Health & Science

a pair of wrinkled hands
August 25, 2016 Video
Our layers of skin change as we get older—the result of genetics and environmental factors, such as exposure to sunlight

The Tufts Now video series Ever Wonder features faculty and other experts answering questions...

illustration of telomeres
August 15, 2016 Large Image
In older people, exercise seems to protect DNA defenders known as telomeres, helping prolong life

Ever notice what happens when the little plastic bit on the end of your shoelace comes off? The lace starts to fray and unravel, and soon it’s no...

mosquito on a hand
August 8, 2016 Large Image
A cattle disease spread by bodily fluids may offer clues for stemming the epidemic

As Rio de Janeiro welcomes athletes to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, concerns about the Zika virus continue to grow. The virus has spread...

August 8, 2016 Large Image
Additional efforts inside and outside the scientific community are needed to utilize genetic technologies across racial and ethnic groups

BOSTON (August 8, 2016)—A new paper from researchers from Tufts University and colleagues addresses how...

August 3, 2016 Large Image
Findings suggest fierce stomatopods assess likelihood of victory in combat by interpreting combination of signals about an opponent’s aggression, strength

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (August 3, 2016) Mantis shrimp, often brightly colored and fiercely aggressive sea creatures with outsized strength, use...