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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

Fighting Back Against Superbugs

Tufts’ Stuart Levy has long argued that careless use of antibiotics can create resistant bacteria, and now people are listening
Mar 27, 2015

The Best Way to Feed the Billions

In the developing world, the answer has to include small-scale agriculture, not factory farms, says Tufts researcher
Mar 19, 2015

CSI: Animal Abuse

A Cummings student comes up with forensic tools that help distinguish between accidental and deliberate injuries
Mar 18, 2015

Eyewitness to Infection

A new technique that allows scientists to watch as viruses enter cells could lead to improved therapies
Mar 13, 2015

Tufts Engineer Wins NSF Award to Find New Ways to Deliver Drugs Directly into Cells

An open door for disease fighting proteins
Mar 10, 2015

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