Health & Science

painting of leaves surrounded by geometrical pattern
May 4, 2018 Large Image
A collaborative course brings art, science, and community to the table

Over the years, Silvia Bottinelli has asked her students to look at food in art—think of Cezanne’s apples and oranges and Andy Warhol’s soup cans—...

May 3, 2018 Large Image
Researchers find inflammatory response in fatty liver disease is reduced by two tryptophan metabolites from gut bacteria

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (May 3, 2018)—Researchers at Tufts University have elucidated a mechanism by which the “good” bacteria that reside in...

Jesse Shapiro holding a snack pack
April 30, 2018 Large Image
Can an engineering grad strike it big with snack foods?

After studying civil engineering and entrepreneurship as an undergraduate, and working in the life sciences and digital marketing fields, the last...

Matthias Scheutz with a robot in his lab
April 26, 2018 Large Image
A new program in human-robot interaction, the first in the country, examines everything from mechanics to ethics of robots and artificial intelligence

Imagine this: you are the first on your street to bring home a robot that helps out with chores like laundry and cleaning. But one evening, after...

April 25, 2018 Large Image
Cheesemakers could manipulate bacteria streams on certain types of cave-ripened natural rind cheese to influence flavor profiles

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (April 25, 2018)—Bacteria traveling along "fungal highways" on cheese rinds can spread more quickly and ruin quality or...