Health & Science

Exterior of the Tufts University School of Medicine. Tufts University will remove the Sackler name from all programs and facilities on its Boston health sciences campus.
December 5, 2019 Large Image
University will create endowment to support prevention and treatment of substance abuse and addiction

Tufts University will remove the Sackler name from all programs and facilities on its Boston health sciences campus, Tufts University President...

Pills and open pill bottle on wooden background. Recent recalls of Zantac and other medications have left consumers concerned about the safety of the drugs they take.
December 2, 2019 Large Image
Pharmaceutical safety expert Paul Beninger explains what goes on when a manufacturer pulls a drug from the shelves

When drug recalls appear in the news, they often incite concern and confusion among consumers. What does a recall mean? Why is the product being...

A man standing outdoors. We must act now on climate change even amid uncertainty, says Tufts civil and environmental engineer Jonathan Lamontagne, because the potential consequences of inaction are so severe.
December 2, 2019 Large Image
We must take action now even amid uncertainty, says a Tufts engineer, because the potential consequences of inaction are so severe

What will the planet look like if climate change continues unabated? Experts have weighed in on consequences that include more destructive storms...

A dentist and an engineer interact with two children. A pediatric dentist from the Tufts School of Dental Medicine and an engineer with the Tufts Gordon Institute are reinventing the pacifier.
November 22, 2019 Large Image
How a pediatric dentist from the School of Dental Medicine and an engineer with the Tufts Gordon Institute are reinventing the pacifier

As pacifiers go, Smilo brand binkies have pizzazz. They come in fun patterns such as Fourth of July stars and stripes, psychedelic tie-dye, and...

A bowl of sugar cubes and a bowl of granulated sugar sit on a table. The sugar known as tagatose is said to be safe for diabetics, among other benefits, but it has been difficult to manufacture. Tufts researchers hope to change that. Photo: ingimage
November 21, 2019 Large Image
Biomanufacturing can speed production of a low-glycemic sweetener—and may unlock its commercial potential, Tufts researchers say

Imagine a sugar that has only 38 percent of the calories of traditional table sugar, is safe for diabetics, and will not cause cavities. Now add...

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