Health & Science

Nathan Ward at Tufts
March 30, 2017 Large Image
Cognitive psychologist Nathan Ward studies what goes on in our brains when we try to do two or more things at once

Multitasking has been blamed for everything from lowering your IQ and damaging your brain to creating distracted drivers who cause fatalities.  ...

dog with wheels for support of back legs
March 29, 2017 Large Image
Human patients could benefit from a study that's underway in dogs with a fatal paralytic disease

A gene-silencing therapy under development for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is being tested at Tufts in dogs with degenerative...

Danielle Nierenberg
March 22, 2017 Large Image
Danielle Nierenberg, N01, founder of Food Tank, forges unlikely alliances in an effort to feed the world. She brings her cause to Tufts on April 1

Danielle Nierenberg, N01, could see smart ways that we could feed the hungry, fight obesity and still preserve the environment. She just needed a...

medical students celebrating their residency match notices
March 21, 2017 Large Image
Match Day 2017 found some Tufts medical students happily planning solo trips across the country, and some couples breathing a sigh of relief because they’ll be able to stay together

For fourth-year medical students Bryan Walker and Ali McFarland, the approach of Match Day on March 17 was nerve-wracking. It is the same for...

Stanley Gershoff in 1990
March 17, 2017 Large Image
He was an early adopter of the idea that research could drive policy to help people

Stanley N. Gershoff, the first dean of the nutrition school at Tufts and the matchmaker behind its unique marriage of science and policy for the...

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