Connections across industry, academia promise progress in cellular agriculture

Lab grown meat used to be something out of a science fiction movie, but Tufts has been at the forefront of progress to make it a reality. In 2021, the United States Department of Agriculture awarded Tufts a $10 million grant which helped found the Tufts University Center for Cellular Agriculture. The Center for Cellular […]


Tufts researchers lead preliminary study on new treatments for Alzheimer’s 

The path of life is a whirlwind, filled with the good, the bad and the ugly. But the memories you make along the way are what make you who you are. But somewhere down the road, you have lost that part of you, because the very memories that built your foundation have dissipated. This is […]


Nobel Prize in physics awards progress in quantum technology

The word “physics” alone is enough to make many students flinch. But quantum physics…  “It’s a crazy difficult thing to explain if you want to hang on to this idea of reality,” Peter Love, a Tufts professor of physics and computer science, said.  And most people do indeed like to stick to reality as we […]


Let’s Talk Numbers: What are vampire numbers?

Trigger warning for all vampires — look away and avoid the urge to count. Continue reading and be stuck with numbers for a while! Did you encounter a vampire this Halloween? If you missed your chance, you can still learn about vampire numbers in math. A vampire number is a number that can be written […]


Novel algorithm for matrix multiplication opens door to more efficient human-computer interactions

What do encrypted messages, recognizing speech commands and running simulations to predict the weather have in common? They all rely on matrix multiplication for accurate calculations. DeepMind, an artificial intelligence company, recently developed a faster algorithm to conduct matrix multiplications based on deep reinforcement learning. This recent auto-discovery of an efficient algorithm in mathematics by […]


U.S. surgeon general develops new framework for mental well-being in the workplace

The issue of the workplace’s impact on workers’ physical and emotional health has been a topic of discussion largely not part of the portfolio of the Office of the Surgeon General. That was the standard until a recent report was released on Oct. 20, 2022, by Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy.  The “Surgeon General’s Framework […]


Bite-Size Science: Recreational Fear Lab investigates joy of frightening activities

The fairy tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears teaches young kids about the sweet spots of life. From that favorite chair to the perfect temperature of food, sweet spots can be found everywhere. Did you know there’s a sweet spot of “just right” in our emotions as well? As Halloween rolls around, people are […]


Bite-Size Science: Citation gap for female scientists in physics highlights need for visible representation

Maybe you’ve heard about the lack of female representation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines or the gender pay gap that still lingers in many STEM fields today. However, a gender equity issue in STEM that gets talked about a lot less frequently is a phenomenon known as the citation gap.  This refers to […]


Noble Thinkers: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to three scientists

This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three pioneering scientists for their work in a remarkable new area of research. The award was given to Carolyn Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and K. Barry Sharpless. Bertozzi is the first openly gay woman to win a Nobel prize, and this is Sharpless’ second Nobel prize, […]


When baseball meets mathematics: Ruth-Aaron numbers

If you’re passionate about baseball and are familiar with the history of the sport, you may be familiar with the player Babe Ruth and his record of 714 home runs set in 1934. This record stood strong until Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run in 1974 — a historic day for baseball and an […]


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