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Important Safety Reminder to Keep our Researchers and Community Safe

Thursday, July, 27th, 2017 News OVPR

Laboratories throughout Tufts often have reason to transport materials that may be hazardous in some way, such biohazardous, toxic, or radioactive. It is important for individuals to transport these materials in a way that contains the hazard within an appropriate transport container. When packaged correctly, hazardous materials can be safely carried through public spaces without Read More

DISC Updates on the OVPR website!

Wednesday, July, 19th, 2017 DISC Updates News

The OVPR will use this page to broadcast periodic updates on the DISC Initiative at Tufts University. Please bookmark this page and check back often for updates!

NIH Pathways to Prevention Workshop — Poster Session

Wednesday, July, 19th, 2017 News Opportunities

The workshop organizers are offering an opportunity for emerging researchers to exhibit their research in novel methods for evaluating natural experiments in obesity prevention and control. The ODP will award the top emerging researchers with travel awards based on the quality of their submitted abstract. For this activity, an emerging researcher is defined as a graduate Read More

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

Friday, June, 30th, 2017 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 News 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 News 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 News 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