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2014-06-17 12:34:50

Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus New mouse model shows that APC regulates proteins critical for normal learning, memory, and behavior Autistic-like behaviors and decreased cognitive ability may be associated with disruption of the function of the Adenomatous Polyposis Coli (APC) gene. When Tufts researchers deleted the gene from select neurons in the developing mouse brain, the mice showed reduced social behavior, increased repetitive behavior, and impaired learning and memory...

2014-06-13 23:06:02

11 Friedman Fellows are presenting their work on some of the most cutting-edge diabetes and food & nutrition research in the country, ranging from the role of vitamin D in diabetes, to diabetes and cancer, to food sources in the Navajo Nation. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman New York Foundation for Medical Research will have a significant presence this weekend in San Francisco at the American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific...

saturated fat and genetic obesity risk
2014-06-05 05:33:09

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many advertisements today talk about what kind of fats are in their products. Dietary fats come in three main varieties: unsaturated, saturated and trans. Your body can't operate correctly without dietary fat, but how much of which kind is right? The Mayo Clinic reports that one main concern with dietary fats is the high caloric content, and the role they might play in conditions such as type 2 diabetes and obesity. A new study from...

2014-04-14 16:25:21

Alternative model to emphasize unmatched collaboration and provider autonomy to manage and improve health BOSTON, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tufts Medical Center and Lowell General Hospital today announced plans to form a new health system. Designed as an alternative model, this new system will foster collaboration between and among community-based and academic medical providers to effectively identify patient needs and manage the health of the communities they serve....

2014-04-03 12:30:52

BOSTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tufts Medical Center Board of Trustees announced today that it has voted unanimously to appoint Michael Wagner, MD, FACP as President and CEO of Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children on a permanent basis. Wagner, a nationally respected physician executive and health care thought leader, has held the title of Interim President and CEO since September 2013. He had previously served as President and CEO of the...

2014-03-25 08:28:52

BOSTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than three weeks after Judge Johnston ruled that Justina Pelletier's medical care should be returned to Tufts Medical Center, Massachusetts DCF has not permitted her to receive a medical examination from doctors at Tufts. Her health continues to worsen. The family awaits a new ruling from Judge Johnston to be issued today determining the future of Justina's custody. Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Pelletier family spokesperson, stated: "This...

2014-03-17 20:22:29

BOSTON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the hearing today, Judge Johnston took under advisement the motions previously submitted by the Pelletiers, but refused to take action about Justina's care or custody. Despite Justina's worsening condition, Judge Johnston still has not enforced his ruling to transfer Justina's medical care to Tufts. Justina remains at the Framingham Foster Facility and has not been seen by a single doctor, apart from an emergency room visit on...

2014-02-12 23:25:50

NWH has been granted a 3 year accreditation with commendation by the Commission on Cancer. Mt. Kisco (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) has been granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. CoC accredited cancer programs must meet or exceed 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered...

2014-01-22 23:27:24

Joel Seligman Elected HANYS Treasurer Mt. Kisco, New York (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) is proud to announce the election of Joel Seligman, President and CEO of NWH, as Treasurer for the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS). HANYS is a non-profit organization and leading authority on healthcare policy and operations that represents and advocates on behalf of New York State’s hospitals and health systems at all levels of the federal and state...

2014-01-09 23:01:18

After a national search, the University of New England has appointed James B. Hanley, D.M.D. as the new Dean of the College of Dental Medicine, effective April 1, 2014. Portland, Maine (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 Dr. Hanley has an extensive background in private practice, dental education and administration that positions him to lead University of New England’s newest College, which enrolled its inaugural class in August 2013. This includes a distinguished 34-year career at Tufts...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.