Health & Science

Margie Skeer
February 12, 2016 Video
It has to do with the body craving a biological reward, says Tufts public health professor

The Tufts Now video series Ever Wonder features faculty and other experts answering questions...

two chickens in a year
February 12, 2016
Michele Walsh, V01, Maine’s state veterinarian, responds

The short answer is yes. All domestic poultry—whether a commercial operation in Iowa with 1,000 egg-laying hens or a single Rhode Island Red that...

February 11, 2016 Large Image
Discovery may shed light on fetal alcohol syndrome, other conditions

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, MASS. (Embargoed until 7 PM EST, Feb. 10, 2016) -- Tufts University biologists have discovered the bioelectric mechanism by...

an Ebola clinic in Guinea in 2014
February 11, 2016 Large Image
Tufts faculty help train a global workforce to halt infectious diseases like Ebola and Zika virus

The Ebola pandemic presents a pretty good argument that preparing for outbreaks of infectious disease is more effective and less expensive than...

February 10, 2016
Tufts University School of Medicine with UMass Boston encourages a more diverse physician and biomedical science workforce with intensive curriculum for pre-medical and pre-doctoral students

BOSTON (Feb. 10, 2016)—Twenty-six aspiring doctors and researchers experienced life as medical students or biomedical scientists...