Tufts in the News

Publication date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Tufts political scientist Miranda Yaver writes this opinion piece on what the Supreme Court LGBTQ rights cases could mean for the LGBTQ community.
Publication date: Monday, April 22, 2019
Boston Globe
Fletcher student Farah Momen discusses her project The Now Exchange in this Q&A. The Now Exchange, which aims to offer free health services to Bangledeshi women in the garment industry, is one of the winners of the annual Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition, organized by the Tufts Entrepreneurship Center at the Gordon Institute.
Publication date: Monday, April 22, 2019
Boston Globe
Tufts recently held its first Edible Insects Festival, at which Joseph Yoon of Brooklyn Bugs, an organization advocating for insects as an alternative food source, noted that consuming insects “only creates a fraction of those greenhouse gas emissions” emitted by the livestock industry. Tufts biologist Sara Lewis is quoted regarding her new course about edible insects.
Publication date: Friday, April 19, 2019
In this Morning Edition segment, political scientist Jeffrey Berry discusses how the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election might affect the 2020 Democratic presidential race.
Publication date: Monday, April 15, 2019
Reuters UK
The Friedman School’s Renata Micha led research that found a proposed Nutrition Facts label that highlights added sugars could lead to consumer choices that prevent nearly one million cases of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Micha notes that “health and financial benefits would be doubled” if the label prompted the food industry to reduce added sugars.
Publication date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Boston Globe
Third-year engineering student Roger Gu discusses his historic swimming season, during which he broke both Tufts and New England Small College Athletic Conference records.
Publication date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Using a new imaging technique, TUSM assistant professor James Munro collaborated on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) research that revealed a “structural state that had never been observed” as well as vulnerabilities in the virus that could help in vaccine development.
Publication date: Monday, April 8, 2019
New York Times
A new study led by Friedman’s Fang Fang Zhang found no positive association between taking dietary supplements and decreased mortality.
Publication date: Sunday, April 7, 2019
Engineer Sameer Sonkusale developed gas-detecting threads that can be woven into clothing, which could be used for safety purposes in medical, workplace, military, and rescue environments.
Publication date: Monday, April 1, 2019
The Scientist
School of Medicine professor James Schwob led research that showed stem cells called horizontal basal cells can be grown and activated in culture, a technique that could lead to therapies for patients who have suffered from a loss of smell.