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The rescue of inhibitory brain cells (red) with 2-DG, a drug that mimics the effects of the ketogenic diet, may protect against post-traumatic epilepsy.
April 30, 2019
A drug-mimic of the ketogenic diet improves brain function in mice after TBI

BOSTON (April 30, 2019, noon ET)—Neuroscientists led by Chris Dulla at Tufts University School of Medicine prevented the development of epileptic...

April 29, 2019
Using a computational model, researchers were able to explain, predict, and even manipulate the regeneration of the flatworm body

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (April 26, 2019)— Biologists at Tufts University have developed a computational model of planarian (flatworm)...

A red sphere and a blue sphere are reflected in a mirror at the base of a wooden staircase.
April 18, 2019
Graduating students from School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University celebrated during free, public art shows this May

BOSTON and MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (April 18, 2019)—The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University is celebrating graduating art...

Finalists in Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition, organized by the Gordon Institute's Entrepreneurial Leadership Program at Tufts University, pose for a group photo inside Breed Hall on Tufts University campus in Medford/Somerville, Massachusetts on April 5, 2019
April 16, 2019
Annual contests celebrate innovation, entrepreneurship across Tufts community

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (April 16, 2019)—Five new ventures, including a noninvasive alternative to traditional methods of spay and neuter and a...

Pile of colorful candy rounds
April 15, 2019
Model estimates prevention of nearly 1 million cases of cardiometabolic disease, billions of dollars in savings in first 20 years of label’s use

BOSTON (April 15, 2019, 5:00 a.m. ET)—The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) mandatory added sugar labeling policy for packaged foods and...

HIV envelope and spike
April 10, 2019
Breakthrough opens new paths to fight against the deadly virus

BOSTON, MONTREAL, and MELBOURNE, Australia (April 10, 2019, 11 a.m. E.DT.) -- Imagine that HIV is a sealed tin can: if you opened it, what would...

Green plate with spinach, egg, tomatoes and bread, on brown place mat
April 9, 2019
Study also identifies association between excess calcium supplement intake and increased risk of death from cancer

BOSTON (April 8, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET)—Adequate intake of certain nutrients is associated with a reduction in all-cause mortality when the nutrient...