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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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- Sjögren’s Invisible Symptoms
Patients with the autoimmune disease soldier on despite fatigue, depression and cognitive issues, a Tufts study finds
Aug 27, 2015
- Gorilla Docs
Wildlife veterinarians work with their African partners to protect the endangered animals
Aug 24, 2015
- Breakfast in the Classroom
Serving the morning meal at school slightly boosts attendance
Aug 18, 2015
- Biopsies Without Knives
Lasers could help doctors diagnose cancer earlier and more reliably, and in a less invasive way, says Tufts biomedical engineer
Aug 17, 2015
- A Bacterial Sensor—on a Glove
Tufts researchers show how to use silk proteins and an inkjet printer to create an instant germ detector
Aug 14, 2015