Tufts in the News

Publication date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Boston Globe
Fletcher Professor of International Environmental Policy Emeritus William Moomaw co-wrote a new study on the climate emergency, saying “scientists, and in particular those that are studying what is happening in a changed climate, have become most alarmed at how rapidly these changes are taking place and the urgency of needing to take far more drastic action.”
Publication date: Monday, November 4, 2019
Wall Street Journal
A new gene therapy is being evaluated in a clinical trial at Cummings School and could help dogs with mitral valve disease.
Publication date: Monday, November 4, 2019
Friedman Dean Dariush Mozaffarian is working with Joon Yun and David Kessler, former head of the FDA, to establish a National Institute of Nutrition. Mozaffarian is quoted throughout this article.
Publication date: Friday, November 1, 2019
Engineering professor Karen Panetta is quoted throughout this article examining how water on the Moon could be extracted for use in creating rocket fuel, creating a space depot that “would allow spacecraft to travel much farther and allow missions and satellites to sustain operations.”
Publication date: Friday, November 1, 2019
Scientific American
Mathematics professor Bruce Boghosian writes about the “affine wealth model,” developed by him and other Tufts researchers, which “describes wealth-distribution data more accurately than any other existing model.”
Publication date: Friday, October 25, 2019
Consumer Reports
HNRCA director Sarah Booth comments on the importance of vitamin K, noting that it has “a critical role in keeping tissues you don’t want to calcify from calcifying.” The article also references Booth’s collaborative research that found low levels of circulating vitamin K are a risk factor for mobility limitation and disability in older adults.
Publication date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
New York Times
Nancy Thomas, director of Tisch College’s IDHE, comments on reports of Republican politicians attempting to block students from voting. IDHE research on voting among young people is also cited.
Publication date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Fletcher School professor Michael Glennon explains how Congress can respond to President Donald Trump’s troop withdrawal from Syria.
Publication date: Sunday, October 20, 2019
Professor of international environmental policy emeritus William Moomaw discusses proforestation, the act of leaving older and middle-aged forests intact to maximize carbon sequestration and help mitigate climate change.
Publication date: Friday, October 18, 2019
Fox Business
Engineering professor Karen Panetta offers advice for developing a successful science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) event that inspires girls to pursue their interest in these areas.