Health & Science

A woman behind a desk interviews a patient for a clinical trial.
December 3, 2021 Large Image
New research finds that study sites with diverse personnel do a better job of recruiting volunteers from underrepresented groups

White patients are highly overrepresented in clinical trials—the studies that assess the safety and efficacy of vaccines, drugs, and other medical...

A farmer’s field, with a view of a cityscape in the background. Friedman School Professor Patrick Webb explains the challenges and solutions to achieving global food and nutrition security
November 30, 2021 Large Image
Friedman School Professor Patrick Webb explains the challenges and potential solutions to achieving global food and nutrition security

Three billion people—a third of the planet’s population—can’t afford a healthy diet. This stark number is what drives Patrick Webb, the Alexander...

A red Pac-Man shaped cellular organism seeming to bite a small green circle. Scientists create tiny multicellular organisms called xenobots that can replicate, as well as swim, heal, and record information.
November 29, 2021 Large Image
The latest version of xenobots can swim, heal, record information—and create new versions of themselves

In a remarkable development, scientists at Tufts University and the University of Vermont have created a new biological organism that can self-...

A woman held a poster with the words 'We Are Still Alive' during a candlelight vigil to honor the lost Indigenous children and survivors of residential schools on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. (Photo: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
November 17, 2021 Large Image
Danielle Lazore-Thompson, J96, shares her parents’ experience with boarding schools for Native American children and how, as an attorney, she helps her people protect their land

My Moment is an occasional series in which Tufts graduates from across the university...

Preschoolers at ABCD Head Start & Children's Services learn science while creating paper sculptures in this photo taken in 2014.
November 17, 2021 Large Image
A decade-long research-practice partnership between the Eliot-Pearson Department and ABCD Head Start has improved science education for children and professional development for teachers

A dozen years ago, professor Christine McWayne came to Tufts with a...