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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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Mar 6, 2014
- Silk-Based Surgical Implants Could Offer a Better Way to Repair Broken Bones
Study shows that fixation devices derived from silkworm silk are potentially attractive alternatives to metal and synthetic-based systems
Mar 4, 2014
- Food Production in the Northeastern U.S. May Need to Change if Climate Does
Feb 28, 2014
- Protein Power
Muscle loss that comes with age can be fixed through better nutrition
Feb 27, 2014
- Darwin Didn’t Solve It All
Erik Dopman is seeking answers to the big questions in evolutionary biology: how species arise and why
Feb 26, 2014
Research News @ Tufts
Each semester, the Office of the Vice Provost publishes Research News @ Tufts, which profiles research by faculty and at our affiliated hospitals. You can sign up to receive Research News @ Tufts by e-mail.