News Releases

A group of medical students in the Maine Track MD program lean around models on a table, and a professor, in a simulation clinic
July 25, 2018
MMC and Tufts will also expand the Maine Track program to further increase the number of students training in Maine

BOSTON and PORTLAND, Maine (July 25, 2018)—Tufts University School of Medicine and Maine Medical Center (MMC) have signed a 10-year agreement that...

Light actuated deflection
July 23, 2018
Elastomeric composites can flex, grip, release, or rotate when exposed to lasers, diffuse light or sunlight

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (July 23, 2018)—Researchers at Tufts University School of Engineering have developed magnetic elastomeric composites...

From the lab to the real world: program to improve elderly mobility feasible in community
July 16, 2018
Structured exercise program for older, sedentary adults is possible, safe and associated with benefits to physical and cognitive health

BOSTON (July 16, 2018)—Immobility in old age can lead to lower independence and quality of life and increased risk for falls and chronic disease....

National school food policies have potential to improve health now and later
July 9, 2018
Modeling study estimates impact of policies targeting fruits and vegetables and sugary drinks in schools on health outcomes for children and adults

BOSTON (July 9, 2018)—Providing free fruits and vegetables and limiting sugary drinks in schools could have positive health effects in both the...

July 6, 2018
Bandages with integrated pH and temperature sensors and electronically triggered drug release are designed to improve healing

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (July 6, 2018)—A team of engineers led by Tufts University has developed a prototype bandage designed to actively...

Findings published in Cell show how the flu virus resets its trap
June 28, 2018
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...

Tisch College
June 28, 2018
$100K grant from Cummings Foundation promotes dialogue across differences, encourages civic engagement at Tufts University and beyond

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (June 28, 2018)—At a time of debate about free speech and expression on college campuses, the Institute for Democracy...