Health & Science

Cynthia Duerr
February 27, 2017 Large Image
After being banished 50 years ago, screwworms invade the Keys and threaten an endangered species of deer

A flesh-eating parasite that has re-emerged in the United States after more than a half-century has killed a fifth of the endangered Key deer on...

February 27, 2017

BOSTON (Feb. 27, 2017)—Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Black/African American women in the US and more Black/African American...

Gabi Villanueva
February 24, 2017 Large Image
Treating a boisterous blue jay proves a good starting point for a veterinarian in training

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

Anna Frazier at the Foster Hospital
February 17, 2017 Large Image
The nation’s first on-the-job veterinary assistant program trains high schoolers and vet students at Tufts while delivering low-cost care

It was a Wednesday afternoon in Worcester, Massachusetts, and a busy veterinary clinic was humming, thanks in part to the efforts of a group of...

medical student and yuoung patient talking about poetry
February 16, 2017 Large Image
Medical student Jessica Evans-Wall is well-versed in caring for young patients

Nine-year-old Joy is sitting up in bed in her room at the Floating Hospital for Children, and she can’t stop laughing. She’s watching a cell phone...