Health & Science

Ayse Asatekin in her lab
October 29, 2014 Large Image
Tufts engineer Ayse Asatekin looks to a 'polymer necklace' to create energy-saving water filtration systems

Fracking for oil and gas is a dirty business. The process uses millions of gallons of water laced with chemicals and sand. Most of the...

October 29, 2014

NORTH GRAFTON, Mass.—Developing resiliency has important benefits for children, especially those from military families faced...

men trying on Ebola hazard suits
October 27, 2014 Large Image
Fear of a U.S. outbreak is distracting us from the real need to control the disease in West Africa, says sociologist of epidemics

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which began in December 2013, has touched off widespread anxiety in the United States after a Liberian man who...

kale and other leafy vegetables
October 24, 2014
Found in dark green leafy vegetables, it has also been shown to lower risk of age-related macular degeneration

Researchers have known for a while that getting enough lutein in your diet seems to be a good thing for eye health; people who consume more of...

a mother holds her baby's tiny hand
October 24, 2014 Large Image
Hormone studies in rodent mothers could lead to better treatments for postpartum depression in humans

Caring for a new baby can be fraught with difficulty—even more so for a mom living with stressful family dynamics or other uncertainties. Now a...