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Improving Release Process and Treatment After Incarceration May Reduce Opioid Overdoses

New research from Tufts University School of Medicine suggests critical changes to the process of transitioning people out of jail while on substance use treatment can reduce opioid deaths among the highly susceptible population.
11-Aug-2022 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Research Links Red Meat Intake, Gut Microbiome, and Cardiovascular Disease in Older Adults

A new study shows older adults who ate about a serving of meat daily had a 22 percent higher risk of cardiovascular disease than those who didn’t eat meat, and identifies biologic pathways that help explain the risk. Higher risk and links to gut...
28-Jul-2022 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Common Viruses May Be Triggering the Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease

Two common viruses lie dormant in neurons – herpes simplex virus (HSV), and varicella zoster virus (VZV). Lab models of the human brain show that activation or re-infection of VZV can trigger neuroinflammation and wake up HSV, leading to...
29-Jul-2022 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Studying the Link Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease

New research published in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience by Tufts University scientists and colleagues suggests a link between Fusobacterium nucleatum (F. nucleatum), a common type of bacteria that proliferates in periodontal disease,...
12-Jul-2022 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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What Causes the Brain’s Emotional Hub to Switch to Negative States?

Alcohol can change the pattern of activity in the basolateral amygdala (BLA) in a mouse model, essentially telling the brain to change emotions, according to a study led by Tufts neuroscientists. Some of the same research team is also looking at the...
6-Jul-2022 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Only Seven Percent of Adults Have Good Cardiometabolic Health

Less than seven percent of the U.S. adult population has good cardiometabolic health, according to a new study. The researchers also identified large health disparities between people of different sexes, ages, races and ethnicities, and education...
28-Jun-2022 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Get to Know Kyongbum Lee, New Dean of the Tufts School of Engineering

Kyongbum Lee, the new Dean of Tufts School of Engineering, talks about training engineers for societal impact
28-Jun-2022 11:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Major Report: How to Drastically Increase Youth Voter Participation and Reduce Inequities in Turnout

Institutions and communities have not been doing their part to prepare the nation’s young people to participate in democracy, according to a new report from the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts...
13-Jun-2022 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Monkeypox: What to Know About the Current Outbreak

Monkeypox, a smallpox-related virus, has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO). Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University's Felicia Nutter, who specializes in wildlife health and infectious...
25-Jul-2022 2:05 PM EDT

What Autoimmune Diseases Are and What Can Be Done to Alleviate Them

Tufts University School of Medicine immunologist Pilar Alcaide explains what autoimmune diseases are, what causes them, who gets them the most, and what can be done about them.
20-Jul-2022 11:00 AM EDT

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Wastewater Surveillance for COVID-19: It’s Complicated

Elena Naumova, professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, explains wastewater surveillance and testing, the underlying process and the pros and cons of its use.
28-Jun-2022 2:25 PM EDT

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Dental Emergencies Years in the Making

Dentists responding to a poll from the American Dental Association in late 2021 reported a 63% increase in patients with chipped or cracked teeth, compared to before the pandemic. Gabriela Lagreca, a prosthodontist at Tufts University School of...
8-Jun-2022 4:15 PM EDT

Child Abuse Actually Decreased During COVID. Here’s Why

A review of available data suggests that there was not a significant rise in child abuse related to COVID-19. Robert Sege of Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts Medical explains the "missing epidemic of child abuse" in a recent JAMA...
23-Feb-2022 5:05 PM EST

What Is Combination Drug Therapy?

Using drugs in synergistic combinations may clear infections more efficiently and slow the acquisition of drug resistance. Bree Aldridge of Tufts University School of Medicine explains how researchers find the right drug cocktails, slowing AMR, and...
20-Jan-2022 3:45 PM EST

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The Mental Health Emergency in Young People: What Parents Need to Know

John Sargent, a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine and director and vice chair of the division of child and adolescent psychiatry at Tufts Children’s Hospital, explains what’s behind the youth mental...
12-Jan-2022 9:45 AM EST

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Offshore Wind Plan Boosts Clean Energy

The 30 gigawatts of offshore wind farms that is proposed under a new Biden administration plan will be essential for curbing climate change, said Tufts expert Eric Hines. It will also be a key step in modernizing the national power grid toward more...
4-Nov-2021 11:15 AM EDT

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