Tufts in the News

Publication date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
WCVB-TV
TUSM’s Margie Skeer provides information for parents and teens on opioids in WCVB’s Chronicle program on the epidemic.
Publication date: Monday, September 25, 2017
The Conversation
Thomas Stopka, assistant professor of public health and community medicine, writes this article on the "opioid syndemic," a system of epidemics that feed off of one another, stemming from opioid abuse.
Publication date: Monday, September 25, 2017
Los Angeles Times
Dean of The Fletcher School James Stavridis is one of a number of military experts predicting how a war with North Korea would play out.
Publication date: Monday, September 25, 2017
Science News
A study from the Department of Biology and Allen Discovery Center determined the brain influences muscle and nerve development long before controlling movement or other behaviors. The researchers were also able to rescue birth defects, indicating therapeutic applications. Michael Levin and Celia Herrera-Rincon are both quoted about their work.
Publication date: Monday, September 25, 2017
Los Angeles Times
via The Conversation and Associated Press
Sociologist Paul Joseph writes this piece on how the media's portrayal of war has distanced and desensitized the public from the "human consequences" of military operations.
Publication date: Sunday, September 24, 2017
New York Times
Dean of The Fletcher School James Stavridis says "controlling President Trump seems incredibly difficult" for senior administration officials.
Publication date: Sunday, September 24, 2017
New York Times
The HNRCA's Alice Lichtenstein writes this letter to the editor in response to an article about how Western food companies are contributing to health and obesity problems in developing countries.
Publication date: Saturday, September 23, 2017
US News and World Report
Biologist Elizabeth Crone coauthored a study that found western North American monarch butterflies are in greater danger of becoming extinct compared to their eastern counterparts.
Publication date: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Boston Herald
TUSM's Natalie Nierenberg warns that damage left by Hurricane Maria could lead to a string of medical crises.
Publication date: Friday, September 22, 2017
Christian Science Monitor
Sociologist Sarah Sobieraj is quoted in this article questioning the role social media sites influence how users experience and express moral outrage.

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