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Tufts becomes an affiliate member of Boston Biomedical Innovation Center (B-BIC)

Friday, December, 15th, 2017 Appointments Boston Funding News Opportunities Researchers in the News

Boston Biomedical Innovation Center (B-BIC) is a life sciences accelerator funded by the NIH and member institutions to speed the translation of research technologies into products for doctors and their patients, for the good of society. The B-BIC offers opportunities for research funding and skills development. B-BIC Funding Programs Funding is available for translational research… Read More

Louis Lasagna Award 2017

Friday, December, 15th, 2017 News Researchers in the News

Congratulations to Cardiology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Justin Fongemie, PharmD for being the 2017 recipient of the Louis Lasagna, MD Outstanding Institutional Review Board (IRB) Member Award. This award is given to an IRB member who best exemplifies Dr. Lasagna’s extraordinary care, concern, and compassion for research subjects and his advocacy for candor, honesty, and integrity… Read More

Symposium on Innovations in Global Health on October 2nd

Tuesday, September, 12th, 2017 Boston Events Researchers in the News

As part of the Tufts‐Christian Medical College (CMC) Framework Program in Global Health Innovations, funded by an NIH Fogarty International Center D43 training grant, the postdoctoral Global Health Innovation program is holding a symposium on Innovations in Global Health on Monday Oct 2nd, 2017 in the Wolff Auditorium at Tufts Medical Center. The Symposium will… Read More

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

Friday, June, 30th, 2017 Researchers in the 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

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 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 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

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

Wednesday, May, 24th, 2017 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 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