Health & Science

DNA repeats lead to neurodegenerative disease
January 6, 2020 Large Image
The neurodegenerative disease is marked by an expansion of DNA triplet repeats; researchers pinpoint a mechanism for potentially reversing the expansion

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (January 06, 2020)— Scientists at Tufts University have identified a molecular mechanism that could reverse the genetic...

Eric Rubin, the new editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine. Rubin, who graduated from the M.D./Ph.D. program at Tufts University School of Medicine, talks about navigating conflicts of interest at medical journals.
December 30, 2019 Large Image
Physician scientist Eric Rubin, M90, GBS90, is the new top editor of the New England Journal of Medicine

Physician Eric Rubin, M90, GBS90, has a lot going on. He directs a prolific lab doing groundbreaking work on tuberculosis at the Harvard T.H. Chan...

A man’s class ring on a hand. Tufts writers look back over the year and talk about the stories that meant the most to them.
December 17, 2019 Large Image
Tufts writers look back over the year and talk about the stories that meant the most to them

Tufts Now writers turn out a lot of stories in any given year. We asked them to talk about one story they wanted to revisit—and why it...

Products molded from silk for biomedical use
December 17, 2019 Large Image
Using methods common to plastics manufacturing, properties of silk-based devices can be tuned for strength, flexibility, molecular function and biodegradability.

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (December 16, 2019) — Researchers led by engineers at Tufts University have developed a novel, significantly more...

A tablet with pie charts and bar charts and numbers, with a set of hands holding it. NSF funding kickstarts T-TRIPODS Institute, a university initiative focused on broadening data science methods and how they apply to diverse fields.
December 13, 2019 Large Image
The funding kick-starts T-TRIPODS Institute, a university initiative focused on broadening data science methods and how they apply to diverse fields

Tufts University has been awarded a three-year, $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a TRIPODS Institute, which will...

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