Health & Science

A bobcat is pictured in this photo taken by a wildlife camera on the campus of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.
June 11, 2021 Video
Cummings School wildlife veterinarian Chris Whittier, V97, took part in the first national mammal survey using wildlife cameras. Here’s what he found.

Wildlife cameras have soared in popularity in recent years, offering the hunters, homeowners, scientists, and wildlife watchers who invest in them...

A woman working on a large warehouse. Working unpredictable hours boosts your risk for chronic disease, and affects women more than men, says a new study by a Tufts researcher
June 10, 2021 Large Image
Working unpredictable hours boosts your risk for chronic disease, and affects women more than men, says a new study by a Tufts researcher

Irregular shift work, and to a lesser extent, night shift work, are linked to poor health, according to a new study by a Tufts researcher. That is...

Image of the Alpha SARS-CoV-2 virus. As coronavirus variants circulate worldwide, a Tufts researcher explains the mechanisms of how viruses change and why.
June 9, 2021 Large Image
As coronavirus variants circulate worldwide, a Tufts researcher explains the mechanisms of how viruses change and why it’s going to keep happening

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus pop up, and some lead to increasing infections. The main new variants—...

The dashboard view of a person driving a car while texting. In the Tell Me More podcast, Tufts experts explore the nature of attention, from the trouble with multitasking to the cost of sometimes being too focused.
June 3, 2021 Large Image
In a Tell Me More podcast, Tufts experts explore the nature of attention, from the trouble with multitasking to the costs of staying too focused

We get it: You’ve got limited time and too many things demanding your attention. We’re vying for your attention right now, when you could be...

Model airplane constructed using silk-based glue
June 3, 2021 Large Image
Silk proteins formed fibers, crosslinks, and iron complexes similar to those used by the sea creatures

If you have ever tried to chip a mussel off a seawall or a barnacle off the bottom of a boat, you will understand that we could learn a great deal...

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