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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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Low vitamin K levels linked to mobility limitation and disability in older adults

Tufts University researchers led the first study to evaluate the association between biomarkers of vitamin K status and mobility limitation and disability, and found older adults with low levels of circulating vitamin K were more likely to develop...
13-Jun-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Study Estimates Preventable Cancer Burden Linked to Poor Diet in the U.S.

A new study from researchers at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts estimated the association between suboptimal consumption of seven types of foods and specific cancers. They found that poor diet is on par with alcohol,...
16-May-2019 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nadeem Karimbux Named Dean of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Nadeem Karimbux, an accomplished dental educator, researcher, clinician and leader, has been named the 17th dean of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He will assume his new role on July 1.
16-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Species facing climate change could find help in odd place: urban environments

Research shows animals move faster through ‘low quality’ habitats (fulfilling a minimum of resources for survival) – evidence that could change the way conservationists think about managing urban landscapes to help species move in response to...
10-May-2019 1:05 PM 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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