Health & Science

Melissa Orkin, AG08, AG12, and Leandra Elion, both lecturers with the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts.
July 21, 2021 Large Image
Two Tufts lecturers partnered with the Department of Education to create and establish state-wide guidelines for screening young children for dyslexia

Dyslexia, the general term that describes difficulty with accurate and/or fluent reading, is the most common type of learning disability. Until...

A person holds a dog's paw in their hand
July 15, 2021 Large Image
The Pet Loss Support Hotline at Cummings School continues to provide a sympathetic ear to pet owners in need of emotional support

“Hello, my name is Dana. I’m calling because my dog died a few days ago, and I'm devastated. His name was Dax, he was 16 years old, and he was...

Whole-grain breads and other whole-grain food products.
July 13, 2021 Large Image
Study in middle- to older-aged adults suggests whole grains may protect against heart disease

Middle- to older-aged adults who ate at least three servings of whole grains daily had smaller increases in waist size, blood pressure, and blood...

A Zoom screen with 10 people. Biology professor Michael Levin keeps a passion for science alive in high school students by bringing them together to practice presenting research
July 9, 2021 Large Image
Biology professor Michael Levin brings together young students he mentors across the U.S. and Canada

When Nina Ferenc was a sophomore in high school in Virginia, she was casting about for ideas for a science fair project. She’d just read an...

Five people pose outside the Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center in Chinatown.
July 2, 2021 Large Image
Student volunteers see health literacy as one antidote to Asian American health disparities

Early in the pandemic, as researchers and medical professionals scrambled to learn more about the new virus, non-scientists had trouble finding...