Health & Science

Student examining vials of water on table outdoors
September 18, 2014 Large Image
Graduate student research projects seek ways to help the pollinators survive in a perilous world

Honey bees don’t scare Rachael Bonoan. They can buzz her face, and she doesn’t flinch. That’s a good thing, since she spent much of the summer in...

illustration of dog with cells
September 17, 2014 Large Image
Stem cell therapy holds promise for treating many incurable diseases in pets and people

“Oh my God, come look at Bella,” Diane Joseffy heard her husband call out. “She’s actually sitting down!”

Joseffy’s yellow Labrador...

illustration of kids snacking
September 12, 2014 Large Image
Researchers quizzed Boston-area students about their eating habits, and found younger children eat healthier than older ones

American kids snack about three times a day on average, totaling about a third of their daily calorie count. But whether those snacks...

illustration of foods and money
September 12, 2014 Large Image
Companies are realizing that sustainability issues are here to stay

Prefer farmers markets to supermarket chains? Organic Vermont goat cheese to Velveeta? Then there’s a market segment with a hip...

September 9, 2014
Scientists are noted for publishing work that is most frequently cited by their colleagues

Five Tufts researchers have been named to Thomson Reuter’s 2014 list of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds. The...