Health & Science

Matthias Scheutz with a robot in his lab
April 26, 2018 Large Image
A new program in human-robot interaction, the first in the country, examines everything from mechanics to ethics of robots and artificial intelligence

Imagine this: you are the first on your street to bring home a robot that helps out with chores like laundry and cleaning. But one evening, after...

April 25, 2018 Large Image
Cheesemakers could manipulate bacteria streams on certain types of cave-ripened natural rind cheese to influence flavor profiles

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (April 25, 2018)—Bacteria traveling along "fungal highways" on cheese rinds can spread more quickly and ruin quality or...

Lauren Ungar and Mary Davis, with Davis’s horse between them
April 25, 2018 Large Image
There’s going to be an app for that, if two Cummings students have their way

How do you build a successful app? For two veterinary students, the starting point is this: give horse owners what they need. Lauren Ungar, V19,...

Sarah Booth at Tufts
April 23, 2018 Large Image
Sarah Booth, new director of Tufts’ nutrition research center, knows that solid science takes commitment and collaboration

In May 2017, Sarah Booth had been interim director of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on...

lots of cut and washed kale
April 19, 2018 Large Image
Eating more green leafy vegetables may help older adults slow the decline in cognitive skills as they age

Swapping out a salad for French fries is obviously a smart choice for keeping your weight down, but it also seems to be good for your brain. A...