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Tufts University Names Nadine Aubry as Provost

Nadine Aubry, Ph.D., who leads Northeastern University’s College of Engineering and is an internationally recognized scholar and academic innovator, will be Tufts University’s next provost and senior vice president, effective July 1, 2019, the...
22-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Racial inequality in the deployment of rooftop solar energy in the U.S.

Although the popularity of rooftop solar panels has skyrocketed because of their benefits to consumers and the environment, the deployment has predominantly occurred in white neighborhoods, even after controlling for household income and home...
10-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Brain Plasticity Restored in Adult Mice Through Targeting Specific Nerve Cell Connections

Research in mice finds a new molecular mechanism that is essential for maturation of brain function and may be used to restore plasticity in aged brains. This work targets for the first time a specific molecule acting on a single type of neuronal...
8-Jan-2019 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Cost to Walk Away From Facebook for a Year? More Than $1,000, New Study Finds

Using a series of auctions in which people were paid to close their accounts for as little as one day or as long as one year, a new study finds that Facebook users would require an average of more than $1,000 to deactivate their account for one year.
20-Dec-2018 11:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Front and center: food labels have effects on consumption and product formulation

A new Food-PRICE systematic review and meta-analysis led by researchers at Tufts assessed the effectiveness of food package and menu labeling in interventional studies and found that these approaches can impact consumer and industry behavior for...
13-Dec-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Large Restaurant Portions a Global Problem, Study Finds

A multi-country study finds that large portion sizes in fast food and full service restaurants is not a problem unique to the U.S. The researchers found that 94 percent of full service meals and 72 percent of fast food meals studied in five...
10-Dec-2018 9:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers Develop Accurate, Non-Invasive Method to Detect Bladder Cancer

A research team has developed a non-invasive method for detecting bladder cancer that might make screening easier and more accurate than current invasive clinical tests involving visual inspection of bladder. In the first successful use of atomic...
3-Dec-2018 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Scholars to explore the meaning of family and kinship in Sawyer Seminar supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Amid growing national interest in genealogy and family history, scholars from around the world will explore past and present meanings of family and kinship in a year-long seminar led by Tufts University and supported by the Mellon Foundation through...
29-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


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