Scientists have created tiny moving biological robots from human tracheal cells that can encourage the growth of neurons across artificial ‘wounds’ in the lab. Using patients’ own cells could permit growth of Anthrobots that assist healing and regeneration in the future with no need for immune suppression
Tufts University offers the first undergraduate minor in cellular agriculture designed to provide students with both knowledge and research experience in the rapidly growing field of making food products directly from cultivated cells
Almost a year away from the 2024 presidential election, a majority of young people consider themselves extremely likely to vote. Overall, young people remain more supportive of a Democratic candidate and are concerned about major issues like the cost of living, gun violence, and climate change. These takeaways and trends come from the CIRCLE Pre-2024 Election Youth Survey conducted by the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, the preeminent nonpartisan research center on youth civic engagement based at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life.
The U.S. must reduce racial residential segregation if it is to reduce racial disparities in health outcomes, according to a recently published study by researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Lindsey Hoffman, Tufts University alumna, is an occupational therapist with the National Health Service (NHS) in London, working at a hospital helping patients get back on their feet—sometimes quite literally.
A new study finds that alcohol consumption may have counteractive effects on cardiovascular disease risk, depending on the biological presence of certain circulating metabolites—molecules that are produced during or after a substance is metabolized and studied as biomarkers of many diseases.
Researchers create transistors combining silicon with biological silk, using common microprocessor manufacturing methods. The silk protein can be easily modified with other chemical and biological molecules to change its properties, leading to circuits that respond to biology and the environment
Laura Gee, an associate professor of economics at Tufts, and her colleagues recently completed a study that looked at how calls and messages from children's schools are split along gender lines. One of their findings surprised exactly no one: Mothers get the lion’s share of the interruptions.
Officially established in 1983, today Tufts Wildlife Clinic provides medical care for thousands of orphaned, sick, and injured New England wildlife each year. It serves as a regional information resource on wildlife health for the public, state and federal agencies, wildlife biologists, veterinarians, and health professionals, among others.
Professor at Tufts University, is leading an international, interdisciplinary team of researchers in identifying methods to prevent negative health outcomes after climate-related disasters like floods, typhoons, and droughts.
While gradual changes to the teeth and mouth are still part of normal aging, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine experts say today’s dental medicine means older mouths can still be healthy mouths.
Researchers at Tufts University are studying why we get older, and how to stay healthy as we do--looking at everything from heart and dental health to the relationship between healthy aging and nutrition.
Since dental X-rays became commonplace some seven decades ago, dentists and hygienists have been draping their patients with protective gear to shield them from the possibility of radiation exposure to body parts other than the jaw. But experts in dental radiology at Tufts University say it’s time to hang up those lead aprons for good.
Powassan cases are on the rise in parts of the U.S., says an expert at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Powassan is a life-threatening illness that can cause severe neurological symptoms.
Stress has been widely shown to harm people’s health by leading to problems such as cardiovascular disease, but how exactly different types of stress contribute to disease is less well known. Now a team of Tufts psychology researchers is focusing on stress caused by racism, tracking its neurological and other physiological pathways to ill health, thanks to a five-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
STOP Spillover, a project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and led by Tufts University, has announced that the interim leadership team that was put in place in March 2023 will take on a permanent role for the next two years of the project.
The Food is Medicine Institute at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University establishes a university-wide initiative aimed at transforming health care through scalable food-based interventions.
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has offered a summer experience to pre-college students interested in veterinary medicine. Adventures in Veterinary Medicine includes lectures, hands-on experiences with animals, diagnostic challenges, and opportunities to interact closely with current Cummings School students.
Nadine Aubry, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was recently elected as an international fellow of the United Kingdom’s Royal Academy of Engineering. This prestigious honor recognizes engineers who have made significant contributions to their respective fields.
