Health & Science

Lauren Ungar and Mary Davis, with Davis’s horse between them
April 25, 2018 Large Image
There’s going to be an app for that, if two Cummings students have their way

How do you build a successful app? For two veterinary students, the starting point is this: give horse owners what they need. Lauren Ungar, V19,...

Sarah Booth at Tufts
April 23, 2018 Large Image
Sarah Booth, new director of Tufts’ nutrition research center, knows that solid science takes commitment and collaboration

In May 2017, Sarah Booth had been interim director of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on...

lots of cut and washed kale
April 19, 2018 Large Image
Eating more green leafy vegetables may help older adults slow the decline in cognitive skills as they age

Swapping out a salad for French fries is obviously a smart choice for keeping your weight down, but it also seems to be good for your brain. A...

Infrared thermal image of mice
April 18, 2018 Large Image
Genome editing study reveals how hormone helps prevent both obesity and diabetes

BOSTON (April 18, 2018)—Revealing surprising answers to a long-standing enigma about the brain target of the anti-obesity hormone leptin,...

teenage girl looking at a smartphone
April 17, 2018 Large Image
A psychiatry professor sees a cause for spiking rates of teenage depression and anxiety: the rise of social media

Five years ago, I wrote a column about how parents...