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Two-thirds of African Americans know someone mistreated by police, and 22% report mistreatment in past year

Sixty-eight percent of African Americans say they know someone who has been unfairly stopped, searched, questioned, physically threatened or abused by the police, and 43 percent say they personally have had this experience—with 22 percent saying...
18-Jun-2020 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Multi-ethnic study suggests vitamin K may offer protective health benefits in older age

A new, multi-ethnic study from researchers at Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center found adults aged 54-76 with low circulating vitamin K levels were more likely to die within 13 years compared to those with adequate levels, suggesting vitamin...
15-Jun-2020 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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National Calorie Menu Labeling Law Could Add Years of Healthy Living, Save Billions

The national law requiring calorie labeling on menus at large chain restaurants is estimated to prevent tens of thousands of new heart disease and type 2 diabetes cases—and save thousands of lives—in just five years, according to a new study...
9-Jun-2020 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Smart Fabrics From Bioactive Inks Monitor Body and Environment by Changing Color

Researchers developed biomaterial-based inks that respond to and quantify chemicals released from the body or in the environment by changing color. Multiple inks can be screen printed onto clothes or even face masks at high resolution, providing a...
5-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Tufts University School of Medicine launches accelerated hybrid physical therapy program

To help meet the increasing demand for physical therapists, Tufts University School of Medicine is launching an accelerated two-year hybrid-education Doctor of Physical Therapy program to begin in January 2021, the first program of its kind offered...
27-May-2020 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Defects in developing frog brain can be prevented or repaired with bioelectric drugs

Developing frog embryo brains damaged by nicotine exposure can be repaired by treatment with ionoceutical drugs that restore bioelectric patterns in the embryo, followed by repair of normal anatomy and brain function. The research suggests...
22-May-2020 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cervical precancer identified by fluorescence, in a step toward bedside detection

Researchers developed a method using fluorescence to detect precancerous metabolic and physical changes in individual epithelial cells lining the cervix. The method, which can detect precancerous lesions non-invasively and non-destructively, opens...
18-May-2020 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Research: Many Countries Severely Lag in Preparedness For Post-Pandemic, Socially Distant Digital Economy

As countries around the world consider reopening for business after months under lockdown, new research reveals vast differences in preparedness for a post-pandemic global digital economy, with certain smaller nations emerging as standard setters...
14-May-2020 7:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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