News Releases

Cultured beef
October 21, 2019
Cultured meat could reduce resources required in meat production, with a smaller environmental footprint relative to animal farming

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE Mass. (October 21, 2019)—A team of Tufts University-led researchers exploring the development of cultured meat found that the...

European corn borer caterpillar
October 10, 2019
Scientists find genetic variation that allows the moth to change its biological clock and adjust to shorter winters

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (October 10, 2019)—A team of biologists led by Tufts University has found two genes that may permit some insect species...

Grey scale with image of vitals behind it
October 9, 2019
Maintaining weight loss is associated with more favorable heart disease, stroke, and diabetes risk factors compared to regaining weight after three years

People who lose weight and keep it off can stabilize or even improve their cardiometabolic risk factors compared to people who regain weight,...

Depolarization in developing limb triggers genetic cascade to bone formation
October 7, 2019
A study provides the first evidence of the functional role of bioelectricity in developing embryos

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (October 7, 2019)—Scientists at Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University and Harvard Medical School have revealed how...

High resolution silk wrinkle pattern triggered by heating and cooling
October 7, 2019
Scientists engineer on-demand high resolution wrinkling for reversible printing and thermal regulation

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (October 7, 2019)—Researchers at Tufts University School of Engineering have developed silk materials that can wrinkle...

Brain tumor cells grow on 3D silk fiber/ECM matrix
October 4, 2019
Use of brain-like extracellular matrix allows cell growth and treatment to more closely replicate physiological response

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE and BOSTON, Mass. (October 4, 2019)—A team of Tufts University-led researchers has developed three-dimensional (3D) human...

Avatars of students interviewing the standardized patient in the virtual reality platform Second Life.
October 3, 2019
A new study says a simulated educational experience has the potential to enable convenient and effective interprofessional education in palliative care for health professions students

BOSTON (Oct. 3, 2019)—A virtual world may be a feasible learning platform for bringing together students from different healthcare professions and...