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Transistors

Engineers Make Transistors and Electronic Devices Entirely from Thread

A team of Tufts University engineers has developed a transistor made from linen thread, enabling them to create electronic devices made entirely...
bone cancer

Study Reveals Genetic Similarities of Osteosarcoma Between Dogs and Children

A bone cancer known as osteosarcoma is genetically similar in dogs and human children, according to the results of a study published...
breast stem cell

Slug, a Stem Cell Regulator, Keeps Breast Cells Healthy by Promoting...

A new study published in Cell Reports found that a transcription factor called Slug serves as ‘command central’ for determining breast stem...
3D printed pill

3D Printed Pill Samples Gut Microbiome to Aid Diagnosis and Treatment

A research team led by Tufts University engineers has developed a 3D printed ingestible pill that samples bacteria found in the gut...
CRISPR gene

Novel Nanoparticles Deliver CRISPR Gene Editing Tools into the Cell with...

A research collaboration between Tufts University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has led to the development of a significantly improved delivery...
Vitamin K

Low Vitamin K Levels Linked to Mobility Limitation and Disability in...

Low levels of circulating vitamin K are linked to increased risk of mobility limitation and disability in older adults, identifying a new...
wearable bioreactor

Regeneration Science Takes a Leap Forward

Researchers led by Tufts University biologists and engineers have found that delivering progesterone to an amputation injury site can induce the regeneration of limbs...
3D brain tissue

Scientists Grow Functioning Human Neural Networks in 3D from Stem Cells

A team of Tufts University-led researchers has developed three-dimensional (3D) human tissue culture models for the central nervous system that mimic structural and functional...
colorectal cancer, catalyst, clinical guidelines, Fasting Glucose, eye disease, bone metabolism, chronic diseases, antibiotic

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...