Health & Science

Computer model of boxy shapes put together, and a more rounded organic version of the same shape in red and green. Scientists create new living machines called xenobots in the lab.
January 16, 2020 Large Image
Understanding how the Xenobots work could help researchers understand formation of organs for regenerative medicine

Imagine miniature self-repairing living robots that could move, carry things, and work together—safely delivering drugs inside the human body or...

William Masters sitting at a table. Masters was recently selected as one of five new fellows of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) for 2020.
January 15, 2020 Large Image
William Masters at the Friedman School is one of five new Agricultural & Applied Economics Association fellows

William Masters, a professor at the Friedman School, was recently selected as one of five new fellows of the ...

A woman talking without gesturing. A Tufts professor of nutrition science and policy at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy explains how fat affects us.
January 14, 2020 Video
The lowdown on a commonly misunderstood nutrient that has surprising benefits

The Tufts video series Ever Wonder features faculty and other experts answering questions for the...

A slab of raw beef on a wooden cutting board, with springs of sage and rosemary. A nutrition science professor writes about the myths and facts of meat consumption, and ways to stay healthy, and keep the planet healthy.
January 13, 2020 Large Image
Separating fact from fiction in claims about healthy diets—and how to benefit the planet, too

More than half of Americans who make New Year’s resolutions...

JJ Stone standing with arms crossed in a lab. Not wanting to choose between a career as a researcher or a doctor, this Ph.D. student chose a veterinary path.
January 10, 2020 Large Image
Not wanting to choose between a career as a researcher or a doctor, this Ph.D. student chose a veterinary path

It’s hard to think of a profession—never mind an education—that would allow someone to study flu at the molecular level in a laboratory, work with...

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