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March 6, 2017
Consuming foods rich in isoflavones, found in soy, is associated with reduced mortality in women with hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer and women not treated with endocrine therapy

BOSTON (March 6, 2017)—An epidemiological analysis of data from more than 6,000 American and Canadian women with breast cancer finds that post-...

March 3, 2017
Systemic administration of irisin increases bone formation in mice, mimicking the beneficial effects of exercise on the skeletal system

BOSTON (March 3, 2017)—Two weeks of voluntary wheel running induces higher expression of irisin—a fat-burning hormone that is released during...

March 1, 2017
Interventions that alter food prices can improve people’s diets, leading to more healthy choices and fewer unhealthy choices

BOSTON (March 1, 2017)—A new systematic review and meta-analysis finds that lowering the cost of healthy foods significantly increases their...

February 27, 2017
Ultralight web of silk nano fibers withstands load 4,000 times its weight

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (February 27, 2017) -- Researchers at Tufts University's School of Engineering have developed a new bioinspired...

February 27, 2017

BOSTON (Feb. 27, 2017)—Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Black/African American women in the US and more Black/African American...

February 21, 2017

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (February 21, 2017) -- Tufts University is among the country’s top producers of Fulbright scholarship winners, with 10...

February 9, 2017
Honey bees are fine-tuned to know what minerals the colony may lack and proactively seek out nutrients in conjunction with the season

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE (February 9, 2017) – Despite having few taste genes, honey bees are fine-tuned to know what minerals the colony may lack and...

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