Health & Science

February 27, 2017 Large Image
Ultralight web of silk nano fibers withstands load 4,000 times its weight

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (February 27, 2017) -- Researchers at Tufts University's School of Engineering have developed a new bioinspired...

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...