Health & Science

young girls build structures with marshmallows and toothpicks
July 5, 2018 Large Image
Tufts alum volunteers to bring technology and engineering education to Syrian refugee children in Jordan

The project seemed simple—create structures out of marshmallows and toothpicks, then test their stability on an earthquake simulator fashioned...

Findings published in Cell show how the flu virus resets its trap
June 28, 2018 Large Image
First real-time visualization reveals that protein molecules on virus surface reach out to hijack target cells and reset the trap if they fail

BOSTON (June 28, 2018)—For the first time, scientists have directly visualized in real-time structural changes in the surface protein of the...

Neisseria gonorrhoeae
June 27, 2018 Large Image
Study compares gender-specific expression of antibiotic resistance genes during active gonorrhea infection

BOSTON (June 27, 2018, 1:00 p.m. ET)—The World Health Organization estimates that 78 million people worldwide are infected with gonorrhea each...

a light bulb with the outline of the continents lit up
June 27, 2018
The ranking is based on patents granted in the United States during 2017

Tufts University is one of the most inventive universities in the world, according to a new ranking compiled by the...

Aimee Shen, Tufts University School of Medicine, in her lab where she studies C. difficile
June 25, 2018 Large Image
Shen’s research will focus on the role of DNA modifications in regulating C. difficile’s ability to transmit disease

BOSTON (June 25, 2018)—Aimee Shen, Ph.D., assistant professor of molecular biology and microbiology at Tufts...

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