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2011-04-27 13:58:56

Colonoscopy is regarded as the most thorough way to screen for colon cancer but the potentially life-saving procedure can also be painful.

2011-04-27 10:16:57

Researchers have been examining the diverse behaviors of caterpillars to find solutions for the new generation of search and rescue soft robots.

2011-04-25 21:27:00

BOSTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tufts Medical Center today reiterated its commitment to providing high quality care to patients following notification by the Massachusetts Nurses Association and its parent union National Nurses United of a walkout beginning May 6th.

2011-04-21 14:08:44

Eating more n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, commonly known as omega-3 fatty acids, may help carriers of a genetic variant on the perilipin 4 (PLIN4) gene locus lose weight more efficiently.

2011-04-15 08:30:00

BOSTON, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the first study investigating the origins of a little-known condition called chronic ulcerative stomatitis (CUS), researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine provide evidence that an autoimmune response contributes to the painful oral sores that characterize the disease.

2011-04-14 23:12:00

Tufts MC Nurses Report Intimidating Voting Conditions; Balloting Not Secret BOSTON, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tufts Medical Center today condemned a strike authorization vote by the Massachusetts Nurses Association and its parent union National Nurses United.

2011-04-11 17:01:57

For years, researchers in genome stability have observed that several neurodegenerative diseases—including Huntington's disease—are associated with cell-killing proteins that are created during expansion of a CAG/CTG trinucleotide repeat.

2011-04-11 12:27:00

Tufts Medical Center Committed to Continuing High Quality Care Should Nurses Walk Out BOSTON, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tufts Medical Center today condemned a move by the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United to call a strike vote, and called on the MNA/NNU to work to resolve its differences at the bargaining table without the threat of a strike.

2011-04-11 09:05:00

4-H'ers less likely to smoke, drink alcohol, use drugs CHEVY CHASE, Md., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to recent findings from Tufts University, 4-H youth are engaging in positive healthy living behaviors more often than youth that do not participate in 4-H.

2011-04-08 09:00:00

MEDFORD and SOMERVILLE, Mass., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Tom Vandervelde has been awarded an early-career award from the National Science Foundation for promising research on the conversion of heat to electricity. Vandervelde, the John A.

Word of the Day
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.