Health & Science

David Gelfand swimming in a pool, seen from below in the water. Tufts writers and multimedia producers share their favorite pieces of 2020.
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It may have been a bad year, but there were still good stories to tell

At the end of every year, we ask Tufts Now writers and multimedia producers to pick the favorite pieces they wrote or produced. This year...

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Tufts’ human and veterinary medical researchers collaborate to prevent and better treat cardiovascular damage in people and pets who have survived cancer

An explosion in cancer therapies over the past decade has greatly improved people’s chances of surviving cancer. There are upward of 16 million...

 woman holds a lemon to her nose. James Schwob at Tufts School of Medicine explains how COVID-19 may steal your sense of smell.
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Loss of sense of smell is a common COVID-19 symptom. A biologist explains what could be going on

COVID-19 has many symptoms, including fever, coughing, and fatigue. But one of the more distinctive signs is the loss of the ability to smell. We’...

Seasoned salmon surrounded by dill, vegetables and lemon on a wooden board.
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Small randomized trial in older adults compares benefits of the two in supplements

BOSTON (Dec. 7, 2020, 9:00 a.m. EST)...

New Yorkers wait outside an Urgent Care for Covid-19 testing. Experts at the Tufts 2020 COVID-19 Research Symposium talk about lessons learned from the pandemic.
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Germs, disinformation, and inequities are easily spread, say COVID-19 researchers

The battle is far from over, but public health professionals have already learned some valuable lessons about fighting a pandemic. Tufts...