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Study: Traumatic brain injury leads to widespread changes in neural connections

Tufts University School of Medicine researchers develop imaging technology that records neuronal activity throughout the brain during the first weeks of recovery from traumatic brain injury
15-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Tufts Named a Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Students

Tufts University was recognized for being one of the colleges and universities with the highest number of students selected for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. During the 2023-2024 academic year, 14 students from Tufts were selected for...
13-Feb-2024 9:10 AM EST Add to Favorites

The New Rules of Tipping

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people increased their tips as a nod to the risks taken by front-line service workers; now that the pandemic has eased and prices have risen, it’s sparked a backlash to “tipflation.”
31-Jan-2024 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Fighting Viruses that Cause Cancer

In research labs and clinical settings, faculty across Tufts School of Medicine and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences are investigating cancer caused by herpes, HIV, HPV, and other viruses
29-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Cultivated Meat Production Costs Could Fall Significantly with New Cells Created at Tufts University

In an advance for cultivated meat technology, researchers have developed bovine muscle stem cells that produce their own growth factors, eliminating the need to add the expensive ingredient in the growth media.
22-Jan-2024 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Turning Basic Research into a New Treatment for the Most Aggressive Forms of Breast Cancer

Tufts University researcher has spent three decades working on breast cancer, developing a therapy to potentially stop the growth and spread of one third of all breast cancer cases
24-Jan-2024 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Diets rich in plant protein may help women stay healthy as they age

Women who consume higher amounts of protein, especially protein from plant-based sources, develop fewer chronic diseases and are more likely to be healthier overall as they age, according to a study led by Tufts University researchers and published...
10-Jan-2024 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Cost of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance is Flattening Worker Wages, Contributing to Income Inequality

The rising cost of health insurance is an ongoing concern in the United States. New research from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University shows that increasing health insurance costs are eating up a growing proportion...
12-Jan-2024 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Baby’s First Tooth? Time for a Visit to the Dentist

Cheen Loo, professor and chair of pediatric dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, offers advice on dental care for young children
8-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST

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David Kaplan Named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

David Kaplan, the Stern Family Endowed Professor of Engineering at Tufts University, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
18-Dec-2023 8:05 AM EST

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The Most Popular Holiday Foods…That Your Pet Should Avoid!

Lisa Freeman, board-certified veterinary nutritionist, and professor at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, offers some guidelines on holiday foods and your pets.
15-Dec-2023 2:05 PM EST

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The Next Phase in Monitoring Wild Animals for COVID-19

Infectious disease researchers at Tufts University are helping the USDA launch stronger surveillance testing of wild animals for SARS-CoV-2
13-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST

Tufts Wildlife Clinic Celebrates 40 Years of Impact and Service

Officially established in 1983, today Tufts Wildlife Clinic provides medical care for thousands of orphaned, sick, and injured New England wildlife each year. It serves as a regional information resource on wildlife health for the public, state and...
7-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EST

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Is Age Just a Number When it Comes to Oral Health?

While gradual changes to the teeth and mouth are still part of normal aging, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine experts say today’s dental medicine means older mouths can still be healthy mouths.
2-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EDT

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How Scientists Are Solving the Mystery of Aging

Researchers at Tufts University are studying why we get older, and how to stay healthy as we do--looking at everything from heart and dental health to the relationship between healthy aging and nutrition.
31-Oct-2023 2:20 PM EDT

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Getting X-rays at the Dentist? It’s Safer Than You Realize

Since dental X-rays became commonplace some seven decades ago, dentists and hygienists have been draping their patients with protective gear to shield them from the possibility of radiation exposure to body parts other than the jaw. But experts in...
30-Oct-2023 2:15 PM EDT

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