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

Wednesday, May, 24th, 2017 News 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

Switch to a low-glycemic diet: Stop age-related eye disease

Monday, May, 22nd, 2017 News Researchers in the News

Highlights Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) affects the macula, causes gradual loss of central vision and does not have a possible cure. Switching from a high-glycemic diet to a low-glycemic one is beneficial to eye health in people that are heading towards developing AMD. Changes in metabolism associated with the different glycemia diets are related to 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

Artificial intelligence uncovers new insight into biophysics of cancer

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

Scientists from Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences, the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County have used artificial intelligence to gain insight into the biophysics of cancer. Their machine-learning platform predicted a trio of reagents that was able to generate a never-before-seen cancer-like phenotype in tadpoles. The research, Read More

Aimee Shen named recipient of PECASE Award!

Thursday, January, 12th, 2017 News Researchers in the News

President Obama named 102 scientists and researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. The Presidential Early Career Awards highlight the key role that the Administration Read More

Practice testing protects memory against stress

Tuesday, January, 3rd, 2017 News Researchers in the News

(MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass., Nov. 24, 2016)—Learning by taking practice tests, a strategy known as retrieval practice, can protect memory against the negative effects of stress, report scientists from Tufts University in a new study published in Scienceon Nov. 25. In experiments involving 120 student participants, individuals who learned a series of words and images by retrieval Read More