Health & Science

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June 11, 2017

SAN DIEGO and BOSTON (June 11, 2017, 3:00 ET)—Researchers from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University,...

Flatworms returning from five weeks in space acted differently than stay-at-home controls.
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Experiments aboard International Space Station point to anatomical, behavioral and bacteriological impacts of space travel

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (June 8, 2017) – Flatworms that spent five weeks aboard the International Space Station are helping researchers led by...

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MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (June 7, 2017) — A group of faculty at Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences has received a $1 million grant...

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New article says key factors in previous efforts to impose excise taxes may indicate conditions for future success

BOSTON (June 7, 2017)—Excise taxes to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages have not yet been enacted at the state or federal level...

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The untold story of how a small team of researchers saved the lives of millions of felines—and helped identify the cause of AIDS

In the 1970s, a little-understood virus was the number one killer of cats in the United States. So little was known about it that, in 1970, when...