Health & Science

a saiga antelope in Mongolia
June 21, 2017 Large Image
A Cummings School researcher is looking to wipe out a viral illness that threatens both endangered species and the livelihoods of families in the developing world

An endangered subspecies of antelope that roamed the earth at the same time as woolly mammoths now hovers on the brink of extinction as a disease...

bowls of tofu
June 19, 2017
Soybean consumption may be beneficial for some women with breast cancer

It can be confusing to know what to eat to lower your risk of breast cancer. Research is mixed, for example, on whether women should avoid soy...

June 19, 2017 Large Image
Nationwide survey of hospitals, eldercare facilities and therapy animal organizations reveals gaps in health and safety policies

GRAFTON, Mass. (June 19, 2017)—A survey of United States hospitals, eldercare facilities and therapy animal organizations revealed their health...

baby owl in towel
June 14, 2017 Large Image
Jessica Zorge, the wildlife program assistant at Tufts Wildlife Clinic who handles calls from the public during wild baby season, responds

For starters, it’s important that you don’t rush to help every baby animal. Young animals often appear to be abandoned, but that’s usually because...

Lab work
June 13, 2017 Large Image
$100K grant from Cummings Foundation continues Tufts University's BioSeq Program, which encourages science students to think critically about genetics

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (June 13, 2017) – Tufts University's popular Bioinformatics Inquiry through Sequencing (BioSeq) program will continue to...