News Releases

June 7, 2017
New article says key factors in previous efforts to impose excise taxes may indicate conditions for future success

BOSTON (June 7, 2017)—Excise taxes to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages have not yet been enacted at the state or federal level...

Aerial shot of one of the solar panel installations at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.
June 5, 2017

GRAFTON, Mass. (June 5, 2017)—Two new solar installations at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University will generate 40 percent...

June 2, 2017
New study adds to knowledge about natural forms of vitamin K in dietary sources, their appreciable presence in commonly consumed foods

BOSTON (June 2, 2017)—Vitamin K, with its multiple forms, is among the lesser known nutrients. Now, new research from scientists at the Jean Mayer...

Child reads aloud to therapy dog. (Tufts University)
May 31, 2017

GRAFTON, Mass. (May 31, 2017)—Second-grade students who read aloud to dogs in an afterschool program demonstrated improved attitudes about reading...

May 26, 2017
Drugs already approved for other uses in people help frogs survive deadly E. coli by changing their cells’ electrical charge

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (May 26, 2017, 5 a.m. EDT)—Changing the natural electrical signaling that exists in cells outside the nervous system can...

May 23, 2017
Altering bioelectric networks reveals a “hidden code” that controls the number of heads produced after injury even in normal-appearing flatworms

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (May 23, 2017) – Researchers have succeeded in permanently rewriting flatworms’ regenerative body shape by resetting...

James Turrell
May 15, 2017
SMFA Medal Award Gala honoring light and space artist to include silent auction of student artwork benefitting young artists, art education

BOSTON (May 15, 2017) -- The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University is celebrating esteemed...