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A statue of Jumbo the elephant in the sunlight is in front of a green space filled with community members celebrating Community Day.
August 28, 2019
Annual festival celebrates university's relationship with Medford, Somerville communities

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Aug. 28, 2019)—Tufts University, in cooperation with the cities of Medford and Somerville, will host the 17th annual...

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor smiles while wearing a black judges robe in a dark-paneled room
August 27, 2019

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Aug. 27, 2019)—Tufts University will host Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States...

Top and cross-sectional view of thread-based transistor
August 21, 2019
Transistors and integrated circuits made from threads are combined with thread-based sensors to create fully flexible devices

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (August 21, 2019) — A team of Tufts University engineers has developed a transistor made from linen thread, enabling...

Drawing from a water source in rural Kenya
August 1, 2019
Improved drinking water should be a key component of control strategies against parasitic worm and protozoan infections, according to studies in rural Kenya

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (August 1, 2019)— Roundworm infections can be reduced significantly simply by improving the treatment and quality of...

Microbiome sampling pill in the small intestine
July 24, 2019
The pill is the first known working device capable of non-invasively and accurately assessing the profile of bacterial species inhabiting any stage of the gastrointestinal tract

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (July 24, 2019) — A research team led by Tufts University engineers has developed a 3D printed ingestible pill that...

July 19, 2019
Tufts University and TGen novel findings for this deadly bone cancer could lead to better treatments for people and pets

BOSTON, Mass., and PHOENIX, Ariz., (July 19, 2019)—A bone cancer known as osteosarcoma is genetically similar in dogs and human children,...

Cultured human breast cells, which are oval-shaped and blue against a black backdrop. The cells are shown after irradiation exposure, with green spots inside the blue ovals depicting DNA damage.
July 16, 2019

BOSTON (July 16, 2019)— A new study published in Cell Reports found that a transcription factor called Slug serves as ‘command central’ for...

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