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2013-03-26 20:01:02

A research paper published online this month in Academic Medicine highlights the successful development, implementation, and effects of an infectious disease curriculum that has now been piloted in five Boston Public Schools. Student engagement and interest in the infectious disease material increased after the curriculum was implemented. Based on pre-and post-tests, student understanding of the course content more than doubled regardless of gender or ethnicity, also attitudes and...

2012-02-23 18:00:23

Researchers have combined bioactive peptides to successfully stimulate wound healing. The in vitro and in vivo study, published today in PLoS ONE, demonstrates that the combination of two peptides stimulates the growth of blood vessels and promotes re-growth of tissue. Further development of these peptides could lead to a new treatment for chronic and acute wounds. The team tested a newly-created peptide, UN3, in pre-clinical models aimed to simulate impaired wound healing as is seen in...

2012-01-11 13:58:24

New research demonstrates that previous models used to examine cancer may not be complex enough to accurately mimic the true cancer environment. Using oral cancer cells in a three-dimensional model of lab-made tissue that mimics the lining of the oral cavity, the researchers found that the tissue surrounding cancer cells can epigenetically mediate, or temporarily trigger, the expression or suppression of a cell adhesion protein associated with the progression of cancer. These new findings...

2011-04-05 08:00:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthpoint Biotherapeutics today announced that a new scientific review titled, Dynamic Reciprocity in the Wound Microenvironment, has been published in the March/April issue of Wound Repair and Regeneration. The manuscript authors-Drs. Gregory Schultz, Jeffrey Davidson, Robert Kirsner, Paul Bornstein and Ira Herman-are members of the Dynamic Reciprocity Work Group (DRWG), a scientific exploration committee convened by Healthpoint in 2008....

2011-02-11 10:05:00

Web site of Tufts global pharmaceutical partnering initiative includes more than 50 experts from six university research centers, and focuses on five thematic areas of drug discovery and development expertise BOSTON, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tufts University today announced the public launch of the Tufts Institute for Biomedical Partnerships Web site/HUB: www.tuftspharmapartners.org. The Institute is a university-wide, global pharmaceutical partnering initiative...

2011-01-07 09:16:00

JAX Track at Tufts Combines Training in Human Genetics, Mouse Models and Bioinformatics to Accelerate Research into Human Disease BAR HARBOR, Maine and BOSTON, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts, and Tufts University School of Medicine have unveiled a new mammalian genetics track for Ph.D. students. The joint track offers students in-depth research and training at both JAX and Tufts. Combining the...

2010-12-10 08:30:00

BOSTON, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Newly-created bioactive peptides promote wound healing through the growth of new blood vessels and epithelial tissue, such as skin. These wound-healing peptides, synthesized by researchers at the Tufts Center for Innovations in Wound Healing Research, increased angiogenesis in vitro by 200 percent. The discovery, reported online in advance of print this week in Wound Repair and Regeneration, provides a better understanding of the mechanisms regulating...

2010-11-19 09:03:00

BOSTON and GRAFTON, Mass., Nov 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have developed a promising new approach to vaccination for rotavirus, a common cause of severe diarrheal disease that is responsible for approximately 500,000 deaths among children in the developing world every year. In a study published in the November issue of Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, a vaccine delivered as nasal drops effectively induced an immune response in mice and protected them from rotavirus...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.