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Scientists Regrow Frog’s Lost Leg

Scientists have triggered long-term growth of legs in adult frogs, which are naturally unable to regenerate limbs. The frogs regrew a lost leg over months, triggered by just 24 hour exposure to a five-drug cocktail held under a bioreactor. The new...
24-Jan-2022 9:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

Telehealth Might Be Best as a Supplement to Office Visits, Not a Replacement

With the pandemic, there has been a rise in the use of virtual appointments for patients seeking health care. A new study by Tufts researchers, however, suggests that for many older and chronically ill patients, telehealth appointments may be most...
21-Jan-2022 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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HNRCA Launches National Center for Precision Health

Tufts' HNRCA will lead a new study to develop algorithms to predict how individuals respond to different food and dietary patterns. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, researchers are hopeful the initiative will lead to more personalized...
20-Jan-2022 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Food Labeling Is Lacking in Online Grocery Retailers

A new collaborative study finds that roughly only a third of major online grocery products surveyed contain required food labeling information. The researchers from Tufts and NYU advocate for improved labeling practices to support consumer decision...
13-Jan-2022 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers Reduce Breast Cancer Metastasis in Animal Models by Modifying Tumor Electrical Properties

Researchers at Tufts University have found that manipulating voltage patterns of tumor cells -- using ion channel blockers already FDA-approved as treatments for other diseases -- can in fact significantly reduce metastasis in animal models of...
11-Jan-2022 12:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Computer Model Seeks to Explain the Spread of Misinformation, and Suggest Counter Measures

Researchers have come up with a computer model that mirrors the way misinformation spreads in real life. The work might provide insight on how to protect people from the current contagion of misinformation that threatens public health and the health...
11-Jan-2022 12:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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What Will It Take to Nourish Everyone on the Planet?

Tufts' Patrick Webb talks about the major food security and nutrition challenges around the world, how his new lab plans to address those needs, and how even small choices by individuals can make a difference.
1-Dec-2021 11:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Tufts Receives $10 Million Grant to Help Develop Cultivated Meat

A multi-institution team led by Tufts University has received a five-year, $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop meat produced not from farm animals, but from cells grown in bioreactors. It’s the first such...
4-Nov-2021 10:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

Why Pregnant Women Should Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr. Erika Werner of Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts Medical Center on why pregnant women are more vulnerable to the virus, why she recommends the vaccine, and what she hears from her patients.
13-Oct-2021 10:20 AM EDT

Trump Administration to Roll Back Fuel Economy Standards--Tufts Public Health Expert on Air Pollution and Health Impact

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How "Fake News" Influences the Beliefs and Decision-Making of Individuals and Governments

14-Dec-2016 1:05 PM EST

Olympics and International Diplomacy: The Power of Sports on Diplomacy, Diplomatic Expert

11-Aug-2016 3:05 PM EDT

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