Winter 2018


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Tufts Nutrition Top 10

How climate change will affect agriculture and nutrition at home and abroad.

Remaking Main Streets

Graduates are making their communities healthier by changing the built environment.

Counter Culture

How Tufts scientists are working to transform what kids eat in restaurants.

Called to Serve

They wanted to do something good for the world. It became the foundation for a career.

Paying Bonuses to Improve Nutrition

Can a strategy from the business world help solve public health problems?

The Iron Paradox

The hunt for a safer supplement for developing countries and older adults.

Another Breakfast Benefit

A hearty morning meal is linked to healthier arteries.

Carb-Ranking Controversy

How useful is the Glycemic Index?

Collaborating for a Cure

Studying a mysterious heart condition in cats and humans is a team effort.

How to Pass a Soda Tax That Sticks

Getting the message right is important.

Brain Health Breakthrough

A common infection is linked to Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Spending Smarter

Teaching kids to make better snack choices with their own pocket money.

A Surprising Source of Vitamin K

Researchers find dairy foods contain significant amounts of the micronutrient.

Introducing Brighter World

With the launch of the largest fund-raising initiative in its history, Tufts University is enhancing its ability to tackle the globe’s toughest challenges.

Just 48 Minutes a Week

Physical activity cuts risk of mobility problems.


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Mar 19, 2018Tufts Offers New Data Science Degree

The bachelor’s program starting this fall offers training for students in rapidly growing fieldA n...

Mar 16, 2018Tufts Alum Named to Inaugural Class of Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Afghan native Abuzar Royesh, A16, receives funding for graduate degree at Stanford, hoping to reform...

Mar 15, 2018The Spillover Effect

Tracking the origins of influenza and other infectious diseases in the animals around usIn the early...

Toward a Healthier Navajo Nation

Food deserts are one barrier to eating well.

A Strategy for Change

The Friedman School's roadmap for addressing the nutrition crisis.

Fighting Alzheimer’s with Nutrition and Diet

A good diet—and positive sleep habits, stress management, and cognitive activities—help disease prevention, expert tells Tufts audience.

Why Humanitarian Aid Matters

3 questions with Gregory Gottlieb.

Jump-Starting Entrepreneurship

A message from the dean of the Friedman School.

The Wisest Investment You Can Make

A message from the acting director of the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging.