Health & Science

mother talking with daughter
October 4, 2017 Large Image
The best way to confront the epidemic is to be upfront with children and not shy away from difficult questions, Tufts professor says

By now, most people are aware of the enormity of the opioid epidemic. In 2015, over 33,000 Americans died from an...

roasted pumpkin
October 3, 2017 Large Image
Lisa Freeman, J86, V91, N96, head of the veterinary nutrition service at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, fills us in

I hear from owners—and vets—all the time that they’ve added pumpkin to a dog or cat’s diet to increase the fiber. Dog and cats don’t require any...

man looking at wall with shadows of hands reaching out for him
October 2, 2017 Large Image
Researchers find underlying neurological mechanism for mediating fear response

A toddler may reach for a honeybee buzzing around a bright flower—but a child that has previously been stung by a bee may shrink from the insect....

example of imaging of a cancer cell
September 26, 2017 Large Image
A patented new technique discovered by Tufts engineers speeds up imaging of biological specimens and high-tech materials

Tufts researchers have discovered a new, faster way to image materials at the nano level, an advance that could speed the detection of cancer and...

Research in frogs shows that the brain shapes normal development very early in embryogenesis.
September 25, 2017 Large Image
Scientists demonstrate, and then rescue, muscle and nerve defects caused by removing brains of day-old frog embryos; reveal earliest known example of brain-body interface

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Sept. 25, 2017) —The brain plays an active and essential role much earlier than previously thought, according to new...