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COVID-19 crisis estimated to impact Massachusetts state finances

A new policy brief from the Center for State Policy Analysis (cSPA) at Tufts University's Tisch College of Civic Life provides detailed, non-partisan estimates of the devastating impact that the COVID-19 crisis will have on tax revenues in the state...
31-Mar-2020 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Heart attack on a chip: scientists model conditions of ischemia on a microfluidic device

Researchers invented a microfluidic chip containing cardiac cells that is capable of mimicking hypoxic and other conditions following a heart attack. The chip can be used to monitor electrophysiological and molecular response of the cells to heart...
30-Mar-2020 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

National study finds diets remain poor for most American children; disparities persist

A study of national dietary trends over 18 years finds some improvements in the diets of U.S. children, but the majority still have a poor-quality diet. Disparities persisted or even worsened, finds the study published in JAMA and led by researchers...
19-Mar-2020 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Federally protected lands reduce habitat loss and protect endangered species, study finds

Habitat loss for imperiled species in the U.S. was found to be more than twice as great on non-protected private lands than on federally protected lands. The study shows that federal land protection and endangered species listings are effective...
28-Feb-2020 5:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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

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