Health & Science

a pot of tomato sauce and tomoatoes on a vine
February 28, 2019 Large Image
A study finds that in mice, lycopene in tomatoes reduced fatty liver disease, inflammation, and liver cancer development caused by high-fat diets

In the fight against cancer, there is a surprising tool in the arsenal: the food we eat. That’s because some nutrients in food have been found to...

a dog getting an activity tracker put on its collar
February 14, 2019 Large Image
Deborah Linder, V09, SK16, head of the Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals, explains

There are countless gadgets available these days for people to track everything from our heart rate to our stress levels. So perhaps it’s no...

person with stethoscope around neck talking with another person in medical setting
February 14, 2019 Large Image
Tufts Student Health Service staff develop protocol to help other colleges provide HIV prevention with daily medication

Approximately 40,000 new HIV cases are diagnosed every year in the U.S., and many are in adolescents and young adults. HIV specialists are hopeful...

single atoms of palladium visible on a copper surface
February 8, 2019 Large Image
Charles Sykes and Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos share the American Chemical Society Catalysis Lectureship for their groundbreaking research

We often use the word “catalyst” in conversation to point to something small that can have an enormous impact, sparking a movement, a...

Graphic of increase in cardiovascular hospitalizations after Hurricane Katrina's landfall in Orleans Parish.
January 31, 2019 Large Image
Increase in hospitalization rates lasted more than a month; higher among older black population compared to older white population

BOSTON (Jan. 31, 2019)—Natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornados, and hurricanes are generally described in terms of wind speed, land...

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