News Releases

Silk fibroid pin
December 26, 2016
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
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...

December 19, 2016
Delivery of stem cells to damaged tooth roots using a collagen-derived biomaterial is effective at regenerating dental pulp-like tissue and shows potential as a therapy for restoring natural tooth function

BOSTON (Dec. 19, 2016)—When a tooth is damaged, either by severe decay or trauma, the living tissues that comprise the sensitive inner dental pulp...

December 19, 2016
Changes in connectivity in regions of the brain tied to social behavior, stress and depression can inform research on related psychiatric disorders in humans

NORTH GRAFTON, Mass. (Dec. 19, 2016)—Investigators in veterinary and human medicine have uncovered long-term changes in the brains of adult female...

December 16, 2016
Dean’s Medals recognize two professor emeritae for decades of contributions to the school, accomplishments in oral health

BOSTON (Dec. 16, 2016)—Two legends in the Tufts and dental medicine communities will be honored with Dean’s Medals from Tufts University School of...

December 14, 2016
New study finds high school girls who report trying to lose, maintain or gain weight when there is no medical need to do so are more likely to have tried alcohol and drunk heavily

BOSTON (Dec. 14, 2016)—Among high school girls ages 14-18, those who report and act on body image misperceptions are more likely to have had at...

December 14, 2016

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE (Dec. 14, 2016) – Kelly M. Greenhill, Ph.D., a political science professor in the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts...