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Monarch butterfly in a Somerville garden
May 14, 2019
Using just 15 percent of urban space for favorable habitat can help species reach more complete, suitable habitats more quickly

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (May 14, 2019)—When it comes to wildlife conservation efforts, urban environments could be far more helpful than we...

May 13, 2019

NORTH GRAFTON, Mass. (May 13, 2019)–Equipped to excel at career paths ranging from veterinary medicine to conservation medicine, the study of...

Recipients of Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund grants pose with Tufts University President Tony Monaco, Senior Vice President Mary Jeka and members of the Office of Government and Community Relations during a reception on the Medford/Somerville campus on April 26, 2019.
May 3, 2019

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (May 3, 2019) – Thirty-six local organizations in four communities have been awarded a record $28,000 in grants from the...

Oklahoma human-induced quake activity exceeds natural quakes in California
May 3, 2019
Computer model and field experiment data suggest a new link between subsurface injections and earthquake swarms.

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (May 3, 2019) — Using data from field experiments and modeling of ground faults, researchers at...

The rescue of inhibitory brain cells (red) with 2-DG, a drug that mimics the effects of the ketogenic diet, may protect against post-traumatic epilepsy.
April 30, 2019
A drug-mimic of the ketogenic diet improves brain function in mice after TBI

BOSTON (April 30, 2019, noon ET)—Neuroscientists led by Chris Dulla at Tufts University School of Medicine prevented the development of epileptic...

April 29, 2019
Using a computational model, researchers were able to explain, predict, and even manipulate the regeneration of the flatworm body

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (April 26, 2019)— Biologists at Tufts University have developed a computational model of planarian (flatworm)...

A red sphere and a blue sphere are reflected in a mirror at the base of a wooden staircase.
April 18, 2019
Graduating students from School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University celebrated during free, public art shows this May

BOSTON and MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (April 18, 2019)—The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University is celebrating graduating art...