Health & Science

June 2, 2017
New study adds to knowledge about natural forms of vitamin K in dietary sources, their appreciable presence in commonly consumed foods

BOSTON (June 2, 2017)—Vitamin K, with its multiple forms, is among the lesser known nutrients. Now, new research from scientists at the Jean Mayer...

Child reads aloud to therapy dog. (Tufts University)
May 31, 2017 Large Image

GRAFTON, Mass. (May 31, 2017)—Second-grade students who read aloud to dogs in an afterschool program demonstrated improved attitudes about reading...

Boy Scout badge for healthy eating
May 30, 2017
Boy Scout troops strive for healthier habits—and a new badge

Boys in matching kerchiefs and caps cluster around a snack table. Their uniforms might be reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell painting, but this is...

May 26, 2017 Large Image
Drugs already approved for other uses in people help frogs survive deadly E. coli by changing their cells’ electrical charge

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (May 26, 2017, 5 a.m. EDT)—Changing the natural electrical signaling that exists in cells outside the nervous system can...

Five-year-old girl gets help with technology to allow her to grip toy tea set
May 25, 2017 Large Image
Occupational therapy and engineering students collaborate with people with disabilities to create assistive technologies that improve lives

Five-year-old Harper loved the dollhouse at her kindergarten, but a spinal cord injury at birth prevented her from being able to grasp and move...