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Deletion of FAT10 gene reduces body fat, slows down aging in...

A single gene appears to play a crucial role in coordinating the immune system and metabolism, and deleting the gene in mice reduces body...

New reason to eat oats for heart health

The soluble fiber in oats helps lower total and LDL cholesterol, but scientists now say that the cardiovascular health benefits of oats goes beyond...

Soft robotic fish moves like the real thing

A new robotic fish can change direction almost as rapidly as a real fish. Soft robots — which don’t just have soft exteriors but are...

Researchers find that going with the flow makes bacteria stick

In surprising new discovery, scientists show that microbes are more likely to adhere to tube walls when water is moving. In a surprising new finding,...

Caring for animals may correlate with positive traits in young adults

Young adults who care for an animal may have stronger social relationships and connection to their communities, according to a paper published online today...

Scientists discover food pods produced by ocean microbes

Marine cyanobacteria — tiny ocean plants that produce oxygen and make organic carbon using sunlight and CO2 — are primary engines of Earth’s biogeochemical...

Older mice fed goji berries show reduced risk for flu virus...

In a study of older mice, wolfberries appear to interact with the influenza vaccine to offer additional protection against the flu virus. The research, led...

Silky brain implants may help stop spread of epilepsy

Silk has walked straight off the runway and into the lab. According to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, silk...

Silk microneedles deliver controlled-release drugs painlessly

Bioengineers at Tufts University School of Engineering have developed a new silk-based microneedle system able to deliver precise amounts of drugs over time and...

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...

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