Health & Science

An X-ray of a dog showing two squiggly lines—the thin pieces of metal. Veterinarians warn pet owners to keep dogs away from masks—and urge all to properly dispose of used face coverings
November 23, 2020 Large Image
Veterinarians warn pet owners to keep dogs away from masks—and urge all to properly dispose of used face coverings

Betsy Kehoe is not sure how King, her 2-year-old Labrador retriever, managed to eat two face masks sometime in mid-October. The dog is always...

Mouse hippocampal neuron expressing a green fluorescence protein (GFP, yellow) making synaptic contacts with other neurons in cultures stained for microtubule associated protein 2B (MAP2B, magenta)
November 18, 2020 Large Image
Molecular mutation may be more common among African Americans with late onset Alzheimer’s, provide a possible focus for early diagnosis and targeted treatments

BOSTON (Nov. 18, 2020, 2:00 p.m. ET)—Researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine have discovered a molecular mechanism that causes a “...

Marta Gaglia, an assistant professor at Tufts School of Medicine, looks at a test tube. She studies the way viruses infiltrate cells without tripping the immune system’s alarms.
November 13, 2020 Large Image
Marta Gaglia studies the way viruses infiltrate the body without tripping the immune system’s alarms

In Spring 2020, as the world watched the novel coronavirus spread across the globe, Marta Gaglia, an assistant professor of molecular biology and...

President-elect Joe Biden. Tufts faculty weigh in on the prospects for incoming Biden administration policies and for the political future of the U.S.
November 13, 2020 Large Image
Tufts faculty weigh in on the prospects for incoming Biden administration policies and for the political future of the U.S.

As President-elect Joe Biden begins to pull together his administration, we turned to five Tufts faculty for their takes on what policies we might...

Close up of a man grinding his teeth. Dentists are seeing signs that tooth-grinding and jaw-clenching are on the rise during the pandemic.
November 10, 2020 Large Image
Why more people are grinding and clenching, and what you can do about it

If it seems like you’ve been gnashing your teeth over the woes of the world, there’s a good chance that you have been. Dentists are seeing signs...

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