Health & Science

High resolution silk wrinkle pattern triggered by heating and cooling
October 7, 2019 Large Image
Scientists engineer on-demand high resolution wrinkling for reversible printing and thermal regulation

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (October 7, 2019)—Researchers at Tufts University School of Engineering have developed silk materials that can wrinkle...

Two women standing outdoors. Tufts School of Medicine is preparing future doctors to approach end-of-life talks with expertise and grace.
October 4, 2019 Large Image
Tufts School of Medicine is preparing future doctors to approach end-of-life talks with expertise and grace

The stroke had left Dakota, a sixty-three-year-old homemaker, in a persistent vegetative state, dependent on a ventilator and feeding tube. At...

Man speaking at a podium. Whether by choice or conscription, hundreds of Tufts University School of Medicine graduates have served with the U.S. Armed Forces over the school’s 126-year history.
October 4, 2019 Large Image
Five Tufts University School of Medicine graduates reflect on their military service

Whether by choice or conscription, hundreds of Tufts University School of Medicine graduates have served with the U.S. Armed Forces over the...

Brain tumor cells grow on 3D silk fiber/ECM matrix
October 4, 2019 Large Image
Use of brain-like extracellular matrix allows cell growth and treatment to more closely replicate physiological response

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE and BOSTON, Mass. (October 4, 2019)—A team of Tufts University-led researchers has developed three-dimensional (3D) human...

Avatars of students interviewing the standardized patient in the virtual reality platform Second Life.
October 3, 2019 Large Image
A new study says a simulated educational experience has the potential to enable convenient and effective interprofessional education in palliative care for health professions students

BOSTON (Oct. 3, 2019)—A virtual world may be a feasible learning platform for bringing together students from different healthcare professions and...

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