Health & Science

Cropland in the U.S.
July 22, 2016 Large Image
New model suggests that vegetarian diet with dairy products could feed the greatest number of people when compared to other diets

BOSTON (July 22, 2016)—A new “food-print” model that measures the per-person land requirements of different diets suggests that...

timed exposure of fireflies lighting up a landscape
July 21, 2016 Large Image
Sara Lewis tells of the courtship rituals—and deceits—of lightning bugs, and explains why we need to protect their habitat

Enthralled by nature as a child, Sara Lewis knew by the time she was 8 years old that she wanted to be a biologist. After graduating from...

dairy owner and cows in barn
July 20, 2016 Large Image
Against the odds, a family dairy is fighting to innovate and grow with the help of a Tufts vet

One day last fall, Eugene White was standing inside a barn in Woodstock, Connecticut, observing a small group of heifers that would soon give...

July 19, 2016 Large Image
A large-scale meta-analysis finds consumption of unsaturated fats in place of either saturated fats or carbohydrates could aid in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes

BOSTON (July 19, 2016)—Eating more unsaturated fats, especially polyunsaturated fats, in place of either dietary carbohydrate or...

young woman looking up
July 18, 2016 Video
Our ability to see depends on a mechanical process not unlike the one a digital camera uses

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