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Model airplane constructed using silk-based glue
June 3, 2021
Silk proteins formed fibers, crosslinks, and iron complexes similar to those used by the sea creatures

If you have ever tried to chip a mussel off a seawall or a barnacle off the bottom of a boat, you will understand that we could learn a great deal...

A chart of remote schooling broken down between white students and students of color
May 25, 2021
New nationwide survey by Tufts University researchers finds that parents credit schools with limiting academic harms but see damage to social relationships

More than 70% of K-12 students across the country experienced some remote schooling during the 2020-21 school year, with stark differences...

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University sign.
May 20, 2021

Students of New England’s only veterinary school have risen to the many challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to emerge stronger and with...

A graph showing vaccine hesitancy by ethnicity, with white non-Hispanic people and Black non-Hispanic people both about 18% hesitant
May 18, 2021
New nationwide survey by Tufts University researchers finds those most hesitant are younger, less educated and more likely to trust former President Donald Trump; also finds racial divide in access to vaccine

White people are more likely to have been vaccinated than Black people despite similar levels of vaccine hesitancy, or saying they are very...

A corn borer moth attracted to pheromone
May 17, 2021
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...

May 10, 2021
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...

A photograph of a performance piece by Anne Harris of Harris wrapping herself in a painting in front of the mountain vista that inspired the work
May 6, 2021
Graduating students at School of Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University to display work online, allowing safe access for art lovers

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University (SMFA at Tufts) is celebrating its graduating art students in the class of 2021 with...