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2011-04-05 09:40:30

Firefly partners work together to find work-family balance Every parent with young children knows that couples need to work together to accomplish the myriad tasks waiting both at work and at home. But it may come as a surprise that fireflies also juggle their commitments to find a comfortable work-family balance. According to new research led by biologists at Tufts University's School of Arts and Sciences, wingless "stay-at-home" female fireflies get less support from their mates than...

2011-03-29 14:43:00

Medical Center announces provisions to ensure uninterrupted patient care MNA continues to insist on $32 million staffing plan BOSTON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tufts Medical Center negotiators were disappointed that Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) officials moved farther from resolution at yesterday's bargaining session, backpedaling on progress previously made. Tufts Medical Center has been told that the MNA/NNU is planning a strike vote for the week of April 4th....

2011-03-23 16:46:00

Union shows little interest in reaching agreement at table, resorts to familiar playbook on display in dozens of other states BOSTON, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tufts Medical Center today said that National Nurses United, the parent union of the Massachusetts Nurses Association, has made little effort to reach a contract agreement with the hospital, raising serious questions about the union's commitment to the issues important to Tufts Medical Center nurses. Tufts Medical...

2011-03-21 13:38:00

Union Tactics in Conflict with own Claims Regarding Importance of Patient Care and Safety BOSTON, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tufts Medical Center today called on the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) to respect patients and their families by not threatening a strike and moving forward on their negotiations with Tufts Medical Center together. The MNA's continued pickets, strike threats and other nonproductive tactics, which are often used to enhance the union's business...

2011-03-16 14:35:11

Tufts researchers discover discrepancy in owners' perceptions, actual content The nutritional content of dog foods marketed for old dogs varies as widely as owner's perceptions about them, according to a study published this month by veterinary nutritionists at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Although it is commonly accepted that nutritional needs"”both for humans and pets"”change with aging, the Association of American Feed Control Officials...

2011-02-18 06:00:00

Zane and team credited with transforming the academic medical center Zane will serve as a Vice Chairman of institution's Board of Trustees BOSTON, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ellen Zane, president and CEO of Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children for more than seven transformative years, announced that she will retire from her current role in the fall. Zane will continue to consult with the hospital for a year after her retirement and will serve as a Vice...

2011-02-11 16:15:18

Tufts finds 'outrage talk' on the rise among liberals and conservatives While the tragic shooting in Arizona has spotlighted the vitriol that seems to pervade political commentary, objective research examining the scope of this disturbing phenomenon has been lacking. In the first published study of its kind, social scientists at Tufts University's School of Arts and Sciences have found that outrage talk is endemic among commentators of all political stripes, but measurably worse on the...

2011-02-11 10:36:00

Tufts Finds "Outrage Talk" on the Rise among Liberals & Conservatives MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass., Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the tragic shooting in Arizona has spotlighted the vitriol that seems to pervade political commentary, objective research examining the scope of this disturbing phenomenon has been lacking. In the first published study of its kind, social scientists at Tufts University's School of Arts and Sciences have found that outrage talk is endemic...

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...

2011-02-01 22:15:41

Patterns of mild weight loss may signal public health problem In a paper published in the January issue of the journal Economics and Human Biology, a team of applied economists including William A. Masters, a professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, suggests a new approach to monitoring the relationship between nutrition and child mortality in developing countries. Based on dozens of surveys compiled over 20 years, changes in the number of mildly...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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