Health & Science

pitcher of milk in pasture with cow looking on
February 26, 2015
Alicia Romano, N10, a registered dietitian at the Frances Stern Nutrition Center at Tufts Medical Center, says the answer is clear

Raw milk is milk that has not undergone pasteurization, the bacteria-killing heat treatment designed to reduce human pathogens and increase shelf...

illustration of woman choosing snacks to eat
February 25, 2015
Study suggests that people with a genetic predisposition to obesity might decrease their odds of it by consuming less saturated fat

Limiting saturated fat could help people whose genetic makeup increases their chance of being obese. Researchers the Jean Mayer USDA Human...

illustration of cloud made up of teeth
February 25, 2015
Business plan competition winner led by dental school grad hopes to use virtual visits to help those far from care

More than 49 million Americans live in areas where they have little or no access to dental care, according to the U.S. Department of Health and...

February 23, 2015
Jason Berglund, D17, spent eight weeks at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research studying how cancer spreads

What causes cancer to metastasize remains a mystery. That’s why, this past summer, Jason Berglund, D17, investigated how pressure changes inside...

photo of large bird healing cage building
February 23, 2015 Large Image
The Shalin Liu Healing Cage doubles Cummings School’s capacity to treat birds and return them to the wild quickly

The small crowd grew silent as the red-tailed hawk emerged from its carrier, shook its russet feathers and soared into the bright afternoon sky,...