Health & Science

Kenya Barris
March 15, 2017 Large Image
Film and TV writer and producer is among seven honorary degree recipients

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (March 15, 2017) – Award-winning television writer, creator, director, showrunner, executive producer, and feature film...

illustration of old-fashioned bug spray ad
March 8, 2017 Large Image
David Malarkey, V89, tracks down carcinogens and other dangerous substances through his work at the NIH’s National Toxicology Program

Sitting on a bookshelf in David Malarkey’s third-floor office is a collection of 1950s-era brochures touting the benefits of wondrous new...

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...

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-...

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...