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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

Single Atom Alloy Platinum-Copper Catalysts Cut Costs, Boost Green Technology

New generation of catalysts demonstrated for selective hydrogenation of butadiene
Oct 9, 2015

Brain Power on the Battlefield

Just when we need smart military leaders, a study by a Fletcher School student and professor shows we might not be getting the best and brightest
Oct 9, 2015

Tufts Biophysicist Receives NIH New Innovator Award for Ebola Research

James Munro of Tufts University School of Medicine receives NIH High-Risk, High-Reward New Innovator award
Oct 6, 2015

Artificial Intelligence Uncovers Clues to Why Embryos Develop Abnormally

Melanoma-like cells in tadpoles may mimic variability in human responses to cancer stimuli
Oct 6, 2015

Disease Detector

Tufts researchers use artificial intelligence to explain why some cells deviate from normal developmentā€”a finding that could lead to better diagnosis and treatment
Oct 6, 2015

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