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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...

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 ...

Eating mostly whole grains, few refined grains linked to lower body...

BOSTON (October 20, 2010) - People who consume several servings of whole grains per day while limiting daily intake of refined grains appear to have less of a type of fat tissue thought to play a key role in triggering cardiovascular disease and typ...

Bioelectrical signals turn stem cells’ progeny cancerous

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass.--Biologists at Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences have discovered that a change in membrane voltage in newly identified "instructor cells" can cause stem cells' descendants to trigger melanoma-like growth in p...

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