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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...

2012-02-24 13:45:00

BOSTON, Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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...

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...

Changes In Bioelectric Signals Cause Tadpoles To Grow Eyes In Back, Tail
2011-12-09 03:55:59

For the first time, scientists have altered natural bioelectrical communication among cells to directly specify the type of new organ to be created at a particular location within a vertebrate organism. Using genetic manipulation of membrane voltage in Xenopus (frog) embryos, biologists at Tufts University's School of Arts and Sciences were able to cause tadpoles to grow eyes outside of the head area. The researchers achieved most surprising results when they manipulated membrane voltage...

2011-11-23 09:42:00

BOSTON, Nov. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- City Sports today announced that it has raised $10,000 to benefit the Tufts Medical Center Breast Cancer Research Fund, the result of a successful October social media campaign which generated awareness for the cause via the brand's official Facebook page. "The core of our brand has always been to promote an active lifestyle, which is something we often take for granted when we have our health," said City Sports President and CEO Jeff Connor....

2011-11-17 17:47:00

BOSTON, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tufts Medical Center, its community physician network and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts are committed to reaching agreement on a new contract. Leadership of the organizations have spoken today and agreed to continue discussions and use a third party during this process. Both organizations are dedicated to negotiating a contract that ensures our members and patients can continue their relationships with their doctors and their...

2011-11-16 10:26:00

BOSTON, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New England Baptist Hospital proudly announced today that Press Ganey Associates, Inc., the leading provider of patient health care surveys, has awarded it the prestigious 2011 Summit Award® for exceptional patient satisfaction. The Summit Award recognizes top-performing hospitals that sustain the highest level of national performance, ranking in the 95th percentile, or greater, in patient satisfaction for at least three consecutive...

New Species Of Fungus Found In A Wasp Nest
2011-11-10 04:29:58

Mucor nidicola species previously unknown to science While some researchers look for new species in such exotic places as the deep sea, tropical regions, or extreme environments, a team headed by Tufts researchers turned their attention towards nests of an invasive paper wasp. What they found was a new species of fungus. Philip T. Starks, associate professor of biology at the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University, and doctoral student Anne A. Madden published their discovery...

2011-11-04 12:30:00

Cross-Disciplinary Tufts Team to Use $6.6 Million Award to Develop Ultra-Sensitive Ways to Detect, Treat Disease at Single-Cell, Single-Molecule Levels BOSTON and MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass., Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of scientists at Tufts University will develop ultra-sensitive techniques at the single-molecule and single-cell levels designed to detect breast cancer earlier, and treat it with greater precision, through a $6.6 million Innovator Award from the...

2011-10-19 13:03:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art ushered in a new era for the esteemed 152-year-old institution with the inauguration of its 12th president, cognitive neuroscientist Jamshed Bharucha. The ceremony took place in the historic Great Hall on October 18, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111019/NY89680LOGO ) The academic procession crossed from the institution's LEED Platinum academic building at 41 Cooper Square to...