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.
Two Tufts science groups are competing in STAT’s best innovations in biomedicine competition—and you can vote now.
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.
In a study published in mBio and featured in the New York Times, Benjamin Wolfe, Eileen Fox Aptman and Lowell Aptman Assistant Professor, and a team of researchers offer the first detailed view of how a fungus transforms into a mold safe for food production in as few as four weeks.
Forbes ranks Tufts as one of the top research institutions for women in STEM fields.