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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, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life.

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The new system generally gives higher scores to fruits, vegetables and minimally processed foods. RapidEye/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Parsing which foods are healthy and which are less so isn’t always straightforward – a new rating system aims to demystify the process

The Food Compass system scores foods based on variables like the amounts of refined grains and sugars, processing and healthful ingredients. People who ate better-scoring foods had better overall health.
People buy produce at a wholesale market in Nakuru, Kenya, on Dec. 24, 2022. James Wakibia/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Installing solar-powered refrigerators in developing countries is an effective way to reduce hunger and slow climate change

Many developing nations have little cold storage and lose much of their perishable food before it gets to markets. Climate-friendly refrigeration can provide huge environmental and social benefits.
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy went to the White House during a surprise visit to the U.S. in December 2022. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

US military spending in Ukraine reached nearly $50 billion in 2022 – but no amount of money alone is enough to end the war

The US is giving record-high amounts of money to Ukraine, signaling it is invested in this war for the long run – a political science scholar explains 3 important things to know.
Certaines bactéries (amas de cellules rose vif, entourées de cellules sanguines magenta, plus grosses) peuvent être à l'origine d'infections mortelles, soit directement, soit en déclenchant une réaction immunitaire excessive. Scharvik/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Maladies infectieuses : de nouveaux résultats éclairent les mécanismes de la septicémie

Une réponse immunitaire excessive peut s’avérer mortelle. De nouveaux travaux décryptent les mécanismes à l’œuvre dans ces réactions incontrôlées, révélant de nouvelles cibles thérapeutiques.
Votes aplenty in 2023. smartboy10 via Getty Images

5 elections to watch in 2023 – what’s at stake as millions head to the ballot box around the globe

Zimbabwe, Turkey, Argentina, Pakistan and Nigeria all have presidential or general elections in 2023.
Bacteria (clusters of light pink, surrounded by larger magenta blood cells) can cause deadly infections, but overreactive immune responses can deliver the lethal blow. Scharvik/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Sepsis is one of the most expensive medical conditions in the world – new research clarifies how it can lead to cell death

An overactive immune response to infection can be deadly. Studying how one key player called tumor necrosis factor, or TNF, induces lethal immune responses could provide new treatment targets.
Around the world 55 million people live with dementia. Researchers are still looking for answers on what causes it and how to treat it. Science Photo Library/Alamy Stock Photo

Unlocking new clues to how dementia and Alzheimer’s work in the brain – Uncharted Brain podcast series

The world’s longest running cohort study reveals risk factors for dementia. Families of athletes with early-onset dementia tell their stories. Could viruses cause Alzheimer’s? Listen to the Uncharted Brain: Decoding Dementia podcast series.
Los países en desarrollo piden más financiación y cambios en el Banco Mundial. Sean Gallup / Getty Images

Cuatro señales de progreso en la cumbre de la ONU sobre el cambio climático

Los temas más importantes de la COP27 tienen que ver con la financiación de los países con bajos ingresos afectados por el cambio climático. Una antigua directiva del Banco Mundial describe algunos signos prometedores que ha empezado a ver.
Developing countries are calling for more funding and for changes at the World Bank. Sean Gallup/Getty Images

4 signs of progress at the UN climate change summit

The biggest issues at COP27 involve financing for low-income countries hit hard by climate change. A former World Bank official describes some promising signs she’s starting to see.
The Supreme Court is deciding a case on whether, and how, universities may consider an applicant’s race when making admissions decisions. AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

What is affirmative action, anyway? 4 essential reads

Scholars explain what affirmative action is – and isn’t – as well as what its effects are, and why, among others, the military has supported it for decades.

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