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  • Bioinspired process makes materials that are light, robust and programmable at nano- to macro-scale February 27, 2017
    Ultralight web of silk nano fibers withstands load 4,000 times its weightMEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (February 27, 2017) -- Researchers at Tufts University's School of Engineering have developed a new bioinspired technique that transforms silk protein into complex materials that are easily programmable at the nano-, micro- and macro-scales as well as ultralight and robust. Among the […]
  • Memorial Service for Prof. Tim Edgar Is March 4 February 27, 2017
    Medical school faculty member was internationally known for his work in health communicationA memorial service and reception celebrating the life of Timothy Edgar, a professor of public health and community service at Tufts School of Medicine, will be held this Saturday, March 4, starting at 1 p.m. in the Arthur M. Sackler Center for Medical […]
  • Could community-based “Change Clubs” improve heart health in black women? February 27, 2017
    A new study suggests that civic engagement, in the form of community-based “Change Clubs,” engages Black/African American women to address nutrition and exercise concerns in their community and motivates them to change their individual behaviors, which may improve heart health.
  • A Flesh-Eating Parasite Returns to Florida February 27, 2017
    After being banished 50 years ago, screwworms invade the Keys and threaten an endangered species of deerA flesh-eating parasite that has re-emerged in the United States after more than a half-century has killed a fifth of the endangered Key deer on the Florida Keys since last fall. In January, a stray dog near Miami was […]