Health & Science

Silk fibroid pin
December 26, 2016 Large Image
Process enables creation of mechanical components with functionality, such as surgical pins that change color with strain

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (December 26, 2016) -- Tufts University engineers have created a new format of solids made from silk protein that can be...

Firefly nuptial gift transfer
December 22, 2016 Sound Clip
Study by Tufts University, in collaboration with MIT scientists, sheds new light on postmating sexual selection

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE (Dec. 22, 2016) – Female fireflies have long known that the best romances are with a male firefly who offers the most...

Mort and Naomi Rosenberg
December 19, 2016 Large Image
Mort and Naomi Rosenberg fund a fellowship for young bioscientists at the Sackler School

Mentorship is enormously important in advancing the careers of students in science and medicine. Few can say their mentor created a fellowship to...

Signe Peterson Flieger
December 19, 2016 Large Image
With the support of a new professorship, Signe Flieger assesses a changing landscape for the nation’s patients

Signe Peterson Flieger, an assistant professor of public health and community medicine at Tufts, woke up on Nov. 9, 2016, wondering what Donald...

Naomi Rosenberg
December 19, 2016 Large Image
Naomi Rosenberg, who is also vice dean for research at the medical school, is an accomplished scientist who has mentored 29 Ph.D. students

Naomi Rosenberg, dean of the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, will retire at the end of this academic year, on June 30, 2017.