Research at Tufts is all about breaking down walls—between fields, between faculty and students, between what is and what could be.
Innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration are the foundations of discovery at Tufts, from advances in nutrition research and telecommunications to more recent explorations into soft-bodied robots, water on Mars and the criminal justice system. Tufts' commitment to active citizenship is also matched by faculty and student research into the area, including the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) and the Tufts Community Research Center.
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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Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) - Tufts CTSI accelerates translation of laboratory research into clinical use, medical practice and health policy.
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- No Time for Doctors
Between the demands of the job and a culture of stoicism, Maine lobstermen often don't connect with better health care, but one student is trying to help
Jun 29, 2015
- Put Down That Soda
A study led by Tufts researchers finds that sugary drinks are responsible for 184,000 deaths worldwide each year
Jun 29, 2015
- Hyperlipidemia, Caused by a High-Fat Diet, Aggressively Accelerates Organ Rejection
Studies Provide a New Model for Understanding Transplant Rejection
Jun 16, 2015
- Inkjet Inks Made of Bioactive Silk Could Yield Smart Bandages, Bacteria-Sensing Surgical Gloves & More
Multi-Functional Printable Silk Inks Tap Common Print Technology to Address Therapeutics, Regenerative Medicine, Bio-Sensing Needs
Jun 16, 2015
- Witness to Chemical Alchemy
Scientists are first ever to see elements transform at atomic scale, and their research may yield therapies for cancer that are both more powerful and less risky
Jun 15, 2015