Health & Science

A high tech bandage with electronics embedded in it on a person’s arm. On the 100th anniversary of the Band-Aid, Tufts engineer Sameer Sonkusale is working to make “smart” bandages
June 29, 2020 Video
On the 100th anniversary of the Band-Aid, Tufts engineer Sameer Sonkusale is working to make “smart” bandages

The science of wound healing goes back to earliest records of civilization. Clay tablets dating back to 2200 BC describe the “three healing...

The first photo of a black hole, taken in 2019, shows light bending around a black hole that is 6.5 billion times larger than the sun.
June 29, 2020 Large Image
A Tufts theoretical cosmologist explains how large black holes really are and what the point of no return means

Black holes are among the most fascinating phenomena of outer space, and we're learning more about them all the time. Just last week, a group of...

Sean Harrington wearing a Tufts pullover on a beach. Harrington managed the software team for the Patriots, and now he’s got a startup focused on nutrition for top athletes
June 22, 2020 Large Image
Sean Harrington, A14, managed the software team for the Patriots, and now he’s got a startup focused on nutrition for top athletes

“Young Innovators” is an occasional series showcasing Tufts students and alumni who are turning opportunities and ideas into new and original...

Caroline Genco, Tufts’ vice provost for research, talks with a postdoctoral student in her lab before the pandemic. Researchers across Tufts are pivoting to fight the coronavirus.
June 18, 2020 Large Image
Scientists collaborate to understand the coronavirus, from how it is transmitted to the disparity of its harm

As she witnessed COVID-19 spread worldwide, Tufts Vice Provost for Research Caroline Genco knew that it would take scientists in all sorts of...

“We know the eastern equine encephalitis virus comes in three-year cycles, and this is year two,” said Cummings School Professor Sam Telford, an internationally renowned expert on diseases spread by ticks and mosquitoes. Photo: Ingimage
June 17, 2020 Large Image
The outdoors have offered an escape from the pandemic, but summer weather brings the risk of EEE and Lyme disease

With COVID-19 restrictions easing, people are spending more time at socially distanced outdoor gatherings, whether picnics in parks with friends...

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