The oil-rich nations of the Middle East have resolutely spurned democracy, even as countries in other parts of the world have transitioned away from authoritarianism in the past several decades. What explains the stubborn hold of these authoritarian regimes? Is it related to the wealth of the region?
Nimah Mazaheri, an associate professor and chair of Tufts University Political Science Department, explores these questions in his new book, Hydrocarbon Citizens: How Oil Transformed People and Politics in the Middle East. He’s especially interested in the resilience of authoritarian regimes throughout the Middle East in the wake of the pro-democracy movements of the Arab Spring in the early 2010s.
In his new memoir, I’ve Been Thinking, Tufts University Professor emeritus Daniel C. Dennett tells many stories of his life, but as the title indicates, the emphasis is on the life of the mind. Not just his mind, but all minds. That’s because Dennett has spent much of his career as a philosopher working on issues related to consciousness and cognition, collaborating with scientists of all stripes.
The decision to reach for a sugar sweetened beverage is heavily influenced by where you live, Tufts University researchers report in a new study that provides a snapshot of how adults in 185 countries imbibe sugar-sweetened beverages.
The "True Cost of Food: Food is Medicine Case Study" quantifies the potential health and economic benefits of Food is Medicine efforts, which refer to food-based nutrition interventions integrated into the healthcare system to treat or prevent chronic diet-related disease.
Researchers in Tufts University’s Lyme Disease Initiative recently received grants totaling more than $7 million to build on an already impressive array of discoveries that Tufts’ teams have made to combat tick-borne diseases.
Distance running is a fantastic way to get outside and get moving, and a marathon can be especially rewarding. But marathon training and the race itself are hard on anyone’s body and require proper preparation. Preventing injury is key to running a successful race.
Researchers discover how molecules in ancient glass rearrange and recombine with minerals over centuries to form a patina of photonic crystals – ordered arrangements of atoms that filter and reflect light in very specific ways - an analog of materials used in communications, lasers and solar cells
Tufts ranks 66 in the Top 100 U.S. Universities Granted Utility Patents in 2022, a list published today by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The list celebrates American innovation and showcases universities that play a large role in advancing innovation.
A new partnership between Tufts and the city of Somerville brings public school offices to the Tufts Administration Building (TAB) in September. The move is part of the university’s ongoing efforts to support the city after the unexpected closing of a public school. An 18-month lease with Tufts helps resolve Somerville’s pressing need for classroom space.
Pooled analysis of nine produce prescription programs, which are designed to remove barriers to accessing fruits and vegetables to individuals with diet-related illness, found these programs were associated with positive health benefits, from halving food insecurity to lowering blood pressure.
Brent Forester, the Dr. Frances S. Arkin Chair of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and psychiatrist-in-chief and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical Center, focuses his research on geriatric psychiatry and neurocognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, late-life depression, and older adult bipolar disorder.
Before they had access to livestock vaccines, many women in rural parts of Africa who manage livestock had to resort to traditional medicines when their animals got sick, or suffer loss of their animals.
Tufts University School of Medicine teams and collaborators are running multiple projects that seek to reduce overdoses and the spread of infections, such as HIV and hepatitis C, in people who use drugs
As a historian, Tufts Professor Kendra Field is dedicated to making African American history more accessible to the public. In her latest project in public history, Field is chief historian of 10 Million Names, a recently launched research project of American Ancestors, the oldest genealogical organization in the nation.
Fully synchronizing school meals with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 could positively impact hundreds of thousands of children into their adulthood, with the added benefit of saving billions in lifetime medical costs, Tufts University researchers report in a new modeling study.
Caroline Genco, an established academic leader and a highly regarded immunologist with an active biomedical research program, has been named provost and senior vice president at Tufts University. As provost, she is the university’s chief academic officer.
A new study by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University suggests that a micronutrient in human breast milk provides significant benefit to the developing brains of newborns, a finding that further illuminates the link between nutrition and brain health and could help improve infant formulas used in circumstances when breastfeeding isn’t possible.