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From the lab to the real world: program to improve elderly mobility feasible in community
July 16, 2018
Structured exercise program for older, sedentary adults is possible, safe and associated with benefits to physical and cognitive health

BOSTON (July 16, 2018)—Immobility in old age can lead to lower independence and quality of life and increased risk for falls and chronic disease....

National school food policies have potential to improve health now and later
July 9, 2018
Modeling study estimates impact of policies targeting fruits and vegetables and sugary drinks in schools on health outcomes for children and adults

BOSTON (July 9, 2018)—Providing free fruits and vegetables and limiting sugary drinks in schools could have positive health effects in both the...

July 6, 2018
Bandages with integrated pH and temperature sensors and electronically triggered drug release are designed to improve healing

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (July 6, 2018)—A team of engineers led by Tufts University has developed a prototype bandage designed to actively...

Tisch College
June 28, 2018
$100K grant from Cummings Foundation promotes dialogue across differences, encourages civic engagement at Tufts University and beyond

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (June 28, 2018)—At a time of debate about free speech and expression on college campuses, the Institute for Democracy...

Findings published in Cell show how the flu virus resets its trap
June 28, 2018
First real-time visualization reveals that protein molecules on virus surface reach out to hijack target cells and reset the trap if they fail

BOSTON (June 28, 2018)—For the first time, scientists have directly visualized in real-time structural changes in the surface protein of the...

Neisseria gonorrhoeae
June 27, 2018
Study compares gender-specific expression of antibiotic resistance genes during active gonorrhea infection

BOSTON (June 27, 2018, 1:00 p.m. ET)—The World Health Organization estimates that 78 million people worldwide are infected with gonorrhea each...

Aimee Shen, Tufts University School of Medicine, in her lab where she studies C. difficile
June 25, 2018
Shen’s research will focus on the role of DNA modifications in regulating C. difficile’s ability to transmit disease

BOSTON (June 25, 2018)—Aimee Shen, Ph.D., assistant professor of molecular biology and microbiology at Tufts...

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