Health & Science

From the lab to the real world: program to improve elderly mobility feasible in community
July 16, 2018 Large Image
Structured exercise program for older, sedentary adults is possible, safe and associated with benefits to physical and cognitive health

BOSTON (July 16, 2018)—Immobility in old age can lead to lower independence and quality of life and increased risk for falls and chronic disease....

National school food policies have potential to improve health now and later
July 9, 2018 Large Image
Modeling study estimates impact of policies targeting fruits and vegetables and sugary drinks in schools on health outcomes for children and adults

BOSTON (July 9, 2018)—Providing free fruits and vegetables and limiting sugary drinks in schools could have positive health effects in both the...

July 6, 2018 Large Image
Bandages with integrated pH and temperature sensors and electronically triggered drug release are designed to improve healing

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (July 6, 2018)—A team of engineers led by Tufts University has developed a prototype bandage designed to actively...

young girls build structures with marshmallows and toothpicks
July 5, 2018 Large Image
Tufts alum volunteers to bring technology and engineering education to Syrian refugee children in Jordan

The project seemed simple—create structures out of marshmallows and toothpicks, then test their stability on an earthquake simulator fashioned...

Findings published in Cell show how the flu virus resets its trap
June 28, 2018 Large Image
First real-time visualization reveals that protein molecules on virus surface reach out to hijack target cells and reset the trap if they fail

BOSTON (June 28, 2018)—For the first time, scientists have directly visualized in real-time structural changes in the surface protein of the...