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DNA repeats lead to neurodegenerative disease
January 6, 2020
The neurodegenerative disease is marked by an expansion of DNA triplet repeats; researchers pinpoint a mechanism for potentially reversing the expansion

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (January 06, 2020)— Scientists at Tufts University have identified a molecular mechanism that could reverse the genetic...

Products molded from silk for biomedical use
December 17, 2019
Using methods common to plastics manufacturing, properties of silk-based devices can be tuned for strength, flexibility, molecular function and biodegradability.

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (December 16, 2019) — Researchers led by engineers at Tufts University have developed a novel, significantly more...

Image of a map of the world, with pie charts show the percentage of people in each region for whom the cost of the EAT lancet diet exceeds their daily income: North America - 1.2%, Europe and Central Asia - 1.7%, East Asia & Pacific - 15%, Middle East & North Africa - 19.4%, South Asia - 38.4%, Sub-Saharan Africa - 57.2%, Latin America and Caribbean - 11.6%
November 7, 2019
At an estimated $2.84 per day, the cost of diet for human and environmental health exceeds daily per capita income in many low-income countries

BOSTON and WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 7, 2019, 6:30 p.m. EST)—A diet meant to improve both human and planetary health would be unaffordable for at...

Four printed images by artist Louis Meola are positioned in a rectangle on a wall.
November 4, 2019
Biannual exhibition featuring SMFA at Tufts students and recent alumni represents first in new collaborative series between school and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

BOSTON and MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Nov. 4, 2019)—Dynamic work from four recent graduates of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at...

November 1, 2019
Pancreatic beta cells “switched on” by light are engineered to enhance production of insulin in response to glucose levels

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (November 1, 2019) —Tufts University researchers have transplanted engineered pancreatic beta cells into diabetic mice,...

Cultured beef
October 21, 2019
Cultured meat could reduce resources required in meat production, with a smaller environmental footprint relative to animal farming

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE Mass. (October 21, 2019)—A team of Tufts University-led researchers exploring the development of cultured meat found that the...

European corn borer caterpillar
October 10, 2019
Scientists find genetic variation that allows the moth to change its biological clock and adjust to shorter winters

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (October 10, 2019)—A team of biologists led by Tufts University has found two genes that may permit some insect species...