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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

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

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