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Report: How to Increase Voting and Strengthen Political Learning on College Campuses

A new report released by the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE) at Tufts University's Tisch College of Civic Life outlines specific steps to increase electoral engagement, political learning and civic participation at colleges and...
9-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Tufts Ramnath Subbaraman selected to receive Doris Duke Charitable Foundation award

Ramnath Subbaraman, a Tufts University School of Medicine assistant professor of public health and community medicine, has been selected to receive a 2018 Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The award...
31-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Develop New Materials That Move in Response to Light

Researchers have developed magnetic elastomeric composites that move in different ways when exposed to light, raising the possibility that these materials could enable a wide range of products that perform simple to complex movements, from tiny...
23-Jul-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


From the Lab to the Real World: Program to Improve Elderly Mobility Feasible in Community

A pilot study led by researchers from Tufts University and conducted at the Somerville Council on Aging in Somerville, Mass., translated for the first time the physical activity benefits of the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders...
13-Jul-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


National School Food Policies Have Potential to Improve Health Now and Later

Providing free fruits and vegetables and limiting sugary drinks in schools could have positive health effects in both the short- and long-term, finds a new Food-PRICE study led by researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy...
9-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Smart Bandages Designed to Monitor and Tailor Treatment for Chronic Wounds

A “smart” bandage is designed to monitor the condition of chronic wounds and deliver drug treatments to improve chances of healing. While the bandages remain to be assessed in a clinical context, the research is aimed at transforming bandaging...
29-Jun-2018 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


How the Flu Virus Builds a Better Mousetrap

For the first time, scientists have directly visualized real-time structural changes in the surface protein of the influenza virus that may help the virus fuse with and enter target cells before hijacking them. Single molecules of the protein were...
22-Jun-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


When It Comes to Gonorrhea, Gender Matters

In a new pilot study, a team led by researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine conducted the first full comparison of gonococcal gene expression and regulation in both men and women, identifying gender-specific signatures in infection and...
22-Jun-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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