ataxia

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...
4-Jan-2020 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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