Health & Science

X-ray images of patent’s lungs. Software developed at Tufts has been successful at identifying COVID-19 pneumonia in more than 99 percent of the X-ray images it processes.
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Software developed at Tufts has been successful at identifying COVID-19 pneumonia in more than 99 percent of the X-ray images it processes

For patients with COVID-19, terrifying shortness of breath can set in virtually overnight. In many cases, it’s caused by an aggressive pneumonia...

An infant’s arm, fitted with an IV, holds a stuffed bear as the child lies in bed. Two Tufts doctors—a physician and a dentist—raced to perform an operation to correct a rare breathing problem in an infant girl.
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How a physician and a dentist teamed up to help an infant girl breathe easily

No one expected the baby to be born with a rare condition that prevented her from breathing through her tiny nose, making eating and sleeping...

"I can finally reflect on everything that happened. And I’m realizing that it was really hard, and I am so proud of myself for pushing through," said Lisha Shakya-Lee, D20. Photo: Courtesy of Lisha Shakya-Lee
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Tragedy threatened to derail Lisha Shakya-Lee’s dream of becoming a dentist—until her community at Tufts stepped up

One day in March 2019, Lisha Shakya-Lee, D20, woke up in the emergency room at Tufts Medical Center. A doctor told her she had passed out while...

A strand of broken DNA against a blue background. A Tufts research team—including three undergrads—finds how a popular depression medication can damage DNA in fruit flies, and a possible way to counter it
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A depression medication carries a small risk for pregnant women of adverse side effects on their children’s development. Now a Tufts team might have found a way to counter these effects in fruit flies

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRI’s, are popular drugs that treat depression by increasing the amount of a neurotransmitter called...

Emal Lesha in a lab. A recent graduate from the Tufts School of Medicine, Lesha talks about his path from Albania to matching to a residency in neurosurgery
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A recent graduate from the Tufts School of Medicine talks about his path from Albania to matching to a residency in neurosurgery

Growing up in Albania—a small country in the southern Balkans—Emal Lesha had a dream of one day becoming a doctor. His dream became true last...

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