Health & Science

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August 27, 2015 Large Image
Patients with the autoimmune disease soldier on despite fatigue, depression and cognitive issues, a Tufts study finds

Sjögren’s syndrome is a common autoimmune disease, affecting as many as 4 million Americans, 90 percent of them women. Dry mouth and dry eyes are...

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August 24, 2015 Large Image
Wildlife veterinarians work with their African partners to protect the endangered animals

Only about 900 mountain gorillas—the animals protected by Dian Fossey of Gorillas in the Mist fame—remain in the wild. But the few will...

August 19, 2015
Five-week Summer Program Supports Academic and Personal Development

BOSTON (August 19, 2015) —High school students, their families, and Tufts University School of Medicine celebrated the...

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August 18, 2015
Serving the morning meal at school slightly boosts attendance

Some research has shown that children who eat breakfast make better students—they have better test scores and are more able to focus in school,...

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August 17, 2015 Large Image
Lasers could help doctors diagnose cancer earlier and more reliably, and in a less invasive way, says Tufts biomedical engineer

It’s everyone’s worst nightmare: a lump found in a breast, a questionable polyp spotted in a routine colonoscopy. A tiny bit of diseased tissue...