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New Study Finds That Inflammatory Proteins in the Colon Increase Incrementally...

Studies in mice have demonstrated that obesity-induced inflammation contributes to the risk of colorectal cancer, but evidence in humans has been scarce. A new...
magnetic elastomeric composites

Scientists Develop New Materials That Move in Response to Light

Researchers at Tufts University School of Engineering have developed magnetic elastomeric composites that move in different ways when exposed to light, raising the possibility...
Smart Bandage

Smart Bandages Designed to Monitor and Tailor Treatment for Chronic Wounds

A team of engineers led by Tufts University has developed a prototype bandage designed to actively monitor the condition of chronic wounds and deliver...
flu virus

How the Flu Virus Builds a Better Mousetrap

For the first time, scientists have directly visualized in real-time structural changes in the surface protein of the influenza virus that may help the...
gonorrhea

When It Comes to Gonorrhea, Gender Matters

The World Health Organization estimates that 78 million people worldwide are infected with gonorrhea each year. Men with infections tend to have obvious symptoms...
honey beesvideo

Bees Adjust to Seasons with Nutrients in Flowers and ‘Dirty Water’

Researchers at Tufts University have discovered that honey bees alter their diet of nutrients according to the season, particularly as winter approaches. A spike...
sperm microRNAs

Early Life Trauma in Men Associated with Reduced Levels of Sperm...

Exposure to early life trauma can lead to poor physical and mental health in some individuals, which can be passed on to their children....
5G networks

Researchers Devise More Effective Location Awareness for the Internet-Of-(Many)-Things

Anticipating a critical strain on the ability of fifth generation (5G) networks to keep track of a rapidly growing number of mobile devices, engineers...
intestinal microbiota

Metabolites Shed by Intestinal Microbiota Keep Inflammation at Bay

Researchers at Tufts University have elucidated a mechanism by which the “good” bacteria that reside in our gastrointestinal tract can help protect us from...
Leptin’s neural circuit

Leptin’s Neural Circuit Identified

Revealing surprising answers to a long-standing enigma about the brain target of the anti-obesity hormone leptin, neuroscientists at Tufts University School of Medicine have used CRISPR...
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,...
colorectal cancer, 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...