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colorectal cancer, catalyst, clinical guidelines, Fasting Glucose, eye disease, bone metabolism, chronic diseases, antibiotic

Switching to a Low-glycemic Diet May Stop Age-related Eye Disease, Study...

A study in mice finds that development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) could be arrested by switching from a high-glycemic diet (starches as are...
Schizophrenia

Discovery of New Pathway in Brain Has Implications for Schizophrenia Treatment

Neuroscientists at Tufts University School of Medicine have discovered a new signaling pathway that directly connects two major receptors in the brain associated with...
sour rot grape disease

Paper wasps found to contribute to sour rot grape disease, a...

Come harvest season, wine makers have grown accustomed to looking for the telltale signs of a common but devastating threat: black mold and spores...
breast cancer

Isoflavones in Food Associated with Reduced Mortality for Women with Some...

An epidemiological analysis of data from more than 6,000 American and Canadian women with breast cancer finds that post-diagnosis consumption of foods containing isoflavones—estrogen-like...
dietary fiber

New Study Suggests That Eating Whole Grains Increases Metabolism and Calorie...

A new study suggests that substituting whole grains for refined grains in the diet increases calorie loss by reducing calories retained during digestion and...
metabolism

Eating Whole Grains Led to Modest Improvements in Gut Microbiota and...

In a clinical trial, adults who consumed a diet rich in whole grains rather than refined grains had modest improvements in healthy gut microbiota...
organ culture system

New Organ Culture System Reveals Effects of BPA Exposure on Fetal...

A new organ culture system developed by scientists from Tufts University School of Medicine now enables tests of the direct effects of chemical exposure,...
modulator

Chip-sized, High-speed Terahertz Modulator Raises Possibility of Faster Data Transmission

Tufts University engineers have invented a chip-sized, high-speed modulator that operates at terahertz (THz) frequencies and at room temperature at low voltages without consuming...
colorectal cancer, catalyst, clinical guidelines, Fasting Glucose, eye disease, bone metabolism, chronic diseases, antibiotic

Ban on Triclosan Shows Need for New Chemicals to Demonstrate Efficacy...

A new commentary from Patrick McNamara and Stuart Levy cautions that the Food and Drug Administration’s ban on triclosan and 18 other biocidal chemicals...
genetic

Tufts Researchers Uncover Possible Source of Genetic Error Behind a Dozen...

Tufts University researchers have discovered a possible explanation for the occurrence of a genetic error that causes over a dozen neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders,...
breast cancer

Silencing SIRT2, a Sirtuin Enzyme, Reduces Malignancy in Deadly Breast Cancer...

Silencing SIRT2, a member of the sirtuin family of enzymes, reduces the invasiveness of basal-like breast cancer cells in culture and inhibits tumor growth...
colorectal cancer, catalyst, clinical guidelines, Fasting Glucose, eye disease, bone metabolism, chronic diseases, antibiotic

Study Finds Link Between Childhood Cancer and Poor Dietary Quality in...

Survivors of childhood cancer have poor adherence to federal dietary guidelines in adulthood, a new study finds. Diets lacking essential nutrients may exacerbate the...
stem cells

New Technique Generates Human Neural Stem Cells for Tissue Engineering, 3D...

Tufts University researchers have discovered a new technique for generating rapidly-differentiating human neural stem cells for use in a variety of tissue engineering applications,...
Threads

Engineers Integrate Nano-scale Sensors, Electronics and Microfluidics into Threads

For the first time, researchers led by Tufts University engineers have integrated nano-scale sensors, electronics and microfluidics into threads – ranging from simple cotton...
thread

Researchers Invent “Smart” Thread That Collects Diagnostic Data When Sutured into...

For the first time, researchers led by Tufts University engineers have integrated nano-scale sensors, electronics and microfluidics into threads – ranging from simple cotton...
Hunger neurons

“Hunger” Neurons in the Brain Are Regulated by Protein Activated During...

Neurons in the brain that control hunger are regulated by AMPK, a protein activated during fasting, report researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine,...
fragile X mental retardation protein

Neuroscience Study Identifies New Trigger Mechanism for Fragile X Syndrome in...

A study published today in the Journal of Neuroscience led by Yongjie Yang of Tufts University School of Medicine identifies an astroglial trigger mechanism...
mycobacteria

Individual Mycobacteria Respond Differently to Antibiotics Based on Growth and Timing

Tuberculosis is one of the most common infectious diseases in the world, infecting almost 10 million people each year. Treating the disease can be...
omega-3 fatty acids, pluripotent

Non-healing Tissue from Diabetic Foot Ulcers Reprogrammed as Pluripotent Stem Cells

Researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts, led by Jonathan Garlick, have established...
omega-3 fatty acids, pluripotent

Consumption of Omega-3s Linked to Lower Risk of Fatal Heart Disease

Blood levels of seafood and plant-based omega-3 fatty acids are associated with a lower risk of dying from heart attacks, according to a new...