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Discovery with Impact

Four research teams at Tufts have set out to solve some daunting public health problems caused by bacteria, viruses and other microbes that inhabit our bodies and the environment. The goal is to develop new vaccines, quicker ways of detecting disease and other discoveries that will improve people’s lives.

The research will be done under the auspices of a new university-wide venture, the Tufts Institute for Innovation (TII), which will launch officially on Aug. 28 in new laboratories on the Boston campus.