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Study Finds Americans Eat Food of Mostly Poor Nutritional Quality – Except at School

A study of U.S. dietary trends over 16 years finds food consumed from typical sources, such as restaurants, grocery stores, schools, and work, is mostly of poor nutritional quality, with the exception of food from schools. Disparities in dietary...
12-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Time to Shift from “Food Security” to “Nutrition Security” to Increase Health & Well-Being

A new Viewpoint article argues that today’s health and equity challenges call for the U.S. to shift from “food insecurity” to “nutrition insecurity” in order to catalyze appropriate focus and policies on access not just to food but to...
1-Apr-2021 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Create the Next Generation of Living Robots

Scientists at Tufts University and the University of Vermont team up to create the next version of Xenobots – tiny biological robots that self-assemble, carry out tasks, and can repair themselves. Now they can move faster, and record information.
28-Mar-2021 7:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What is gum recession and how do gum grafts work to remedy it?

Gum recession can be a result of genetic factors, orthodontics, age, tobacco use, or vigorous tooth brushing. If not treated, it can damage the surrounding bone and in severe cases may lead to tooth loss. A gum graft is a common repair. Tufts...
26-Mar-2021 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study exposes global ripple effects of regional water scarcity

An integrated model of climate and human activity suggests water scarcity can have economic ripple effects across the globe – sometimes amplifying economic harm, sometimes even providing benefits to distant regions. The model informs the...
24-Mar-2021 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Controlled by Light Alone, New Smart Materials Twist, Bend and Move

Engineers created light-activated materials that execute precise movements and form complex shapes without the need for wires, motors or other energy sources. The research could lead to smart light-driven systems such as high-efficiency solar cells...
9-Mar-2021 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Firefly Tourism Takes Flight, Sparking Wonder and Concern

About 1 million tourists a year seek out the energetic displays of light made by fireflies in habitats across the globe. The authors warn that ecotourism threatens to extinguish firefly populations and outline sustainable measures that can be taken...
8-Mar-2021 10:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Scientists Use Lipid Nanoparticles to Precisely Target Gene Editing to the Liver

Scientists developed a highly efficient, targeted method for delivering gene editing machinery to specific tissues and organs, demonstrating the treatment of high cholesterol by targeting genes in the liver of mice, reducing cholesterol for over 3...
24-Feb-2021 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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