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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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Research News

A Reason to Be Choosy About Fat

Study suggests that people with a genetic predisposition to obesity might decrease their odds of it by consuming less saturated fat
Feb 25, 2015

Dental Student Receives Research Award

Jason Berglund, D17, spent eight weeks at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research studying how cancer spreads
Feb 23, 2015

All Pain Relievers Considered

A study of medication for knee osteoarthritis points the way to new methods for ranking drugs’ effectiveness
Feb 23, 2015

Diet Quality Declines Worldwide, But With Major Differences Across Countries

Data intended to inform dietary policies directed at reducing chronic disease, obesity rates
Feb 19, 2015

3-D Engineered Bone Marrow Makes Functioning Platelets

Scalable model supports patient-specific treatments, advanced study of blood disorders
Feb 18, 2015

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