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'Nutrition Agenda 2009' is focus of fourth Tufts Friedman School symposium

(Boston - June 10, 2009) Eileen T. Kennedy DSc, Dean of Tufts University's Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy announced the 4th Annual Friedman School Symposium, a conference for nutrition professionals that will examine critical issues facing industry, policy...

New drug development still takes 8 years despite faster FDA review, according to Tufts CSDD

BOSTON Jan. 8, 2009 While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Drug has quickened review and approval of new medicines, the complex nature of diseases for which new therapeutics are being developed has resulted in longer clinical development times, according to the Tufts Center for the Study of...

'Nutrition Agenda 2008' is focus of Tufts Friedman School Symposium

Eileen T. Kennedy DSc, Dean of Tufts University's Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy announced the 3rd Annual Friedman School Symposium, a conference for nutrition professionals that will examine critical issues facing industry, policy-makers, academics and th...

John Mackey, Chairman and CEO of Whole Foods Market(R), and Ellen M. Zane, President and CEO, Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children, Offer Advice to Bentley Students at May 17 Commencement

"Who will create the conscious businesses of the 21st century? Why not Bentley graduates? Why don't some of you go out and create conscious businesses that transform the world? Maybe that's what your heart is calling out to you to do." -- John Mackey WALTHAM, Mass., May 17 /PR...

Visage Imaging to Provide Fully Integrated Thin Client-Based Solution to Tufts Medical Center

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Visage Imaging, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), announced it was selected by Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, to provide a Visage(R) CS Thin Client/Server system with the fully integrated Visa...

ACM Partners With Tufts Associated Health Plans to Improve the Cost-effective Delivery of Home Infusion Services

MINNEAPOLIS, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- ACM, one of the country's leading healthcare benefits management companies, and Massachusetts-based Tufts Associated Health Plans, Inc. today announced a new agreement that will focus on bringing improved efficiencies and pricing precision to medical pharm...

Echo Therapeutics Announces Positive Results from Symphony(TM) Transdermal Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Study at Tufts Medical Center

FRANKLIN, Mass., March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Echo Therapeutics (OTC Bulletin Board: ECTE) today announced positive results from its clinical study of the Symphony(TM) tCGM System, a novel, non-invasive, transdermal continuous glucose monitoring (tCGM) system, conducted at the Tufts Medi...

Smart Choices Program helps shoppers identify food and beverage choices

...cognize when making choices at the point of purchase," said Eileen T. Kennedy, DSc, RD, Dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at tufts University. "By providing a single, simple communication on the front of the package, the Smart Choices Program can help alleviate confusion in the su...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Atrius Health Sign Alternative Quality Contract

... Auburn Hospital and the affiliated Mount Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice Association (MACIPA), Hampden County Physician Associates, LLC (HCPA), tufts Medical Center and the affiliated New England Quality Care Alliance (NEQCA), Signature Healthcare Corporation including Brockton Hospital, and Lowell ...

New HHS HRSA Grant Will Fund Development of an Electronic Genetic and Family History Record for Doctors' Offices

...rved its community for over a century. The staff includes over 1,000 physicians practicing a full range of specialties. NWH is a teaching hospital for tufts University School of Medicine and has established post-graduate training programs for Harvard Medical School residents. Genetic Alliance tra...
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Tufts Medical Center Researchers Create a New Predictive Model for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

...April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at tufts Medical Center have created a formula for predicti...M. Seddon, MD, ScM, Professor of Ophthalmology at tufts University School of Medicine and Director of the Ophthalmic Epidemiology and Genetics Service at tufts Medical Center, evaluated six genotypes that eithe...

Ezetimibe and Ezetimibe/Simvastatin Combo Pose No Increased Cancer Risk, Study Shows

...owering statin therapies. The study, conducted by tufts Medical Center lipid and health policy experts, wa...st Richard Karas, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, tufts University School of Medicine and Associate Director, Molecular Cardiology Research Institute, tufts Medical Center, who co-authored the study along wi...

New, Published GELNIQUE Data Show Efficacy, Convenience and Excellent Tolerability

...ion of efficacy and tolerability when utilized to treat symptoms of overactive bladder," said David R. Staskin, MD, associate professor of urology at tufts University School of Medicine and Caritas - St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and lead author of the study. "GELNIQUE has the potential to be a very imp...

AMA Foundation Announces Seed Grant Research Recipients

...niversity of California at San Francisco , San Francisco, Calif. Giang Nguyen, Albany Medical College , Albany, N.Y. Ami Raval, M.D., tufts Medical Center, Boston, Mass. Noah Rodriguez, M.D., Harvard Medical School , Boston, Mass. Ming-Sing Si, M.D., University of Michiga...

Physicians' Health Study II Finds No Magic Bullet for Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

...bstracts, trade journal articles and industry position papers. He holds a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry and a M.S. in Human Nutrition Science from tufts University, and B.A. in Biology from Brandeis University. Dr. Shao is a member of the American Society for Nutrition, the American College of Nutritio...

