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Measles Rates are Rising. How to Protect You and Your Child

Helen Boucher and Jeffrey Griffiths, both infectious disease physicians and at Tufts University School of Medicine, offer their advice for those concerned about measles affecting them or their family.
18-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Developing Research into Mpox Infections

The Martinot Lab at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, where faculty and students have been researching the mpox virus in endometrial tissues to raise awareness of the potential increased risk of mpox virus for women.
16-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Serious flu damage prevented by compound that blocks unnecessary cell death

In a study in mice published in Nature, a research team showed that a newly developed compound was able to block necroptosis, a type of cell death that leads to lung inflammation and damage following infection with the flu virus.
8-Apr-2024 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Can Probiotics Keep My Gut Healthy?

A brief explainer on probiotics from Joel Mason, a physician and senior scientist at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University.
9-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Helping to Restore Stolen African Works

Tufts Professor Kwasi Ampene assisted West Africa's Asante kingdom restore antiquities looted by the British in the 19th century.
3-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

College in Prison Changed Them. Now They Want to Change Minds

While the Massachusetts Department of Correction offers vocational education in fields like barber training and culinary arts, its partnership with the Tufts University Prison Initiative of Tisch College (TUPIT) is dedicated to the idea that higher...
3-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study - Chimp Moms Play with Their Kids Through Good Times and Bad

A recent study observing wild chimpanzees over a period of more than 10 years revealed that when food gets scarcer, the adults put play aside and focus on survival, while mother chimps continue to be their children’s primary playmate –...
13-Mar-2024 1:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Drought, Soil Desiccation Cracking, and Carbon Dioxide Emissions: An Overlooked Feedback Loop Exacerbating Climate Change

Soil stores 80 percent of carbon on earth, yet with increasing cycles of drought, that crucial reservoir is cracking and breaking down, releasing even more greenhouse gases creating an amplified feedback loop that could accelerate climate change.
13-Mar-2024 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Teen Behavior, Explained by a Neuroscientist

A researcher at Tufts School of Medicine explains how brain development—as well as current events—can influence decision-making in adolescence.
9-Apr-2024 3:05 PM EDT

A Dentist’s Tool for Tackling the Unexpected

A Tufts University School of Dental Medicine faculty member was part of a team from the Anesthesia Research Foundation of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology that developed a free app called 10 Minutes Saves a Life for use by dentists and...
9-Apr-2024 3:05 PM EDT

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Spring has sprung and so have the turtles crossing roads

Question and answer from an expert at the Tufts Wildlife Clinic on helping turtles cross roads during the spring.
20-Mar-2024 2:05 PM EDT

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How Animal Reproductive Medicine Helps with Breeding, Conservation of Species

Animal reproductive medicine, theriogenology, helps with breeding and conservation of species, says Tufts University faculty member.
19-Mar-2024 6:05 PM EDT

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

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