Health & Science

“We work to form relationships with food companies to set meaningful policies to improve the lives of the animals in their supply chains,” said Nina Farley, VG12.
December 3, 2020 Large Image
Animal advocate Nina Farley, VG12, finds common ground with large-scale farmers to prioritize the welfare of food animals

Many of the world’s largest food companies have pledged to sell only cage-free eggs by 2026. Nina Farley, VG12, is dedicated to holding them to...

“Whether people have access to healthy food, whether they have education about healthy food, whether they can pay for it—all those things have an impact on what they eat,” said Jacqueline Leon, N21. Photo: Ingimage
December 2, 2020 Large Image
The Baghdady Fund for Maternal and Child Nutrition allowed Jacqueline Leon, N21, to focus her research on pregnant women in need

After studying food insecurity as an undergrad and working for the summer lunch program in New York City through AmeriCorps Vista, Jacqueline Leon...

An X-ray of a dog showing two squiggly lines—the thin pieces of metal. Veterinarians warn pet owners to keep dogs away from masks—and urge all to properly dispose of used face coverings
November 23, 2020 Large Image
Veterinarians warn pet owners to keep dogs away from masks—and urge all to properly dispose of used face coverings

Betsy Kehoe is not sure how King, her 2-year-old Labrador retriever, managed to eat two face masks sometime in mid-October. The dog is always...

Mouse hippocampal neuron expressing a green fluorescence protein (GFP, yellow) making synaptic contacts with other neurons in cultures stained for microtubule associated protein 2B (MAP2B, magenta)
November 18, 2020 Large Image
Molecular mutation may be more common among African Americans with late onset Alzheimer’s, provide a possible focus for early diagnosis and targeted treatments

BOSTON (Nov. 18, 2020, 2:00 p.m. ET)—Researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine have discovered a molecular mechanism that causes a “...

Marta Gaglia, an assistant professor at Tufts School of Medicine, looks at a test tube. She studies the way viruses infiltrate cells without tripping the immune system’s alarms.
November 13, 2020 Large Image
Marta Gaglia studies the way viruses infiltrate the body without tripping the immune system’s alarms

In Spring 2020, as the world watched the novel coronavirus spread across the globe, Marta Gaglia, an assistant professor of molecular biology and...

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