Health & Science

Daniel Caron and Barry Trimmer in a biology lab. Caron discovered how some insects sense and respond to pain, and may have created a new model for scientists
March 31, 2020 Large Image
Undergrad Daniel Caron discovers how some insects sense and respond to pain, and may have created a new model for scientists

Scientists know that most organisms react to things that cause them pain, but they know more about some species than others. Take the fruit fly—it...

Heart attack chip
March 30, 2020 Large Image
The chip is capable of precisely controlling oxygen and nutrient levels, and allowing observation of cell behavior in real time

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (March 30, 2020)—Researchers led by biomedical engineers at Tufts University invented a microfluidic chip containing...

A woman being licked by her dog on her face. Pets can provide company and comfort in the face of social isolation and high anxiety
March 30, 2020 Large Image
Pets can provide company and comfort in the face of social isolation and high anxiety

The loss of our daily routines as we knew them—and the threat of more serious casualties to come from COVID-19—has put a serious emotional strain...

Robert Cerulli working in a laboratory. Cerulli was the first student from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences to present his thesis completely online.
March 27, 2020 Large Image
Robert Cerulli became an unexpected pioneer when he presented his thesis to a virtual audience

A little more than two weeks ago, Robert Cerulli, A13, M22, GBS22, turned in his thesis on peptide-based inhibitors in cancer-cell signaling. That...

Christina Pastan, director of Mind-Body Wellness at the School of Dental Medicine, sit in a meditative pose in an outdoor setting. During the coronavirus outbreak, she is offering online meditation and yoga sessions to the Tufts community.
March 26, 2020 Large Image
Online meditation sessions for the Tufts community offer a chance to calm body and mind

Just days after Tufts’ campuses emptied out and the realities of living amid the Covid-19 crisis began, a group of dental students gathered to sit...

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