Health & Science

A dentist takes a tooth print of a preteen girl. Tooth prints are as unique as fingerprints, and can help identify victims of a disaster, accident, or crime—that’s why School of Dental Medicine alum David Harte helped make them part of child ID kits.
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Tooth prints are now part of Child Identification Program kits, thanks to Tufts alum David Harte

Twenty years ago, Massachusetts dentist and Mason David Harte, A75, D78, watched as his preteen daughter Kimberly chomped down on a thin plastic...

A surgeon in scrubs uses a drill to work on a 3D printed replica of a dog’s spine. Cummings School veterinarians and students tap 3-D printing to better prepare for surgery and practice clinical skills.
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Cummings School veterinarians and students tap 3D printing to better prepare for operations and practice clinical skills

Oscar the French bulldog was so agile when he was a puppy that his owners joked that he was part cat. “He’d leap up on the couch and walk across...

Illustration of a kombucha bottle. Health-Ade Kombucha rose from home-brewed baldness cure to more than $1 million in monthly sales
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How Health-Ade Kombucha rose from home-brewed baldness cure to more than $1 million in monthly sales

In 2011, Daina Trout, N07, MG07, was a budding entrepreneur with $600 and a closet full of fermented tea. Today, she’s at the helm of...

Minmen Yen, founding CEO of PhagePro, poses for a photo. Minmin Yen’s company harnesses bacteria-killing viruses to save lives and boost local health systems
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Minmin Yen’s company harnesses bacteria-killing viruses to save lives and boost local health systems

Cholera remains a major public health problem in many low- and middle-income countries. According to the World Health Organization, at least 120,...

A huge forest fire threatens homes in Portugal. Paul Summergrad, professor of psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine, explains how people react physically and mentally to harrowing events.
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As climate change brings more natural disasters, more people will have to cope with traumatic stress

The California wildfires that have burned thousands of acres and driven hundreds of thousands of people from their homes this fall have left many...

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