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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...

October 2, 2019
Talloires Network Conference 2020 will bring together university leaders and community organizations from around the world to discuss higher education’s role in civic life

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Oct. 2, 2019)–Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life and Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics have...

September 24, 2019
Older people, those with lower income, and those with less education face greater hurdles

BOSTON (Sept. 24, 2019, 11:00 a.m. EDT)—Despite years of steady advice and guidance on healthy eating, a ‘report card’ on the American diet shows...

Two students in blue t-shirts fill in an electoral map of the United States with blue and red markers on election night 2018.
September 19, 2019
Study of 10 million college students shows national surge in voting in 2018 midterms; black women are most active voters on campuses; Hispanic students’ voting rate shows largest increase

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Sept. 19, 2019)College-student voting rates in the 2018 midterm elections doubled compared to the 2014...

senior man walking on the beach
September 18, 2019
Study identifies differences in gut microbiome composition in physically high-functioning vs low-functioning older adults, successfully transfers some of these effects into mice

BOSTON (Sept. 18, 2019)—A novel new study suggests...

A statue of Jumbo the elephant in the sunlight is in front of a green space filled with community members celebrating Community Day.
August 28, 2019
Annual festival celebrates university's relationship with Medford, Somerville communities

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Aug. 28, 2019)—Tufts University, in cooperation with the cities of Medford and Somerville, will host the 17th annual...