Health & Science

kimchi on a plate
February 1, 2018 Large Image
Sheldon Rowan, a scientist at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts, explains

Almost everything we eat has some effect on our gut microbiomes. There’s good reason to be aware of that. We know from a dizzying number of...

woman taking meaurements of water along creek, with laptop nearby
January 31, 2018 Large Image
Launched by the Tufts Institute for the Environment, the one-year interdisciplinary master’s program begins in September

The Tufts Institute of the Environment has launched an innovative master’s degree program to prepare students to take the lead solving complex...

Qausarat Ogunneye at Tufts medical school
January 29, 2018 Large Image
A program brings UMass Boston students to campus to shadow Tufts medical students, scientists, and physicians

Each January, some two dozen University of Massachusetts Boston undergraduates spend three weeks at Tufts School of Medicine, shadowing medical...

Sheldon Krimsky at Tufts
January 26, 2018 Large Image
A Tufts expert discusses whether direct-to-consumer genetics testing kits really work, their privacy risks, and potential surprises

For my family this past holiday season, the most heated discussion was not generated from the usual suspects (politics or sibling dynamics), but...

January 23, 2018 Large Image

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Jan. 23, 2018)—A team of chemical and biological engineers has developed highly selective membrane filters that could...