Tufts in the News

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.
Publication date: Friday, March 29, 2019
The Sun Chronicle
Rey Junco of Tisch College’s CIRCLE is quoted at length about youth political and civic engagement.
Publication date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Boston 25 News
Cummings School’s Michael Stone discusses ticks and how to keep your pets safe during tick season.
Publication date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
New York Times
History professor Hugh Roberts comments on the current political situation in Algeria, where the army chief of staff has called for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to “be deemed unfit to rule,” noting that the general’s statement “is probably the best way to go forward” as “[Bouteflika is] not well or legitimate.”
Publication date: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Boston Globe
UEP Professor Emeritus James Jennings comments on why lower grades don’t always reflect intellectual ineffectiveness, noting that “everyone does not start at the same starting line” in terms of support systems and backgrounds. This article discusses a push to get companies to focus on skills, and less on GPAs, during job recruitment.
Publication date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
BBC – Future
Fletcher’s Alex de Waal discusses the re-emergence of famine in this article exploring the worst case scenario of worldwide food shortages.
Publication date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
The Conversation
Fletcher School professor Bhaskar Chakravorti analyzes Facebook’s recent announcement of a shift toward a “privacy-focused” vision, noting that “the changes will be difficult to execute and will not happen soon.”