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

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...
17-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Engineers make transistors and electronic devices entirely from thread

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...
21-Aug-2019 8:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Water treatment cuts parasitic roundworm infections affecting 800 million people

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...
1-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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...
24-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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.
16-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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...
12-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tufts University Names New Chief Information Officer

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...
11-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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...
26-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tufts University, located on campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville and Grafton, Massachusetts, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across the university's schools is widely encouraged.


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