Health & Science

An engaged group of people stand in a semi-circle around Chef Jose Andres, who is speaking.
April 1, 2021 Large Image
Tufts and Georgetown scientists, and humanitarian José Andrés, call for a new approach to address food and nutrition inequities

In the 1960s, a national focus on hunger was essential to address major problems of undernutrition after World War II. In the 1990s, the nation...

Living robots are created for rudimentary tasks and recording information
March 31, 2021 Video
Artificial living organisms can work together in swarms and record information

Last year, a team of biologists and computer scientists from Tufts University and the University of Vermont (UVM) created novel, tiny self-healing...

March 26, 2021 Large Image
Computer model shows human economic activity can transmit and magnify climate change impact

Water scarcity is often understood as a problem for regions experiencing drought, but a new study led by Tufts University researchers finds that...

A woman’s open mouth the dental mirror inside. A Tufts dentist explains what gum recession is and how gum grafts work to remedy it.
March 25, 2021 Large Image
Irina F. Dragan, DG15, assistant professor of periodontology at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, fills us in

Gum recession can be a result of genetic factors, orthodontics, age, tobacco use, or vigorous tooth brushing. It may even happen to people who...

The campus of Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton
March 24, 2021 Large Image
Tufts University’s veterinary school aims to increase diversity among students, staff, and faculty, and by extension, the veterinary profession at large

Damian Clarke, V24, is a Black veterinary student who does not often see himself represented in veterinary medicine — a field which is about 89...