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Propane to propylene catalyst reaction
June 24, 2021
Using fundamental calculations of molecular interactions, they created a catalyst with 100% selectivity in producing propylene, a key precursor to plastics and fabric manufacturing

Researchers at Tufts University, University College London (UCL), Cambridge University and University of California at Santa Barbara have...

Microwave metamaterial
June 22, 2021
Engineers make metamaterials that manipulate microwave energy in ways conventional materials cannot

Engineers at Tufts University have developed new methods to more efficiently fabricate materials that behave in unusual ways when interacting with...

A hand puts a container with testing swabs into a box containing other swabs
June 17, 2021
Funds from Cummings Foundation bolster testing model that has contributed to safe in-person learning for Medford PK-12 schools

Tufts University and Medford Public Schools are the joint recipients of a Cummings Foundation $...

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...