Health & Science

A huge forest fire threatens homes in Portugal. Paul Summergrad, professor of psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine, explains how people react physically and mentally to harrowing events.
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As climate change brings more natural disasters, more people will have to cope with traumatic stress

The California wildfires that have burned thousands of acres and driven hundreds of thousands of people from their homes this fall have left many...

A Tufts veterinary student looks into a microscope. Tess van Kan, VG16, credits the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine’s M.S. in Infectious Disease & Global Health program as part of her success.
November 14, 2019 Large Image
Tess van Kan, VG16, credits the school’s M.S. in Infectious Disease & Global Health program for giving her a leg up

One look at Tess van Kan’s Instagram and it’s clear she is on a very cool journey. The Tufts University alumna is in her third year of veterinary...

Tea pours from the spout of a teapot into a cup. Tufts research on shoppers’ willingness to pay more for climate-friendly tea could help inform future strategies to shift consumer behavior and fight climate change.
November 13, 2019 Large Image
Tufts research could help inform future strategies to shift consumer behavior

The fight against climate change could soon be coming to your supermarket shelf. But if food companies label products with lower greenhouse gas...

A very smoky wildfire. The health effects of wildfires are challenging to track and measure. An environmental epidemiologist at Tufts University School of Medicine explains why and offers insights into where more research is needed.
November 12, 2019 Large Image
A Tufts environmental epidemiologist explains why this is such a challenging task for scientists—and how research can make a difference

Growing up with asthma in Colorado, Laura Corlin, A13, EG15, EG18, an environmental epidemiologist at Tufts...

Young people standing in a line outdoors at an open field, with two rockets. Tufts students bring curiosity for interplanetary exploration to a new club where hands-on projects lead to rocket launches and more.
November 8, 2019 Large Image
Undergraduates bring curiosity for interplanetary exploration to a new club where hands-on projects lead to rocket launches and more

Joshua Harvey, E22, will always remember April 27. That was the day this spring when the rockets named Borealis, and Cowabunga, and Space Bo 1...

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