News Releases

Human brain
January 8, 2019
New narrowly focused approach shows how long-range connections between nerve cells lock brain plasticity into place; could advance treatments for disorders such as autism

BOSTON (Jan. 8, 2019)—Neuroscientists at Tufts University School of Medicine, in collaboration with...

Tufts Classic
January 3, 2019
Mustangs and Highlanders face off in doubleheader at Tufts University on Sunday, Feb. 3, in 3rd annual event; donations will be collected for area food banks

This release was updated on Jan. 18 to reflect a new date for the Tufts Classic and new start times for both games.


Image of Facebook app on phone (Pixaby)
December 19, 2018
Real-life auctions reveal consistent value for users that exceeds Facebook market value

BOSTON and GAMBIER, Ohio (Dec. 19, 2018, 2:00 p.m. ET)—How valuable is Facebook to its users, and how can you measure the value of the site when...

Front and center: food labels have effects on consumption and product formulation
December 17, 2018
Review finds food labels have led to changes in consumers’ intake of select nutrients and industry’s use of key additives

BOSTON (Dec. 17, 2018)—Over the past two decades, labels such as the U.S. Nutrition Facts Panel on packaged foods, calorie counts on national...

Large restaurant portions a global problem, study finds.
December 12, 2018
Examination of popular meals in full service and fast food restaurants in five countries reveals large number of highly caloric options, possible contributor to global obesity

BOSTON (Dec. 12, 2018, 6:30 p.m. ET)—A new multi-country study finds that large, high-calorie portion sizes in fast food and full service...

AFM cell surface adhesion map of bladder cells
December 3, 2018
Atomic force microscopy accurately identifies cancer in patients by examining the surface of cells expelled in urine.

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (December 3, 2018) —A research team led by Tufts University engineers has developed a non-invasive method for detecting...

November 29, 2018

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Nov. 29, 2018) – Amid growing national interest in genealogy and family history, scholars from around the world will...