Health & Science

the hands of a doctor who is explaining something to a patient
August 22, 2018 Large Image
A new study finds that immigrants pay in much more for health care than they use

Some pundits and politicians grumble that immigrants are a drain on the American health-care system, but a new study found immigrants pay more...

illustration of dog with mechanical parts
August 16, 2018 Large Image
Cummings faculty capitalize on kids’ affinity for animals to foster diversity in veterinary medicine and other STEM fields

Kids love animals, and the evidence isn’t only anecdotal. Research published in the journal Developmental Psychology in 2012, for example...

an empty plate as a clock with fork and knife for hands
August 16, 2018 Large Image
Sai Das, NG02, a scientist at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts, gives the low down

Although traditional reduced-calorie diets are a science-based way to lose weight, intermittent fasting is a good alternative that studies suggest...

Michael Romero
August 13, 2018 Large Image
Biology professor Michael Romero wins a presidential award for mentoring students underrepresented in science

When Michael Romero started as an undergraduate at Swarthmore in 1984, one of only a handful of Hispanic Americans there, he was majoring in...

a person suturing a banana peel
August 9, 2018 Large Image
Kids get a taste of dental and medical school with hands-on exercises meant to mimic the real thing

The patient was bruised, and looked a little green. A long incision needed to be closed, stat.

And here I was, in my gown, mask, eye...