Tufts in the News

Publication date: Friday, August 24, 2018
Time Magazine
Friedman School Dean Dariush Mozaffarian comments on new research that suggests no amount of drinking alcohol is safe, noting that “if you look at all the risks and all the benefits of alcohol, it’s probably net harmful, on average, for the whole population.”
Publication date: Thursday, August 23, 2018
CNN Money
Robert Cook, dean of GSAS, is quoted regarding the Tufts Diversity and Inclusion Leadership program.
Publication date: Thursday, August 23, 2018
National Geographic
TUSM’s Stuart Levy recalls his time working with Japanese scientist Tsutomu Watanabe, among the first to recognize the threat of antibiotic resistance. Levy is also recognized for his “lifelong mission of trying to protect the world against bacterial superbugs.”
Publication date: Tuesday, August 21, 2018
90.9 WBUR
Cognitive neuroscientist Maryanne Wolf joins “On Point” to discuss how “digital distractions” affect how our brains think and read.
Publication date: Thursday, August 16, 2018
National Geographic
Focusing on bacteria and fungi in cheese, biologist Benjamin Wolfe is looking for ways to manipulate and engineer the microbes, including more effective pharmaceuticals.
Publication date: Monday, August 13, 2018
The Verge
Engineering’s Michael Zimmerman describes three major approaches to making solid-state batteries, which are safer than conventional batteries made with flammable liquid electrolytic solution.
Publication date: Wednesday, August 8, 2018
WBUR
Tufts School of Medicine student Lila Flavin is the first author on a new study that finds immigrants consume far less health care than U.S. citizens, challenging the popular notion that immigrants are partly responsible for the nation’s high health-care costs.
Publication date: Wednesday, August 8, 2018
NBC Boston
Cummings School’s Jerold Bell comments on the popularity of dog DNA test kits and encourages users to consult a veterinarian to review results.
Publication date: Saturday, August 4, 2018
Food News
Based on his 2017 research on food date labels, Friedman’s Norbert Wilson believes that “use by” food dates are to blame for food waste.
Publication date: Thursday, August 2, 2018
New York Times
Cummings School’s Deborah Linder describes how veterinarians assess pets for obesity.

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