Tufts in the News
Publication date: Sunday, January 27, 2019
National Public Radio
Friedman School Dean Dariush Mozaffarian discusses research at the school investigating the link between processed meats and health risks in this article about a report that recommends consuming less than half an ounce of red meat per day. Mozaffarian notes that “the major factor seems to be all the preservatives and the processing—those do not seem to be good for our body.”
Publication date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Katrina Burgess, an associate professor at The Fletcher School, comments on opposition leader Juan Guaidó declaring himself interim president of Venezuela, noting that she supposes “conditions could still get worse for the average Venezuelan, but they are so, so bad right now.”
Publication date: Thursday, January 24, 2019
In this On Point segment, Arts and Sciences philosopher Lionel McPherson participates in a discussion centered on freedom and equality.
Publication date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Cummings School’s Cailin Heinze offers detailed expert advice on proper diet and nutrition for a variety of pets.
Publication date: Friday, January 18, 2019
Friedman’s Dariush Mozaffarian, Jerold Mande, and Renata Micha co-author this article that outlines why “the time is right for meaningful policy action to leverage food as medicine” and recommends measures for doing so.
Publication date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Eliot-Pearson’s Marina Bers writes that programming is a necessary intellectual tool that should be taught to all students.
Publication date: Monday, January 14, 2019
New collaborative research led by the HNRCA's Jose Ordovas shows a correlation between the lack of sleep and increased risk of atherosclerosis, or build-up of plaque in the arteries.
Publication date: Friday, January 11, 2019
Christian Science Monitor
Associate Professor Justin Hollander is quoted on how brownfields—properties where redevelopment is stalled due to potential pollution—threaten investments in neighborhoods.
Publication date: Thursday, January 10, 2019
Tufts economist Gilbert Metcalf outlines why he supports a carbon tax for reducing carbon pollution and suggests ways the U.S. could enact such a tax.
Publication date: Monday, January 7, 2019
New research by A&S postdoctoral scholar Guy Levy, in collaboration with A&S biologist Barry Trimmer, tracks the movements of tobacco hornworm caterpillars using tiny retroreflective markers, which could have important applications for developing “soft-bodied robots.”