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  • My Robot, My Friend? April 26, 2018
    A new program in human-robot interaction, the first the country, examines everything from mechanics to ethics of robots and artificial intelligenceImagine this: you are the first on your street to bring home a robot that helps out with chores like laundry and cleaning. But one evening, after eating alone, you feel a pressing need to […]
  • Fungal highways on cheese rinds influence food safety, ripeness April 25, 2018
    Cheesemakers could manipulate bacteria streams on certain types of cave-ripened natural rind cheese to influence flavor profilesMEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (April 25, 2018)—Bacteria traveling along "fungal highways" on cheese rinds can spread more quickly and ruin quality or cause foodborne illnesses, but cheesemakers could manipulate the same highways to help cheese mature faster and taste better, according […]
  • Groups in five communities receive grants from Tufts University employee fund April 25, 2018
    MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (April 25, 2018) – Thirty-six local community organizations in five communities have been awarded nearly $21,000 in grants from the Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund (TNSF). The TNSF collects donations from faculty and staff at Tufts University throughout the year and then awards small grants to community-based, charitable organizations that serve Tufts’ host communities. […]
  • Worried about Your Horse’s Nutrition? April 25, 2018
    There’s going to be an app for that, if two Cummings students have their wayHow do you build a successful app? For two veterinary students, the starting point is this: give horse owners what they need. Lauren Ungar, V19, and Mary Davis, V19, are developing an app, Nutracheck Equine, to help owners keep horses healthy by making the best […]