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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


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


Study suggests earthquakes are triggered well beyond fluid injection zones

Researchers discovered that the practice of subsurface fluid injection often used in oil and gas exploration could cause significant, rapidly spreading earthquake activity beyond the fluid diffusion zone. The results account for the observation that...
1-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Can the Effects of the Ketogenic Diet Help Prevent Epilepsy After Traumatic Brain Injury?

Neuroscientists at Tufts prevented the development of epileptic activity in mice after traumatic brain injury by using a drug that mimics the metabolic effects of the ketogenic diet.
29-Apr-2019 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists unlock new role for nervous system in regeneration

A computational model of flatworm regeneration starts to answer the question – what signals determine the rebuilding of specific anatomical structures in regeneration? The model predicts and confirms factors determining body pattern formation, and...
25-Apr-2019 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Alastair Cribb Named Dean of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has named its fifth dean, Alastair Cribb, a visionary leader in veterinary medicine with expertise in both animal and human health, and founding dean of the University of Calgary Faculty of...
16-Apr-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


FDA added sugar label could be a cost-effective way to improve health, generate savings

The FDA’s mandatory added sugar labeling policy for packaged foods and beverages could generate important health gains and cost-savings for the healthcare system and society, according to a new modeling study led by researchers from Tufts...
10-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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