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5 hrs ago |

Brian Lowney: Bunnies can be perfect pets

When Robert Hochu bought his first pet rabbit a few years ago, little did he know that the furry creature would change his life.


Related Topix: Pets, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Ferrets, Fall River, MA

9 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

Researchers question emergency water treatment guidelines

The Environmental Protection Agency's recommendations for treating water after a natural disaster or other emergencies call for more chlorine bleach than is necessary to kill disease-causing pathogens and are often impractical to carry out, a new study has found.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

13 hrs ago |

Stabbing Near Tufts Campus

A male was stabbed at a Capen Street residence early Monday morning, according to a Tufts University Police alert .


Related Topix: Medford, MA

14 hrs ago | Newswise

Progress in Understanding Immune Response in Severe Schistosomiasis

Researchers at the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts and Tufts University School of Medicine have uncovered a mechanism that may help explain the severe forms of schistosomiasis, or snail fever, which is caused by schistosome worms and is one of the most prevalent parasitic diseases in the world.


Related Topix: Immunology, Biology, Science

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Business Journal

Northeastern adjuncts hold union vote

The voting will take place through mail-in ballots and run from April 25th through May 15, according to the Service Employees International Union.


Related Topix: Northeastern University


Boston University Hosts Discussion On 'The United Nations, Armenia,...

BOSTON UNIVERSITY HOSTS DISCUSSION ON "THE UNITED NATIONS, ARMENIA, AND THE SOVEREIGNTY OF NAGORNO KARABAKH" 11:03 14.04.2014 On Wednesday evening, March 26, 2014, Rouben Shougarian and Armen Baibourtian, former ambassadors of post-Soviet Armenia, spoke at the Kenosian Chair Current Issues Series, "The United Nations Armenia, and the Sovereignty of ... (more)


Related Topix: Boston University, Belmont, MA, World News, Armenia

Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General, seek merger

Under terms of a tentative agreement announced Monday, each nonprofit hospital would continue to operate independently under a new parent organization, which has yet to be named.


Annals of Internal Medicine

High-Energy Extracorporeal Shock-Wave Therapy for Treating Chronic...

Raveendhara R. Bannuru, MD; Nina E. Flavin, MD; Elizaveta Vaysbrot, MD, MS; William Harvey, MD, MSc; and Timothy McAlindon, MD, MPH From the Center for Treatment Comparison and Integrative Analysis, Tufts Medical Center; Tufts University School of Medicine; Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, and Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts.


Related Topix: Rheumatology, Medicine

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Free Republic

Federal dietary guidelines bring new nanny-state concerns

New federal dietary guidelines are due to come out next year, and critics say early drafts suggest they may represent a new nanny-state intrusion - calling for Internet-based "weigh-ins" and government text messages to overweight people meant to help them shed the pounds.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nutrition, Life, Food, Beef, Meat, Vegetarian

Kansas City InfoZine

Keep Cats Away from Easter Lilies

Tiger lilies, Japanese Show lilies and various day lilies can also harm cats in the same way.


Related Topix: Kidney Failure

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Inside Medford

Tufts Symphony Orchestra Concert April 21st

The Tufts University Department of Music presents a performance by the Tufts Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of John Page, in the Distler Performance Hall at the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. The orchestra will present Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts

Go Local

3 Baby Giraffes Born in 3 Months at Southwick's Zoo

Daisy, a female, was born on January 11th. The mother giraffe, Dottie, was unable to feed the calf, so Daisy did not receive colostrum.


Related Topix: Grafton, MA

Fri Apr 11, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Web reading rewires brain for skimming

Claire Handscombe has a commitment problem online. Like a lot of Web surfers, she clicks on links posted on social networks, reads a few sentences, looks for exciting words, and then grows restless, scampering off to the next page she probably won't commit to.


Related Topix: American University

US News & World Report

Peniel E. Joseph Chronicles Stokely Carmichael's Civil Rights Activism

By the time young Barack Obama saw Stokely Carmichael speak at Columbia University in the early 1980s, the charismatic American civil rights icon was living in West Africa and going by the name Kwame Ture.


Related Topix: Activism, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Columbia University, African-American, Greenwood, MS, Opinion

Cape Cod Times


Scott Weichel was promoted to manager. Weichel, a Centerville resident, has been employed by Luke's for more than three years.


Related Topix: Centerville, MA, Harwich, MA, Brewster, MA, Hyannis, MA, Boston, MA

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Conservation biologists use evolution to identify most valuable species

The South American oilbird, photographed here in Humboldt's Cave in Venezuela, is the planet's top-ranked most evolutionarily distinct bird species.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Yale University, Ecology

The Tufts Daily

WMFO provides students with creative outlet for over 40 years

Radio broadcasts run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and in recent years, student DJs have brought new energy to this long-running radio program.


Related Topix: Somerville, MA, Jazz

St. Petersburg Times

Read this, Please

Claire Handscombe has a commitment problem online. Like a lot of Web surfers, she clicks on links posted on social networks, reads a few sentences, looks for exciting words, and then grows restless, scampering off to the next page she probably won't commit to.


Related Topix: American University

Poughkeepsie Journal

Adjunct Marist College teachers take steps to align with union

Part-time teachers at Marist College began an organizing action with the Service Employees International Union Wednesday.


Related Topix: Marist College, American University, Georgetown University

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Control Engineering

Wireless mobility

Thursday, April 29, 2014, at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET One RCEP / ACEC Certified Professional Development Hour available for all attendees.