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Founded in 1852, Tufts University is a nationally ranked, student-centered research university with a global perspective, a thriving life sciences enterprise and deep scholarship in the arts and humanities.

Tufts, with undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, is both a research university and a liberal arts college – a unique combination that attracts students, faculty and staff who thrive in our environment of curiosity, creativity and engagement.

Tufts has campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville and Grafton, Massachusetts, and a European Center in Talloires, France, and the School of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, Fletcher School, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA), School of Medicine, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with Guyana’s president, Mohamed Irfaan Ali, Sept. 18. Pompeo is the first U.S. secretary of state to visit the tiny South American country. AFP via Getty Images

Pandemic crushes Guyana’s dreams of big oil profits as ‘resource curse’ looms over oil-producing nations

Tiny Guyana hoped to see unprecedented wealth this year as ExxonMobil's offshore wells began pumping out crude. Instead, it got a pandemic and political strife. Other oil states are struggling, too.
En la colmena, todas las abejas colaboran para mantener la salud pública – una lección para los seres humanos en la pandemia. Rachael Bonoan

Las abejas no pueden mantener la ‘sana distancia’, pero así evitan enfermarse en plena pandemia

Si bien nosotros debemos mantener muchas precauciones sanitarias ante el COVID-19, la manera en que socializamos es muy similar a la de esta especie. ¿Qué podemos aprender de ella?
An artist’s impression of antibodies (red and blue) responding to an infection with the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (purple). KTSDESIGN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY / Getty Images

Declining antibodies and immunity to COVID-19 – why the worry?

If antibody levels drop dramatically after an infection, what does that mean for immunity? An expert explains how B and T cells contribute to immunity and why antibodies don't tell the full story.
Les cellules immunitaires libèrent des protéines appelées cytokines qui alertent le reste du système immunitaire de la présence d’un virus. www.scientificanimations.com

Traiter la Covid-19 en contrant le choc immunitaire

On attribue au coronavirus la responsabilité des milliers de décès, mais c’est en fait une réaction immunitaire hyperactive qui est la cause de la mort. Un immunologiste explique.
People, some wearing masks, enjoy a walk in a park in Rome as Italy, the first nation to impose a nationwide lockdown against the coronavirus, begins to reopen – slowly. Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Exit from coronavirus lockdowns – lessons from 6 countries

It's possible to evaluate countries' readiness to lift their lockdowns, based on how well they managed the first wave of the pandemic, and how ready they are for a digital economy.
A group of refugees living on the pavement near the Cape Town Central Police Station on the first day of a national coronavirus lockdown, March 27, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. Getty/Nardus Engelbrecht/ Gallo Images

Refugees tell stories of problems – and unity – in facing the coronavirus

From getting schooling for their children through an app in the wrong language to trouble finding gloves and masks, refugees across the globe face different challenges in dealing with the coronavirus.
Young Minnesota voters cast their ballots on March 3, before the coronavirus outbreak really set in for the U.S. Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images

How to reach young voters when they’re stuck at home

Young voters are important to the continuity of democracy because voting at a young age leads to continued voting throughout life. This year more than most, they'll have a hard time getting started.

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