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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...

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor smiles while wearing a black judges robe in a dark-paneled room
August 27, 2019

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Aug. 27, 2019)—Tufts University will host Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States...

Top and cross-sectional view of thread-based transistor
August 21, 2019
Transistors and integrated circuits made from threads are combined with thread-based sensors to create fully flexible devices

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (August 21, 2019) — A team of Tufts University engineers has developed a transistor made from linen thread, enabling...

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...