Health & Science

Image of child holding two balls. Center of image is blurred, which is what happens when people get AMD.
May 15, 2017 Large Image

BOSTON (May 15, 2017, 3 pm EDT)—A study in mice finds that development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) could be arrested by switching...

illustration of water pipes and faucet
May 12, 2017 Large Image
Heavy storms can overwhelm older sewer systems, causing a spike in sewage-borne bacterial and viral infections

In older U.S. cities, heavy rainfall doesn’t just flood basements. It can also send a wave of dangerous pathogens into municipal water sources....

Athena Papas at Tufts
May 11, 2017 Large Image
Athena Papas has secured dozens of grants for groundbreaking research, helped launch countless life-changing medications and mentored generations of colleagues

One morning last summer, Athena Papas welcomed her first patient of the day at the Rubenstein Oral Medicine Clinic. The patient was a 20-year-old...

May 11, 2017
The Department of Integrative Physiology and Pathobiology's Museum School retreat

An interdisciplinary group of some 50 faculty and postdoctoral fellows recently attended the annual research retreat of the Department of...

May 10, 2017 Large Image
Research led by Tufts University chemist sees ice crystal formation in new light

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (May 10, 2017) – More than 400 years ago, renowned mathematician and scientist Johannes Kepler speculated about the...