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A novel mechanism regulating stress is identified

Neuroscience researchers from Tufts have demonstrated, for the first time, that the physiological response to stress depends on neurosteroids acting on specific receptors in the brain, and they have been able...

New research helps explain how progesterone preventspreterm birth

SAN FRANCISCO, FEB. 10, 2011 -- Research presented today at the 31st Annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) -- The Pregnancy Meeting™ has found that three proteins known as XIAP, BID, and Bcl-2 are responsible in part for ...

Tufts University calls for moderate approach to teaching personalized genomic testing

BOSTON (January 24, 2011) -- Genetics in Medicine, the official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics, published this month a paper by Tufts University faculty calling for a moderate, strategic approach to teaching personalized geno...

Discovery halts breast cancer stem cells

BOSTON (Nov. 23, 2010) -- Breast cancer stem cells (CSCs), the aggressive cells thought to be resistant to current anti-cancer therapies and which promote metastasis, are stimulated by estrogen via a pathway that mirrors normal stem cell developmen...

New low-cost method to deliver vaccine shows promise

BOSTON (November 16, 2010) -- Researchers have developed a promising new approach to vaccination for rotavirus, a common cause of severe diarrheal disease that is responsible for approximately 500,000 deaths among children in the developing ...

Of 50,000 small molecules tested to fight cancer, 2 show promise

BOSTON (3:00 p.m. ET, November 1, 2010) -- A class of compounds that interferes with cell signaling pathways may provide a new approach to cancer treatment, according to a study published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy...

What can country of birth tell us about childhood asthma?

BOSTON (October 25, 2010) -- Researchers from Tufts University pooled data from five previous epidemiological studies to investigate the prevalence of asthma in children in the Boston neighborhoods of Chinatown and Dorchester. Among children born ...

Researchers connect APC protein to autism and mental retardation

BOSTON (August 23, 2010) -- A clue to the causes of autism and mental retardation lies in the synapse, the tiny intercellular junction that rapidly transfers information from one neuron to the next. According to neuroscientists at Tufts University...

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