'Friendly' Bacteria Can Benefit Health Throughout the Lifecycle

...t and as we age, our immune function weakens. Dr. Simin Meydani, Associate Director of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at tufts University presented cutting-edge data, which helps in answering the question, could probiotics help the elderly? "The idea is that taking in certain ...

Journal of the American Dental Association Publishes Key Clinical Data for the Use of OraVerse(TM) a Local Anesthetic Reversal Agent

...blication of these trials highlights the importance and value of these data to the dental community," commented Athena Papas, DMD, Ph.D., Professor at tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Novalar Scientific Advisor and co-author on both publications. "Many dental patients, including children, could ...

New Research Provides Evidence that Tea May Improve Attention and Focus, Keep Brain Cells Healthy, & Influence Genetics in Cancer

...man School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Director, Antioxidants Research Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at tufts University, Boston. Lenore Arab, Ph.D., Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and Blumberg's partner as Tea Symp...

Groundbreaking American Journal of Play from Strong National Museum of Play(R) Premiers July 2008

...d the Changing World of American Childhood. -- The Power of Play: Learning What Comes Naturally by David Elkind, professor of child development at tufts University and author of The Hurried Child and The Power of Play: How Spontaneous, Imaginative Activities Lead to Happier, Healthier Children. -- Pl...

Echo Therapeutics Announces Publication of Positive Clinical Data for its Symphony Transdermal Continuous Glucose Monitoring System in Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology

...th diabetics at home and hospitalized patients in critical care conditions," said Stanley Nasraway, M.D., Director of Surgical Intensive Care Units at tufts Medical Center, Principal Investigator and corresponding author of the published studies. "The Symphony tCGM System, with continuing development, offe...
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Pharmacology

...ology , ... Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and RIPS, ... Professor in Pharmacology . ... ... a Visiting Professorship in Pharmacology at tufts University in honor ... of Dr. Louis Lasagna, Professor of Pharmacology and Dean of the Sackler School ... Chapter 31: Gonadal Physiology and P...

Hemangioma

...o as Hyperplasia, where as other vascular ... Read an article that describes a birthmark that affects 1 in 50 babies and how Hemangiomas are tufts of extra blood vessels that commonly occur in children. A hemangioma is an abnormal buildup of blood vessels in the skin or internal organ...

Food guide pyramid

...rbohydrates, sodium, alcohol, food ... 1 Groups based on the Food Guide Pyramid . 1.1 Grain group. 1.2 Vegetable group. 1.3 Fruit group ... tufts Researchers Update Their Food Guide Pyramid for Older Adults ... food pyramid n. A graphic representation of the structure of a food c...

Atopy

...glish dictionary and encyclopedia. ... atopy - an allergic reaction that becomes apparent in a sensitized person only ... Does your cat pull out tufts of hair, groom excessively, have twitchy skin, hair loss, inflamed ears or sore spots? Your animal may be suffering from atopy . Whitney Veteri...
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Skin-like tissue developed from human embryonic stem cells

...009) Dental and tissue engineering researchers at tufts University School of Dental Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at tufts have harnessed the pluripotency of human embryonic..., professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology at tufts University School of Dental Medicine and a member ...

Ethiopian government celebrates rinderpest eradication

...dication on Saturday July 25, 2009. A team from tufts University's Feinstein International Center (FIC) and the tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) will particip...'s why the community-based approaches supported by tufts were so important," said Andy Catley, PhD, a resea...

Omega-3 fatty acids appear to impact AMD progression

...uman Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at tufts University. The researchers calculated intakes...Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at tufts and tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM). The ant...

Following the dietary guidelines may slow heart disease in women

...is advice useful for individuals already in poor health? To study these questions, researchers at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at tufts University and Wake Forest University devised a statistical model that assessed adherence to the DGA and then related it to progression of atheroscler...

Pliable proteins keep photosynthesis on the light path

... by swapping a key metal necessary for turning sunlight into chemical energy. The team, which includes: ASU scientists Su Lin, Neal Woodbury, Aaron tufts and James P. Allen; UBC colleagues J. Thomas Beatty, Paul R. Jaschke, Federico I. Rosell and A. Grant Mauk; Mark Paddock, UCSD; Haiyu Wang, Jilin Univ...

Heart protein regulates blood vessel maintenance

... BOSTON (May 11, 2009) In a study led by Akiko Hata, PhD, of tufts University School of Medicine, researchers have shown that a protein expres...rate abnormal function of blood vessels," says Hata, associate professor at tufts University School of Medicine and a member of the biochemistry program facu...

SUMO protein guides chromatin remodeler to suppress genes

... BOSTON (April 27, 2009) In an in vitro study, led by Grace Gill, PhD, tufts University School of Medicine, researchers discovered how a protein called ...cal School. Senior author Grace Gill, PhD, is an associate professor at tufts University School of Medicine and a member of the genetics and cell, molecu...

