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Exclusive analysis: Youth turnout rate way up in 2018

Young people turned out at an estimated rate of 31 percent, a substantial increase over 2014 and a high-water mark for the last quarter century, according to an exclusive youth turnout analysis released by researchers from the Center for Information...
7-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Regeneration science takes a leap forward

Researchers led by Tufts University biologists and engineers have found that delivering progesterone to an amputation injury site can induce the regeneration of limbs in otherwise non-regenerative adult frogs—a discovery that furthers...
6-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Recipients of inaugural $100k Jean Mayer Prize in Nutrition Science & Policy announced

The inaugural $100,000 Jean Mayer Prize for Excellence in Nutrition Science & Policy was awarded by Tufts to former Sen. Tom Harkin; former USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack; Center for Science in the Public Interest; and Mission: Readiness for their work...
22-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists grow functioning human neural networks in 3D from stem cells

A team of Tufts University-led researchers has developed three-dimensional (3D) human tissue culture models for the central nervous system that mimic structural and functional features of the brain and demonstrate neural activity sustained over a...
15-Oct-2018 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Clinical Trials Seek Treatments for Canine Cancers, May Offer Clues on Human Cancers

Two studies into deadly cancers in dogs are now underway, offered through the newly formed Clinical Trials Office at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University. Dogs with spontaneous osteosarcoma, as well as dogs with mast cell tumors...
11-Oct-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New study finds that inflammatory proteins in the colon increase incrementally with weight

A new study from Tufts researchers finds that two inflammatory proteins in the colon increase incrementally with weight. In individuals with obesity, this was accompanied by activation of precancerous cellular pathways.
10-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Exclusive polling: Young voters energized for midterms

Young voters are engaged in the 2018 midterm elections and plan to vote in higher numbers, according to new findings from an exclusive pre-election poll of young people, ages 18-24, from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning &...
9-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Amputation injury is communicated to opposing limbs

In research that extends knowledge about the physiology of regeneration and wound repair, Tufts University biologists have discovered that amputation of one limb is immediately reflected in the bioelectric properties of the contralateral, or...
4-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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