Health & Science

A corn borer moth attracted to pheromone
May 17, 2021 Large Image
Biologists have discovered the gene controlling the mating preference of male European corn borer moths for the female sex pheromone

The mysteries of sexual attraction just became a little less mysterious – at least for moths. A team of six American and European research groups...

An illustration of scientific instruments and an atom. Tufts University will become a member of the Association of American Universities
May 13, 2021 Large Image
The university will become a member of the Association of American Universities

Tufts University has been selected to join the Association of American Universities (AAU), a consortium of...

Ida Weiss behind the wheel in a Chevy Volt. Tufts engineering students are in the driver’s seat in a study on how exhaust generated by jet traffic at Logan Airport may be impacting the air local people breathe
May 11, 2021 Large Image
Tufts engineering students are in the driver’s seat in a study of how exhaust generated by jet traffic at Logan Airport may be impacting the air local people breathe

Ida Weiss, E21, and Tyler Tatro, E21, have driven a seven-mile route around Greater Boston so many times in the last year that they long ago lost...

May 10, 2021 Large Image
Misfiring neurons in specific regions of the bird brain leads to stuttering patterns, and provides a model to explore treatments to restore normal speech

Speech problems such as stammering or stuttering plague millions of people worldwide, including 3 million Americans. President Biden himself...

Two men drag white flags though the undergrowth of a forest, dragging for ticks. Tufts University researchers have made it a goal to eradicate Lyme disease by 2030.
May 6, 2021 Large Image
For years, Tufts researchers have been on the cutting edge of investigating and treating the mysterious illness known as Lyme disease. Now, a new initiative seeks to eradicate the disease once and for all.

As people weary of being cooped up during a pandemic winter look forward to a summer outside, residents across the northeastern United States are...

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