News Releases

January 10, 2017
Government-supported policy projected to be a highly cost-effective way to reduce salt consumption and gain healthy years lost to cardiovascular disease

BOSTON (Jan. 10, 2017, 6:30 p.m. ET)—A new global study projects that a government-supported policy to reduce salt consumption would be highly...

January 9, 2017
UMass Boston students pursuing careers in medicine or biomedical sciences take part in a Tufts curriculum targeting disparities in the clinical and biomedical workforce

BOSTON (Jan. 9, 2017)—Last week, 28 undergraduate students from the University of Massachusetts Boston began a three-week pipeline program at...

December 27, 2016
The first global analysis of complementary foods marketed in lower-income countries highlights the need for basic quality assurance services to improve nutritional consistency and reduce childhood malnutrition

BOSTON (Dec. 27, 2016)—For parents around the world, premixed infant cereals—also known as complementary foods—can be a vital source of the solid...

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...