The HNRCA and the Massachusetts Horticultural Society are combining resources to raise vegetables in a new indoor garden in the lobby. Read more about the partnership and the garden by clicking on the image.
An interview with Dr. Barbara Shukitt-Hale of the Neuroscience and Aging Lab, on her recent publication “Coffee, but not caffeine, has positive effects on cognition and psychomotor behavior in aging”
The trial, D2d, is the first definitive large-scale trial (in 17 states) to investigate if a Vitamin D supplementation helps prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Dr. Bess Dawson-Hughes, Director of the Bone Metabolism Laboratory at the HNRCA, is the co-investigator on the project.
Recent research from the Nutritional Immunology lab published in the Journal of Nutrition suggests wolfberry (gojiberry) may increase the activity of dendritic cells, which play an important role in the ability of the immune system to fight against viral infections. Click the image for the abstract ...
Curcumin, the principal component of turmeric, may influence lipid metabolism and restrain atherogenesis. A recent study from the Vascular Biology Lab furthers research on the benefits of curcumin in relation to high fat diet-induced thickening of artery walls. Click the image to read more.
4 HNRCA scientists participate in a roundtable discussion about the science of multivitamins- do they actually help?
Research involving HNRCA scientists shows that variants in genes involved in nutrient metabolism and obesity are associated with macronutrient consumption. Click the image for the abstract.
We invite people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in exciting nutrition research studies being conducted here at the HNRCA. Learn more about being involved and our current studies…
Welcome to HNRCA
- Protein Power
- The Craving Brain
- Indoor Garden Installed at USDA Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University
- Putting Vitamin D to the Test
- Older mice fed wolfberries show reduced risk for flu virus with vaccine
- Tufts Receives Generous Gift from Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation
- Minding the Multi
- DNA + Diet = Heart Health