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The Carnegie Foundation ranks Tufts as an institution with "very high research activity"—its highest classification for degree-granting colleges and universities—but the university's commitment to research is about more than prestige. It's about the community coming together around ideas in creative and compelling ways, pushing boundaries and asking the questions that will take our knowledge to the next level.
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- Progress in Understanding Immune Response in Severe Schistosomiasis
Innate host receptor to parasite controls magnitude of disease
Apr 16, 2014
- $8.5 million Contract Will Foster Development of Agriculture and Nutrition Policy and Programming in Ethiopia
With award, researchers at Feinstein International Center at Tufts University will lead project supporting USAID Feed the Future Initiative
Apr 9, 2014
- Antidepressants Found to Be Risk Factor for Preterm Births
New study shows that pregnant women and their doctors should carefully consider potential effects of medication
Apr 7, 2014
- A Mouthful of Microbes
Tufts researchers pursue treatments based on the delicate balance of bacteria that staves off oral disease
Apr 3, 2014
- Shape Up 2.0
Study finds that a Tufts program on healthy living for kids piloted in Somerville, Mass., works elsewhere
Mar 31, 2014
Research News @ Tufts
Each semester, the Office of the Vice Provost publishes Research News @ Tufts, which profiles research by faculty and at our affiliated hospitals. You can sign up to receive Research News @ Tufts by e-mail.