Tufts students host Earth Day with groundbreaking ceremony for solar house

...planners from the Boston Architectural College and tufts University will use Earth Day as an occasion to un...ot sustainable house being built on the grounds of tufts University is a joint effort between the BAC and T...to sustainability and green technology through the tufts Institute of the Environment and the School of Eng...

Dr. King receives IADR Craniofacial Biology Research Award

...ion in Miami, Florida, USA, on April 1, 2009. Dr. King began his undergraduate studies in Biology at Brown University, and he obtained his D.M.D. at tufts University. His Specialist in Orthodontics training was gained as a research fellow at the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts...

Moderate alcohol intake associated with bone protection

...ke was associated with greater bone mineral density (BMD). Researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at tufts University found associations were strongest for beer and wine and, importantly, BMD was significantly lower in men drinking more than two servings of...
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New method may accelerate drug discovery for difficult diseases like Parkinson's

...targeted by other, more traditional approaches. According to Kritzer, who will be starting this September as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at tufts University, a next step in this line of research will be to determine precisely how the effective cyclic peptides affect Parkinson's disease cells by...

Kendle Expands Asia/Pacific Operations with Opening of Offices in Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Manila

... Kendle's expansion in Asia/Pacific reflects the growing importance of the region to the global clinical research market. Recent research by the tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development indicates that within the next three years, as much as 65 percent of all FDA-regulated clinical trials will b...

Pulmonary Hypertension Association Names Dr. Nicholas Hill Recipient of 2009 Award of Excellence in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Care

.../ -- The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), tufts Medical Center, and Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc., today announced Dr. Nicholas Hill of tufts Medical Center as the recipient of the 2009 PHA Aw...rant, in the amount of $50,000, will be awarded to tufts Medical Center to support continued excellence in ...

Boston LASIK Eye Surgery Expert Dr. Peter Rapoza Joins Select Group of Doctors in Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory

... of Ophthalmology and is a member of the Department of Ophthalmology at the tufts Medical Center. Dr. Rapoza has performed over 18,000 LASIK eye surgery and...e Board Certified and hold teaching appointments at Harvard Medical School, tufts University School of Medicine and/or the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmar...

Global Biopharmaceutical Leader in Peptide Research Expands Commitment in San Diego/U.S. With New R&D Facility and Ready-To-Market Prostate Cancer Treatment Degarelix

...and Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine at Columbia University , Professor Donald Landry; Dean and Professor of Physiology and Medicine at tufts University School of Medicine , Professor Michael Rosenblatt; representatives from the City of San Diego; and, members of the local biotech community....

Artemis Health Licenses Prenatal Cell-Free DNA Analysis Technology from Stanford University

... risk," stated Dr. Bianchi, an Artemis clinical advisory board member and the Natalie V. Zucker professor of pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology at tufts University School of Medicine . The Artemis Advantage for Prenatal Testing Prenatal testing is an important tool for most pregnancies in the...

Trusted LASIK Surgeons Welcomes LASIK Expert Michael Raizman of Boston to its Unique LASIK Directory

...aizman is head of the Cornea Fellowship program at tufts Medical Center and Ophthalmic Consultants of Bosto...ppointments at both Harvard Medical School and the tufts Medical Center. Dr. Raizman has published extensi...d teaching appointments at Harvard Medical School, tufts University School of Medicine and/or the Massachus...

Quanterix Corporation Announces the Addition of Dr. Robert Corn to its Scientific Advisory Board

... promising technology." Dr. Corn joins SAB members David Walt, Ph.D., Robinson Professor of Chemistry and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, tufts University (Chairman of the SAB), Larry J. Kricka, D. Phil., Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Dire...

Potentia Pharmaceuticals Appoints Johanna M. Seddon, M.D. and Janet Stoltz Sunness, M.D. to Scientific Advisory Board

...logic, and genetic biomarkers for macular degeneration and has made original contributions in these areas. Dr. Seddon is Professor of Ophthalmology at tufts University School of Medicine and founding director of the Ophthalmic Epidemiology & Genetics Service at the New England Eye Center. She was a vice pr...

Senesco Appoints Harlan W. Waksal, M.D., to Board of Directors

...ogy Advisory Board for the New Jersey Edison Innovation Fund. He earned his B.A. in biology from Oberlin College in 1975, and received his M.D. from tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA. About Senesco Technologies, Inc. Senesco Technologies, Inc. is a U.S. biotechnology company, headquarte...
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Computed axial tomography

...ld Hounsfield of EMI Central Research Laboratories (now Sensura [1] owned by Creative Technology Ltd.) using X-rays . Allan McLeod Cormack of tufts University independently invented the same process and they shared a Nobel Prize in medicine in 1979 ( See also history of brain imaging ). T...
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Tracheids

... conduct water and soil nutrients up the plant (from ... cell specialization: collenchyma, fibers, tracheids , endodermis ... wings of samara, tufts on dandelion seeds, tracheids and vessels. ... Xylem vessels, tracheids and fibers are non-living at maturity. Tracheids are intermediate in ...
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