Health & Science

Swirls of red and green against a black background. Tufts researchers discover a gene necessary for maintenance of healthy sleep in fruit flies, which might help understand human sleep
July 25, 2019 Large Image
Tufts researchers discover a gene necessary for maintenance of healthy sleep in fruit flies, which might help understand human sleep

What keeps us awake—and helps us fall asleep? The answer is complex, but involves what are called circadian rhythms, which are found in all...

Two people in white beekeeper’s safety outfits confer over a hive. A Cummings School elective in honey bee medicine prepares veterinarians to work with beekeepers.
July 25, 2019 Large Image
A Cummings School elective in honey bee medicine prepares veterinarians to work with beekeepers

As an assistant professor of large animal internal medicine at Cummings School,...

Microbiome sampling pill in the small intestine
July 24, 2019 Large Image
The pill is the first known working device capable of non-invasively and accurately assessing the profile of bacterial species inhabiting any stage of the gastrointestinal tract

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (July 24, 2019) — A research team led by Tufts University engineers has developed a 3D printed ingestible pill that...

Caroline Genco, new Tufts vice provost for research, in her office
July 22, 2019 Large Image
Immunologist Caroline Genco looks to foster collaborations across the university

Caroline Genco, the Arthur E. Spiller Professor and chair of the Department of Immunology at Tufts University School of Medicine, will be the new...

A child in a dental chair handling some dental accessories handed to him by a dental student. The Tufts Autism Smiles program helps children on the autism spectrum become comfortable with dental offices in preparation for a visit to the dentist.
July 22, 2019 Large Image
A morning at the Tufts clinic teaches kids on the spectrum what to expect

Many children have some degree of anxiety about the dentist. For kids who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), that can be...

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