Health & Science

a crying baby
March 8, 2017 Video
As infants get older, cries can communicate more than just discomfort or hunger

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

a sick cat being examined by a veterinarian
March 6, 2017 Large Image
Chelsea Reinhard, the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Resident at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts, says here’s what cat owners need to know

Cats don’t usually catch the flu, which is what made the outbreak that sickened cats in the New York City shelter system so...

Slices of tofu
March 6, 2017 Large Image
Consuming foods rich in isoflavones, found in soy, is associated with reduced mortality in women with hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer and women not treated with endocrine therapy

BOSTON (March 6, 2017)—An epidemiological analysis of data from more than 6,000 American and Canadian women with breast cancer finds that post-...

March 3, 2017
Systemic administration of irisin increases bone formation in mice, mimicking the beneficial effects of exercise on the skeletal system

BOSTON (March 3, 2017)—Two weeks of voluntary wheel running induces higher expression of irisin—a fat-burning hormone that is released during...

Jessica Mintz
March 2, 2017 Large Image
For this career-switcher, going to veterinary school means being able to practice tangible kindness every day

In this series, students from Cummings School’s Class of 2017 tell us about the excitement, anxiety and pride of beginning their...