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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

Detecting Cancer at the Atomic Level

Igor Sokolov's nano scale research could yield better ways to identify and track malignant cells
Jan 23, 2015

Hospital Websites Downplay Risks of a Cardiac Procedure

Research by medical student shows that online information sources are not always as comprehensive as expected
Jan 21, 2015

Secondhand Smoke and Cavities

Providing yet another reason to avoid smoking, research seems to indicate a link between the two
Jan 15, 2015

The Joy of Tech

Computer scientist Kathleen Fisher, whose latest project seeks to protect motor vehicles from hacking, says too few people understand how fascinating her field is
Jan 12, 2015

Tufts University Researchers Identify Mechanism Involved in Causing Cataracts in Mice

Jan 12, 2015

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