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yeast

Let Them Eat Xylose: Yeast Engineered to Grow Efficiently on Novel...

Researchers at Tufts University have created a genetically modified yeast that can more efficiently consume a novel nutrient, xylose, enabling the yeast to grow...
tiny tooth-mounted sensors

Scientists Develop Tiny Tooth-Mounted Sensors That Can Track What You Eat

Monitoring in real time what happens in and around our bodies can be invaluable in the context of health care or clinical studies, but...
embryos

Researchers Rescue Embryos from Brain Defects by Re-Engineering Cellular Voltage Patterns

Tufts University biologists have demonstrated for the first time that electrical patterns in the developing embryo can be predicted, mapped, and manipulated to prevent...
non-invasive metabolic

Researchers Develop Label-Free, Non-Destructive Tools to Detect Metabolic Changes Linked to...

Metabolic changes in cells can occur at the earliest stages of disease. In most cases, knowledge of those signals is limited, since we usually...
microneedles

Creating Low-cost, Pain-free Injections

Getting an injection at the doctor’s office is never a fun thing, but a new approach is on the horizon, using what are called...
membrane filtersvideo

Study: New Filters Could Enable Manufacturers to Perform Highly-Selective Chemical Separation,...

A team of chemical and biological engineers has developed highly selective membrane filters that could enable manufacturers to separate and purify chemicals in ways...
gum disease

More Evidence of Link Between Severe Gum Disease and Cancer Risk

Data collected during a long-term health study provides additional evidence for a link between increased risk of cancer in individuals with advanced gum disease,...
catalyst, clinical guidelines, Fasting Glucose, eye disease, bone metabolism, chronic diseases, antibiotic

New Catalyst for Making Fuels from Shale Gas

Methane in shale gas can be turned into hydrocarbon fuels using an innovative platinum and copper alloy catalyst, according to new research led by...
Postpartum depression

Neuroscientists Shed Light on Causes of Postpartum Depression Using New Research...

Postpartum depression strikes nearly one in five new mothers, who may experience anxiety, severe fatigue, inability to bond with their children and suicidal thoughts....
fur seal

Veterinary Surgeons Perform First-Known Brain Surgery to Treat Hydrocephalus in Fur...

A neurosurgical team at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has successfully performed what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind brain surgery...
genome

New Process Could Be Key to Understanding Complex Rearrangements in Genome

Understanding complex genomic rearrangements (CGRs), the culprit in the development of many types of cancer and genetic disorders, has always been a challenge because...
sense of smell

When the Nose Doesn’t Know: Can Loss of Smell Be Repaired?

Researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine, led by Dr. James E. Schwob, are examining the behavior of adult stem cells within the context...
health disparities

Price Changes for Seven Foods Could Save Thousands of Lives per...

Changing the prices of seven foods, including fruits, vegetables and sugar-sweetened beverages, could reduce deaths due to stroke, diabetes and cardiovascular disease and address...
silk

How to Build Better Silk

When it comes to concocting the complex mix of molecules that makes up fibers of natural silk, nature beats human engineering hands down. Despite...
brain body

Brain Guides Body Much Sooner than Previously Believed

The brain plays an active and essential role much earlier than previously thought, according to new research from Tufts University scientists which shows that...
catalyst, clinical guidelines, Fasting Glucose, eye disease, bone metabolism, chronic diseases, antibiotic

New Tool Helps Physicians Assess Usefulness of Clinical Guidelines for Patient...

A team of researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine and colleagues have developed a new tool, G-TRUST (the Guideline Trustworthiness, Relevance, and Utility...
extracellular vesicles

Researchers Find First Genomic Biomarkers in Extracellular Vesicles in Veterinary Patients

Researchers at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University have discovered important biomarkers in extracellular vesicles in dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease...
cancer

Researchers ID New Mechanism for Keeping DNA Protein in Line

The actions of a protein used for DNA replication and repair are guided by electrostatic forces known as phosphate steering, a finding that not...
catalyst, clinical guidelines, Fasting Glucose, eye disease, bone metabolism, chronic diseases, antibiotic

Fasting Glucose as a Marker for Greater Weight Loss on a...

Researchers from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, together with colleagues from Gelesis and the University of Copenhagen,...
regenerative health

Space-traveling Flatworms Help Scientists Enhance Understanding of Regenerative Health

Flatworms that spent five weeks aboard the International Space Station are helping researchers led by Tufts University scientists to study how an absence of...