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Highlighting Research Awards – June 2017

Monday, July, 10th, 2017 Award Highlights

Browse Highlights by Researcher Each month, the OVPR highlights the past month’s sponsored research funding awarded to Tufts’ investigators, including both a list of funded awards and one or more featured project abstracts. You can download the list of June’s awardees by clicking the button below. In June, Tufts researchers were awarded over 40 awards Read More

Dogs can get a Lyme disease vaccine. Why can’t humans?

Friday, June, 30th, 2017 Researchers in the News

It’s the season for tick bites. Each year, at least 300,000 people contract Lyme disease and about 10 to 15 percent report stubborn, long-lasting symptoms like achy joints, fatigue and memory lapses despite treatment. What are the mysteries of Lyme, and why is there no effective vaccine on the market for humans? Science correspondent Miles Read More

Tufts Collaborates Seed Grants Awarded for 2017

Tuesday, June, 20th, 2017 OVPR

The Offices of the Provost and Vice Provost for Research are pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of seed grants through the Tufts Collaborates Seed Grant Program.  This program seeks to encourage the essential first steps in interdisciplinary collaboration by supporting new faculty pilot projects that engage at least two disciplines and cross institutional lines. Read More

Worm regenerates into rare TWO-HEADED creature as groundbreaking study aboard the ISS reveals they can even regrow amputated parts in space

Wednesday, June, 14th, 2017 Researchers in the News

Michael Levin led a team that examined how living in space affected the growth and regeneration of planarian flatworms and how their bodies adjust upon their return to Earth. Levin and Junji Morokuma are quoted. Researchers sent flatworms aboard the International Space Station for five weeks to study how an absence of normal gravity can Read More

NIH Recognizes HNRCA Research

Thursday, June, 8th, 2017 OVPR Researchers in the News

The National Institutes of Health has recognized Professor Allen Taylor and Sheldon Rowan’s recent research on glycemic index and age related macular degeneration. Previous population studies have found that a high glycemic diet is associated with AMD onset and progress. Carbohydrates with a high glycemic load, such as white bread, can be quickly digested and Read More

Professor David Henry Feldman Elected President of the Society of the Study of Human Development

Wednesday, May, 24th, 2017 Researchers in the News

Leading the Field Professor David Henry Feldman of the Eliot Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development was elected President of the Society for the Study of Human Development (SSHD), a scientific society dedicated to research and applications for human development policies and programs. “David Henry’s election underscores his national recognition as an eminent Read More