Health & Science

Cummings School Assistant Professor Fair Vassoler is working with a Maryland-based medical-device incubator to study a new way to potentially curb the opioid cravings that contribute to relapse. Photo: Alonso Nichols
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A neuroscientist at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine studies a new way to potentially curb the opioid cravings that contribute to relapse

Opioid-use disorder affects two million people in the United States. Although many people with this chronic brain disorder eventually will seek...

"Because rats and humans have the same reward system, rats can be great models for human addiction and human substance-use disorder," said Fair Vassoler, PhD, a neuroscientist at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Photo: Alonso Nichols
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A neuroscientist at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine studies opioid use in rats to understand how drugs affect the next generation

In 2018, more than forty-seven thousand Americans died from an opioid overdose, and ten million misused prescription opioids. The highly addictive...

Matthew Ferreira, V14, and Deborah Thomson, V12, are in Washington, D.C., bringing their expertise to One Health discussions around emerging infectious diseases and crisis response. Photo: Martin Falbisoner/Wikipedia
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Two Cummings School alums are spending 2020 in government fellowships focused on One Health

When you think about someone working in public service, you may picture a City Hall employee, a public-school teacher, or a police officer. What...

Henry Klapholz standing outside. Klapholz is dean of clinical affairs at Tufts School of Medicine.
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As dean of clinical affairs at Tufts School of Medicine, obstetrician Henry Klapholz knows how to deliver on a good medical education

When Henry Klapholz addresses incoming Tufts University School of Medicine students, odds are he’s already met several of them—and their mothers....

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Significantly greater habitat loss occurs on private lands, indicating a need for more uniform conservation efforts

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (March 2, 2020)— Using more than 30 years of earth satellite images, scientists at Tufts University and the non-profit...

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