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  1. New Process Could Be Key to Understanding Complex Rearrangements in GenomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 5 | Newswise

    MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. -- Understanding complex genomic rearrangements , the culprit in the development of many types of cancer and genetic disorders, has always been a challenge because of the limitations of established DNA sequencing techniques.

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  2. Tufts University Engineer Wins Air Force Grant for Ultra-High-Resolution Bio-ImagingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 28 | Newswise

    MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. Xiaocheng Jiang, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the School of Engineering at Tufts University, has been awarded an early-career award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for his work developing graphene-based microfluidics for ultra-high-resolution, dynamic bio-imaging.

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  3. New Research: Americans Overwhelmingly Want Foreign Policy Supporting Gender EqualityRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2017 | Newswise

    November 7, 2017 - Most Americans strongly support a U.S. foreign policy that promotes global gender equality, according to a new survey by researchers at Tufts University . The survey also found that Americans' support for the advancement of women and girls remains high even when those goals conflict with priorities, such as international trade or relations with friends and allies.

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  4. Brain Guides Body Much Sooner Than Previously BelievedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2017 | Newswise

    Nature Communications, Sept 25, 2017 ; Allen Discovery Center program through The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group; W. M. Keck Foundation; G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Charitable Foundation; National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the National Institutes of Health AR055993 Newswise - MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. - The brain plays an active and essential role much earlier than previously thought, according to new research from Tufts University scientists which shows that long before movement or other behaviors occur, the brain of an embryonic frog influences muscle and nerve development and protects the embryo from agents that cause developmental defects.

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  5. Exclusive Analysis: College Student Voting Increased in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2017 | Newswise

    Medford/Somerville, MA College and university students voted at a higher rate in 2016 than in 2012 , according to a study from Tufts University's Tisch College, which today released an analysis of the voting patterns of millions of students. In the wake of the most divisive national election in recent history, and at a time of vigorous debates on campuses about free speech and activism, this first-of-its-kind study sheds light on the political engagement of nearly 10 million students on over 1,000 campuses in all 50 states.

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  6. Leading Researchers Explore Boundaries of Biological Science at...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2017 | Newswise

    MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. Eight researchers in the vanguard of biological science gathered at the inaugural symposium of the new Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University today to explore new frontiers within the dark matter of biology.

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  7. Civic Math: Mathematicians Wield Geometry, Train Experts in Effort to ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2017 | Newswise

    MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. National experts in mathematics, law, politics, and voting rights are gathering at Tufts University this week to discuss nonpartisan solutions to gerrymandering and promote fair electoral districting practices across the country.

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  8. Space-Traveling Flatworms Help Scientists Enhance Understanding of Regenerative HealthRead the original story

    Jun 9, 2017 | Newswise

    MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. Flatworms that spent five weeks aboard the International Space Station are helping researchers led by Tufts University scientists to study how an absence of normal gravity and geomagnetic fields can have anatomical, behavioral, and bacteriological consequences, according to a paper to be published June 13 in Regeneration .

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  9. Bioelectricity New Weapon to Fight Dangerous InfectionRead the original story

    May 26, 2017 | Newswise

    MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. - Changing the natural electrical signaling that exists in cells outside the nervous system can improve resistance to life-threatening bacterial infections, according to new research from Tufts University biologists.

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  10. Blind Tadpoles Learn Visually After Researchers Graft Eyes Onto Tails ...Read the original story

    Mar 30, 2017 | Newswise

    MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. - Blind tadpoles were able to process visual information from eyes grafted onto their tails after being treated with a small molecule neurotransmitter drug that augmented innervation, integration, and function of the transplanted organs, according to a paper published online today by researchers at the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University in npj Regenerative Medicine, a Nature Research journal.

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