Tufts In the News

Sep 25, 2017

Science News
A study from the Department of Biology and Allen Discovery Center determined the brain influences muscle and nerve development long before controlling movement or other behaviors. The researchers were also able to detect birth defects, indicating therapeutic applications. Biology Professor Michael Levin and postdoctoral scholar Celia Herrera-Rincon are both quoted about their work. 

 

Sep 23, 2017

US News and World Report
Biology Professor Elizabeth Crone coauthored a study that found western North American Monarch butterflies are in greater danger of becoming extinct compared to their eastern counterparts. 

Sep 20, 2017

The Guardian
Sheldon Krimsky, professor at Tufts Department of Urban & Environmental Policy and Planning, comments on President Trump's appointment of Michael Dourson to lead the EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.

 

 

Sep 7, 2017
Smithsonian Magazine
Biology Professor Michael Romero comments on a study of the link between mouse lemurs' response to stress and their survival.

 

Aug 22, 2017

WGBH News
Steven Chapra
, professor of environmental engineering, was the lead author of a study that showed the northeast region will experience the "greatest spike" in cyanobateria, or toxic algae. This is due to higher levels of nutrients like nitrogen in the water, because of warmer climates and the growth of population, industry and architecture. 
 

Aug 21, 2017
New York Times
Associate Professor of Sociology Sarah Sobieraj is quoted in this article on the apparent normalization of ideas that were once widely thought to be outside the realm of acceptable behavior and speech.

 

Aug 17, 2017
National Public Radio
Mathematics Professor Moon Duchin is combating gerrymandering with geometry.

 

Aug 17, 2017

The Economist
Economics Professor Margaret McMillan collaborated on a study following unique economic development models of African countries.

Aug 10, 2017

Tufts University is among the top institutions in the world for influencing innovation, according to an analysis published as a supplement to Nature, a leading science journal.

Jul 24, 2017
The Atlantic
Economics Assistant Professor Kelsey Jack is quoted in this article about the concept of paying low-income villagers to refrain from chopping down trees in an effort to stop deforestation.

 

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