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2013-04-17 23:03:52

“Reinventing the R&D Business Model: Heeding the President´s PCAST Report on Innovation” to be hosted by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development. Horsham, PA (PRWEB) April 17, 2013 A consummate group of moderators and panelists will participate in an executive session at DIA´s 2013 49th Annual Meeting: Advancing Therapeutic Innovation and Regulatory Science. The session, to be held on June 25 in Boston, will be hosted by the Tufts Center for the Study of...

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...

2013-02-21 11:26:15

Workplace-based programs that include dietary advice coupled with behavioral counseling appear to be a promising approach for men and women with significant weight loss goals, based on the results of a pilot study conducted by researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University. Employees enrolled in the intervention arm of a randomized controlled trial lost on average, 18 pounds over a six-month period compared to a two pound weight gain in...

2013-01-23 11:05:37

Tufts neuroscientists find that starry brain cells can be used to mimic sleep deprivation Neuroscience researchers from Tufts University have found that our star-shaped brain cells, called astrocytes, may be responsible for the rapid improvement in mood in depressed patients after acute sleep deprivation. This in vivo study, published in the current issue of Translational Psychiatry, identified how astrocytes regulate a neurotransmitter involved in sleep. The researchers report that the...

Silk-based Implantable Optics Multi-task In The Body
2012-11-28 16:57:39

Tufts University Dissolvable micro-mirrors enhance imaging, administer heat, deliver and monitor drugs Tufts University School of Engineering researchers have demonstrated silk-based implantable optics that offer significant improvement in tissue imaging while simultaneously enabling photo thermal therapy, administering drugs and monitoring drug delivery. The devices also lend themselves to a variety of other biomedical functions. Biodegradable and biocompatible, these tiny...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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