News Releases

February 19, 2015
Data intended to inform dietary policies directed at reducing chronic disease, obesity rates

BOSTON- In a first-of-its-kind analysis of worldwide dietary patterns, a team including researchers from the Friedman School of...

Using a biomaterial matrix of porous silk, a new, three-dimensional tissue system can produce platelets for future clinical use and also provide a laboratory tissue system to advance study of blood platelet diseases. Above, platelet-producing blood cells called megakaryocytes (blue) release filament-like "proplatelets" (green) that will become mature platelets.
February 18, 2015
Scalable model supports patient-specific treatments, advanced study of blood disorders


Photograph of Jim Glaser, dean of Arts & Sciences at Tufts University
February 4, 2015
James Glaser will lead Tufts’ oldest & largest school

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Feb. 4, 2015) -- James M. Glaser, a noted scholar of American political behavior, has been named dean of Tufts...

X-ray image of osteoarthritic knees.
February 3, 2015
Study findings may lead to improved method to detect early to moderate osteoarthritis

BOSTON (February 3, 2015) — A fluorescent probe may make it easier to diagnose and monitor osteoarthritis, a painful joint...

February 3, 2015
Diplomat and Foreign Policy Leader among Honorary Degree Recipients

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Feb. 3, 2015) – Madeleine Albright, who reinforced America’s alliances, advocated for democracy and...

January 29, 2015
Appointment reflects Tufts’ “unprecedented” commitment to diversity, inclusion, cultural competency over next decade

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (January 29, 2015) -- Tufts University has named Mark Brimhall-Vargas as its chief diversity officer, effective April 6...

January 21, 2015

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass.(January 21) -Professor, activist and author Cornel West will deliver the Gerald Gill Keynote Lecture at Tufts University...