Health & Science

A man standing outdoors. We must act now on climate change even amid uncertainty, says Tufts civil and environmental engineer Jonathan Lamontagne, because the potential consequences of inaction are so severe.
December 2, 2019 Large Image
We must take action now even amid uncertainty, says a Tufts engineer, because the potential consequences of inaction are so severe

What will the planet look like if climate change continues unabated? Experts have weighed in on consequences that include more destructive storms...

A dentist and an engineer interact with two children. A pediatric dentist from the Tufts School of Dental Medicine and an engineer with the Tufts Gordon Institute are reinventing the pacifier.
November 22, 2019 Large Image
How a pediatric dentist from the School of Dental Medicine and an engineer with the Tufts Gordon Institute are reinventing the pacifier

As pacifiers go, Smilo brand binkies have pizzazz. They come in fun patterns such as Fourth of July stars and stripes, psychedelic tie-dye, and...

A bowl of sugar cubes and a bowl of granulated sugar sit on a table. The sugar known as tagatose is said to be safe for diabetics, among other benefits, but it has been difficult to manufacture. Tufts researchers hope to change that. Photo: ingimage
November 21, 2019 Large Image
Biomanufacturing can speed production of a low-glycemic sweetener—and may unlock its commercial potential, Tufts researchers say

Imagine a sugar that has only 38 percent of the calories of traditional table sugar, is safe for diabetics, and will not cause cavities. Now add...

Suvie is a robot that refrigerates and cooks dinner.
November 21, 2019 Large Image
Meet Suvie, a smart appliance that acts as both a refrigerator and cooker

Robin Liss, A06, wants to revolutionize the way we make meals. She is the CEO and cofounder of the startup behind Suvie, a smart kitchen robot...

Fletcher alum Andrew Rasca reads a manuscript at a table. Fletcher alum Andrea Rasca promotes a return to real food through his urban markets
November 21, 2019 Large Image
Fletcher alum Andrea Rasca promotes a return to real food through his urban markets

Italian entrepreneur Andrea Rasca, F02, who helped establish the world-famous Eataly food halls in Japan, is bringing a new style of organic...

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