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Farm laborer wearing hat to protect him from the sun bends down to harvest carrots in a large field
August 23, 2021
Findings and limited data serve as “red flag” to increase transparency of food systems

A new study in Nature Food calls attention to the need for better systems to track forced labor in food supply chains. The study —...

Mother with her baby daughter by the window
August 18, 2021
The ongoing antidepressant and anti-anxiety benefits of brexanolone, a drug approved for the treatment of postpartum depression, for weeks after treatment may lie in how it alters oscillations in regions of the brain associated with mood
  • Researchers find a mechanism that may explain the long-lasting effects of allopregnanolone, a neuroactive steroid used therapeutically to...
A multi-colored large lollipop on top of many brightly colored smaller candies.
August 10, 2021
New study in JAMA also found kids and teens eat less unprocessed and minimally processed foods

The calories that children and adolescents consumed from ultraprocessed foods jumped from 61% to 67% of total caloric intake from 1999 to 2018,...

Whole-grain breads and other whole-grain food products.
July 13, 2021
Study in middle- to older-aged adults suggests whole grains may protect against heart disease

Middle- to older-aged adults who ate at least three servings of whole grains daily had smaller increases in waist size, blood pressure, and blood...

Propane to propylene catalyst reaction
June 24, 2021
Using fundamental calculations of molecular interactions, they created a catalyst with 100% selectivity in producing propylene, a key precursor to plastics and fabric manufacturing

Researchers at Tufts University, University College London (UCL), Cambridge University and University of California at Santa Barbara have...

Microwave metamaterial
June 22, 2021
Engineers make metamaterials that manipulate microwave energy in ways conventional materials cannot

Engineers at Tufts University have developed new methods to more efficiently fabricate materials that behave in unusual ways when interacting with...

A hand puts a container with testing swabs into a box containing other swabs
June 17, 2021
Funds from Cummings Foundation bolster testing model that has contributed to safe in-person learning for Medford PK-12 schools

Tufts University and Medford Public Schools are the joint recipients of a Cummings Foundation $...

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