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Tufts researchers uncover possible source of genetic error behind a dozen debilitating diseases

Monday, December, 12th, 2016 News Researchers in the News

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (December 5, 2016)—Tufts University researchers have discovered a possible explanation for the occurrence of a genetic error that causes over a dozen neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders, including Huntington’s disease, myotonic dystrophy and forms of spinocerebellar ataxia. Read the Full story on Tufts Now.

David Walt elected to National Academy of Medicine

Wednesday, November, 16th, 2016 Appointments News Researchers in the News

The National Academy of Medicine announced the election of 70 regular members and 9 international members during its annual meeting.  Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. David Walt, Ph.D. — University Professor Read More

Ordovas receives award from Ministry of Health

Wednesday, November, 16th, 2016 News Researchers in the News

At the first official event of the new Health Minister Dolors Montserrat Montserrat, Senior Scientist and Director of the Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory, Jose Ordovas receives an award. The award was given as a special recognition by the Ministry of Health to the role that my research has played in the understanding of obesity and Read More

Seed Grants for Teaching and Research

Friday, November, 4th, 2016 News Opportunities

In order to foster ongoing collaboration and innovation in scholarship and teaching, the Office of the Provost sponsors two seed grant programs, Tufts Collaborates and Tufts Innovates. Through these programs, the university has supported more than 183 groundbreaking projects, including 28 in the 2016-2017 academic year. The goals of Tufts Collaborates and Tufts Innovates are Read More

Proline hydroxylation linked to Akt activation

Thursday, September, 8th, 2016 News Researchers in the News

Congratulations to Dr. Philip Tsichlis for his perspective paper this week in Science as below! Proline hydroxylation linked to Akt activation Michael Voulgarelis, Philip N. Tsichlis Molecular Oncology Research Institute, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA. Email: Science 26 Aug 2016: Vol. 353, Issue 6302, pp. 870-871 The below text is an excerpt Read More

Tufts Researchers included in $700,000 Award for Offshore Wind Research Projects

Thursday, September, 1st, 2016 News

Funded through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC)’s Renewable Energy Trust, the research is part of a broader initiative to make the Commonwealth a national leader in offshore wind research and development. By leveraging the expertise of Massachusetts colleges, universities and research centers, these projects are designed to expand local offshore wind expertise while making Read More

FASEB BioArt Competition

Thursday, August, 25th, 2016 News Opportunities

Entries to the fifth annual FASEB BioArt Competition are due by August 30th, 2016. Time is running out to submit captivating, high-resolution images and videos produced as part of cutting-edge life science research. Please enter today and share this reminder with your colleagues. With three image categories and one video category, there is a place Read More

BNORC Pilot and Feasibility Program Applications

Thursday, August, 25th, 2016 News Opportunities

The mission of the NIDDK-funded Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center (BNORC) is to facilitate and support the conduct of cutting edge basic and translational research in the fields of nutrition and obesity science in the Boston area. BNORC’s Pilot and Feasibility Program provides funding on a competitive basis for new investigators who are transitioning to Read More

Announcing Dr. Simin Meydani as Vice Provost for Research

Friday, August, 19th, 2016 Appointments News OVPR

It is my great pleasure to announce that Simin Nikbin Meydani, DVM, PhD, will serve as Tufts University’s Vice Provost for Research (VPR). Simin will begin her new responsibilities on a part-time basis on August 15, and assume the office fully on October 1. During this transition period, Simin will continue to serve as Director Read More

Tufts Receives Membership into Federal Demonstration Partnership

Thursday, June, 19th, 2014 News OVPR

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research is pleased to announce Tufts’ recent acceptance for membership into the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) for participation in the FDP’s Phase VI. The FDP is an association of federal agencies, research policy organizations, and academic research institutions with administrative, faculty, and technical representation that work to streamline Read More