In a Tell Me More podcast, Tufts experts explore the nature of attention, from the trouble with multitasking to the costs of staying too focused.
Biologists have discovered the gene controlling the mating preference of male European corn borer moths for the female sex pheromone.
Misfiring neurons in specific regions of the bird brain leads to stuttering patterns, and provides a model to explore treatments to restore normal speech.
Last year, a team of biologists and computer scientists from Tufts and UVM created novel, tiny self-healing biological machines from frog cells called “Xenobots." The same team has now created life forms that self-assemble a body from single cells, do not require muscle cells to move, and even demonstrate the capability of recordable memory.
Tufts Biology students publish research on leafcutter ants in peer-reviewed journal.
Researchers discover that bacteria that ripen cheese respond to the volatile gases produced by cheese fungi.
Michael Levin, Distinguished Professor, Department of Biology, is featured in this PBS NOVA documentary about new research on primitive life forms called slime molds.
Stephanie Badde is the new Stibel Family Assistant Professor of Brain and Cognitive Science in the Department of Psychology, Kasso Akochaye Okoudjou is a new professor in the Department of Mathematics, and Steve Cicala is a new assistant professor in the Department of Economics.
Jonathan Rodríguez, A21, and Cassandra Cancemi, A21, have been selected for one of the most prestigious awards in the U.S. for undergraduate students in STEM fields.
Two accomplished faculty will join Tufts in the Spring 2020 semester. Natasha Kumar Warikoo is a new professor in the Department of Sociology, and Jill VanTongeren is a new associate professor in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences.