August 2008

Picking Up the Scent

A next-generation artificial nose developed by Tufts neuroscientists uses DNA to detect odors, and possible applications run the gamut from medical to commercial to defense

Attacking Avian Flu

Tufts researchers in Indonesia lead the way training community surveillance and response teams to the potential pandemic


Dental School expert warns against the health risks of oral piercing

Green Diplomacy

Cross-border “peace parks” are cooling hot spots as they conserve ecosystems

Is There a Veterinarian in the House?

Study predicts a shortage in New England of vets, who add some $3.3 billion to the regional economy

A Life in Service

Erling Johansen, D49, was Tufts’ longest-serving dental dean

Good Neighbors and Better Lives

Does the neighborhood you live in affect who you are and what you become?


Virtuous CIRCLE

Civic study group joins forces with Tisch College to study political behavior of young people

Going Green

Money raised by the Tufts community will fund clean energy on campus and in low-income communities

Heat Waves and Infectious Diseases

A newly refined model shows how climate change can affect outbreaks

Watching What We Breathe

Impact of highway pollution on Boston-area neighborhoods, including Somerville and Chinatown, is focus of new research

A New Route to High Blood Pressure

Hypertension can be caused by abnormalities in blood vessels, researchers find, leading to possibility for new treatments

Building Block Identified for Brain Connections

Researchers find key role for a specialized protein in assembly of neuronal synapses associated with Alzheimer’s

Carbon Debt

Researchers say that if unchecked, carbon emissions will cost trillions of dollars annually by the end of the century