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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

Study: Losing weight—and keeping it off—linked to cardiometabolic benefits

7-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Voltage gated calcium channels ‘read’ electric patterns in embryos to create cartilage and bone

Scientists have revealed how the electrical patterns formed within an embryo initiate a cascade of molecular changes that culminate in the development of cartilage and bone. The study demonstrates that voltage gated calcium channels ‘read’ the...
4-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New silk materials can wrinkle into detailed patterns, then unwrinkle to be “reprinted”

Engineers developed silk materials that can wrinkle into nanotextured patterns – including words, textures and images as intricate as a QR code or a fingerprint. The patterns are stable, but can be erased by flooding the surface of the silk with...
4-Oct-2019 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists create brain-mimicking environment to grow 3D tissue models of brain tumors

Researchers developed 3D human tissue culture models of pediatric and adult brain cancers in a brain-mimicking microenvironment, that includes brain-derived extracellular matrix – providing support for surrounding neural tissue. The development is...
2-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Virtual reality may help foster learning and collaboration across health professions

One of the biggest challenges to implementing interprofessional education for health professions students is scheduling. Could virtual reality education help? A small new study, led by researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine and focused...
3-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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‘Report Card’ on Diet Trends: Low-Quality Carbs Account for 42 Percent of a Day’s Calories

An 18-year ‘report card’ on the American diet shows adults are eating too many low-quality carbohydrates and more than the recommended daily amount of saturated fat. The study of dietary trends, from researchers at Tufts and Harvard, is...
19-Sep-2019 12:00 PM 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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