Health & Science

illustration of teeth and eyes and lab bottle
October 5, 2015 Large Image
Tufts researchers find that cells from dental pulp could be used to treat the sight-stealing disease

More than 15 million Americans suffer from age-related macular degeneration, a disease that can rob patients of their sight. It starts slowly....

Yasmin Altwaijri , N96, N02
October 1, 2015 Large Image
Yasmin Altwaijri, N96, N02, is blazing a trail for epidemiology and for Saudi women in science

In 2009, Yasmin Altwaijri, the head of epidemiology at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center in Riyadh, set out with her...

September 28, 2015
Getting enough shut-eye appears to promote healthier food choices

The research is pretty clear—people who regularly get enough sleep have healthier body weights than those who skimp on shut-eye. Whether that is...

September 23, 2015 Large Image
High resolution, scalability for engineering tissue scaffolds and implants

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (September 23, 2015) -- Tufts University biomedical engineers are using low-energy, ultrafast laser technology to make...

Vitamin D supplements
September 16, 2015 Large Image
Vitamin study outlines risks for joints, but not everyone should take supplements, nutrition researcher says

People who are lacking in vitamin D could be doubling their risk for progressive osteoarthritis, the cartilage-eroding joint disease that with age...