Health & Science

Margaret Higham. In mid-March 2020, when the index case of COVID-19 arrived on the Medford/Somerville campus, Dr. Margaret Higham was the director of Tufts Health Service
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Margaret Higham, the director of Tufts Health Service in March 2020, recalls the events of the first two days of COVID-19 on campus—and the strategies implemented on the spot to keep the community safe

In mid-March 2020, the university announced a series of changes to Tufts’ operations due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Massachusetts...

First-year resident Elise Steinberger wearing a mask and scrubs in a hospital. She was on rotation in Italy when the pandemic hit.
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Elise Steinberger, M20, was far from home when the novel coronavirus became a serious threat

Tufts University School of Medicine graduate Elise Steinberger, M20, was on a surgical rotation in Italy in late February and early March last...

Illustrations of a microbiome pill device and a xenobot. Two Tufts science groups are competing in STAT’s best innovations in biomedicine competition—and you can vote now
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Tufts science groups are competing in STAT’s best innovations in biomedicine competition—and you can vote now

[March 8 update: In the second round, Sameer Sonkusale’s group is still in the running. Vote for their entry at the...

Targeted gene editing
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Gene editing delivery method in mice suggests possible one shot treatment of high cholesterol

The...

The Roadmap to Educating for American Democracy (EAD) is the result of a $1.1 million grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and U.S. Department of Education.
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A team of experts, including two from Tisch College, created an unprecedented roadmap to improving civic education for U.S. students

How do we teach students to be engaged citizens in their communities? And how can we teach them about government, history, and democracy when the...

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