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Richard Lerner invited to serve on NSF Advisory Panel

Wednesday, March, 22nd, 2017 Appointments News

Dr. Richard M. Lerner, Bergstrom Chair in Applied Developmental Science and Director of the  Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development has been invited  to join the NSF Developmental Sciences (DS) Advisory Panel. The NSF Developmental Sciences panel serves in part as a grant review panel for funding applications in the developmental sciences field. As Read More

Summary of President Trump’s ‘Budget Blueprint’ released on March 16

Monday, March, 20th, 2017 News

On March 16, 2017, the White House released a budget proposal document popularly known as a “skinny budget” or “blueprint.” While this document does give some idea of the administration’s priorities, it is not a budget, and it lacks substantial detail. A more complete budget proposal from the White House is expected in May. We Read More

HHMI 2017 Investigator Program

Monday, March, 13th, 2017 News Opportunities

More than 300 Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators, widely known for their creativity and productivity, are pushing the bounds of knowledge in biomedical research. HHMI investigators are based at host institutions across the United States. This arrangement currently represents collaborative partnerships with more than 60 research institutions. Investigators continue to participate in educational and administrative activities at Read More

Tufts Physician-Researcher Named to Endowed Professorship

Monday, March, 6th, 2017 Appointments News

Iris Jaffe, associate professor of medicine and executive director of the Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI), has been appointed the Elisa Kent Mendelsohn Professor of Molecular Cardiology. Jaffe received an M.D. and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. After completing clinical training in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, she received a vascular biology Read More

Tufts a top producer of Fulbright students in 2016-17

Friday, February, 24th, 2017 News

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (February 21, 2017) — Tufts University is among the country’s top producers of Fulbright scholarship winners, with 10 Tufts students earning Fulbright awards for the 2016-17 academic year. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.  Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education, which today Read More

Two HNRCA studies link eating whole grains with weight loss

Tuesday, February, 14th, 2017 News Researchers in the News

Sister studies led by researchers from the HNRCA quantified some of the benefits of a whole-grain diet. Published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the first found that those who ate a controlled, weight-maintaining diet rich in whole grains lost an extra 100 calories per day through a higher resting metabolic rate and greater Read More

The Connection Between Wheat and Bone Loss

Monday, February, 6th, 2017 News Researchers in the News

Stroll through your local grocery store, and you’ll immediately notice America’s love affair with grain. Entire aisles are devoted to breakfast cereals, bread, rolls, crackers and cookies. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the amount of grain most Americans consume has grown by nearly 40 percent since the 1970s, adding up to 500 extra Read More

Common Food Pigment May Fight Cancer

Monday, February, 6th, 2017 News Researchers in the News

Xiang-Dong Wang, a cancer researcher at Tufts, has spent a long time trying to figure out why carotenoids, the main pigments providing colors that range from yellow and pink to deep orange and red in most fruits and vegetables, seem to keep chronic diseases at bay. When a 2004 study by other researchers showed that Read More