Health & Science

An older N-95 face face mask, and a new one with prototyped parts. Tufts Medical Center needed more than 6,000 masks fixed fast, so Tufts students, staff, and alumni are jumping in, along with MIT and Harvard students, to make it happen
March 21, 2020 Large Image
Tufts Medical Center needed more than 6,000 masks fixed fast, so Tufts students, staff, and alumni are jumping in, along with MIT and Harvard students, to make it happen

When Tufts Medical Center received a donation of 6,095 N95 face masks this week—crucial in these times—it seemed invaluable. But then staff...

Dental student Sadaf Foroutanjazi explains to an onlooker how she used silk fiber films to provide controlled release of antibiotics in a dental laboratory experiment.
March 13, 2020 Large Image
Student projects explore its use for new treatments, products

Silk, among the most versatile of materials, has been used in products as varied as Hermés scarves, parachutes, and bicycle tires. In the lab,...

Illustration of closeup of a coronavirus, with red-topped spikes. A Cummings School expert on influenza and infectious disease shares what we might expect to see as the new coronavirus continues to spread—and how to stay safe
March 12, 2020 Large Image
A Cummings School expert on influenza and infectious disease shares what we might expect to see as the new coronavirus continues to spread—and how to stay safe

The new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in many ways is exactly the type of situation that has motivated...

A person washing hands with soap and water. An expert in hygiene answers a question of whether it’s better to wash with soap and water or an alcohol-based sanitizer.
March 12, 2020 Large Image
Marlene Wolfe, EG19, who received a Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering and conducted a systematic review of the effectiveness of handwashing practices, explains

Handwashing with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer (ABHS) is likely to be equally effective at removing and inactivating the spread...

A woman gesturing with her hands, as others sit listening. A psychology professor answers questions about concern and fear—and what we can do to help during the pandemic.
March 12, 2020 Large Image
A psychology professor answers questions about worry and fear—and what we can do to help

It’s hard to get away from the continuous news cycle about COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease that is spreading across the globe, and what...

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