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Drawing from a water source in rural Kenya
August 1, 2019
Improved drinking water should be a key component of control strategies against parasitic worm and protozoan infections, according to studies in rural Kenya

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (August 1, 2019)— Roundworm infections can be reduced significantly simply by improving the treatment and quality of...

Microbiome sampling pill in the small intestine
July 24, 2019
The pill is the first known working device capable of non-invasively and accurately assessing the profile of bacterial species inhabiting any stage of the gastrointestinal tract

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (July 24, 2019) — A research team led by Tufts University engineers has developed a 3D printed ingestible pill that...

July 19, 2019
Tufts University and TGen novel findings for this deadly bone cancer could lead to better treatments for people and pets

BOSTON, Mass., and PHOENIX, Ariz., (July 19, 2019)—A bone cancer known as osteosarcoma is genetically similar in dogs and human children,...

Cultured human breast cells, which are oval-shaped and blue against a black backdrop. The cells are shown after irradiation exposure, with green spots inside the blue ovals depicting DNA damage.
July 16, 2019

BOSTON (July 16, 2019)— A new study published in Cell Reports found that a transcription factor called Slug serves as ‘command central’ for...

CRISPR Cas9 complex in process of cutting target DNA
July 12, 2019
Researchers used lipid nanoparticles to deliver CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tools for potential treatment of hyperlipidemia.

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (July 12, 2019) —A research collaboration between Tufts University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has led to the...

An instructor leads classes for inmates at a correctional institution in Massachusetts
June 28, 2019
$100K grant from Cummings Foundation will fund Tisch College at Tufts University program that supports associate degrees for people in a Massachusetts correctional institution

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (June 28, 2019)—A $100,000 grant from Cummings Foundation will support the...

The Science Engineering Complex now dons a new roof-mounted solar photovoltaic installation. Tufts now has six total solar arrays on its various campuses that help save the university money and make the power grid greener.
June 26, 2019
New additions will increase energy savings, reduce costs

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (June 26, 2019) – Two new roof-mounted solar photovoltaic installations on buildings located on the Medford/Somerville...