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Shifting Clinic Culture to Address the Opioid Epidemic

At a family medicine clinic in the Boston area, a team led by faculty from Tufts University School of Medicine conducted a five-year case study where they found medical facilities can help physicians to treat chronic pain in a way that will deter...
8-Jan-2020 4:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers Suggest a Pathway to Reverse the Genetic Defect of Friedreich’s Ataxia

Scientists report that the genetic anomaly causing the neurodegenerative disease Friedreich’s ataxia – the multiple repetition of a three letter DNA sequence – could potentially be reversed by enhancing a natural process that contracts the...
4-Jan-2020 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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New way to make biomedical devices from silk yields better products with tunable qualities

Researchers have developed a more efficient fabrication method for silk that allows them mold the material like plastic into solid forms for a wide range of applications, including medical devices. The properties of the end products can be...
10-Dec-2019 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Intended to help human, planetary health, EAT-Lancet diet too costly for 1.6 billion people

A new study estimates that the Eat-Lancet Commission reference diet -- meant to improve both human and planetary health -- would be unaffordable for at least 1.58 billion people, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The study is published...
6-Nov-2019 1:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers engineer insulin-producing cells activated by light for diabetes

Researchers have transplanted engineered pancreatic beta cells into diabetic mice, then caused the cells to produce more than two to three times the typical level of insulin by exposing them to light. The light-switchable cells are designed to...
1-Nov-2019 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists enhance color and texture of cultured meat

A team of Tufts University-led researchers exploring the development of cultured meat found that the addition of the iron-carrying protein myoglobin improves the growth, texture and color of bovine muscle grown from cells in culture. This...
22-Oct-2019 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Health-care pioneer Harris Berman to retire as dean of Tufts University School of Medicine

Tufts University School of Medicine Dean Harris Berman will step down from his post at the end of the year. The managed-care pioneer and former chief executive of Tufts Health Plan will continue at the university on a part-time basis, fundraising...
16-Oct-2019 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Secrets to Climate Change Adaptation Uncovered in the European Corn Borer Moth

Biologists looked at the European corn borer moth and pinpointed variation in two circadian clock genes – per and Pdfr – that enable different populations of the moth to adapt their seasonal transitions to climate change
10-Oct-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Tufts University, located on campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville and Grafton, Massachusetts, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across the university's schools is widely encouraged.

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