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Healthy Aging at Tufts Initiative

More than 200 faculty and scientists at Tufts focus at least some of their research to the theme of Healthy and Active Aging.

These Investigators at Tufts receive $40 million annually in grants and the university supports some 220 thousand square feet of facilities and more than 40 graduate students and 30 post-doctoral scholars to an age- specific focus.

This research concentrates on various avenues of aging including: biology, biomedical engineering, dentistry, neuroscience, nutrition and physical activity, occupational therapy and veterinary science.

Recent Publications

Effect of zinc supplementation on serum zinc concentration and T cell proliferation in nursing home elderly: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2016 Jan 27

Clinical practice guidelines for oral management of Sjögren disease: Dental caries prevention. J Am Dent Assoc. 2016 Apr;147(4):295-305.

Expressions of love: Translating bathing into an opportunity for intimacy for couples confronting dementia. Gerontology Special Interest Section Quarterly, 38(4), 1–4