Tufts in the News

Publication date: Friday, January 18, 2019
The Conversation
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
Boston Globe
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
CNN.com International
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
The Conversation
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 Atlas
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.”
Publication date: Monday, January 7, 2019
The Conversation
Fletcher’s Monica Duffy Toft examines the factors behind the rise of white nativism among white males.
Publication date: Thursday, January 3, 2019
Boston Globe
Tufts sociologist Sarah Sobieraj comments on the double standards that impact women’s likability, noting that “when women act or behave in a competitive or assertive or authoritative way, it is read as deviant.”
Publication date: Monday, December 31, 2018
National Public Radio
Alice Lichtenstein is quoted extensively on the perceived health benefits of coconut oil, a highly saturated fat, despite decades of research linking saturated fats to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Lichtenstein says that “why things like coconut oil somehow slipped under the radar is a little bit unclear.”
Publication date: Thursday, December 13, 2018
The HNRCA’s Susan Roberts led research that found large, high-calorie portion sizes in fast food and full-service chain restaurants to be a global problem, with chain restaurant meals delivering the most calories. The study compared meals from Brazil, China, Finland, Ghana and India with U.S. meals.