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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

Parents’ BMI Decreases with Child Involved in School-Based, Community Obesity Intervention

Dec 18, 2014

Extra Vitamin E Protected Older Mice from Getting Common Type of Pneumonia

Dec 16, 2014

Geospatial Study Identifies Hotspots in Deaths from HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in Massachusetts

Results can help inform a targeted public health and clinical response
Dec 11, 2014

A New Way to Diagnose Brain Damage from Concussions, Strokes, and Dementia

Non-invasive CHS technology provides real-time information; Tufts University grants commercial rights to Illinois-based company
Dec 11, 2014

Lightning Tamed

Cooled-down plasma could help detect elusive nanoparticles responsible for so many health hazards
Dec 2, 2014

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