Health & Science

young man smoking an e-cigarette
October 1, 2018 Large Image
Sucharita Kher, assistant professor at the School of Medicine and director of the Tufts Medical Center Outpatient Pulmonary Clinic, gives the lowdown

E-cigarettes are electronic devices that heat a liquid to produce an aerosol that can be inhaled. Such e-liquid usually contains nicotine,...

a quantum bit generator
September 28, 2018 Large Image
Tufts physics professor is part of team that received $15 million NSF grant to develop a quantum computer

Today’s supercomputers have amazing capabilities, but there are many problems that they still do not have enough computing power to solve—from...

glass jar with fish oil capsules
September 27, 2018 Large Image
Alice H. Lichtenstein, director of Tufts’ HNRCA Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory and Gershoff Professor of Nutrition Science and Policy, answers

Current recommendations do not support the use of fish oil supplements to prevent heart disease in otherwise healthy adults. Early reports from a...

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September 25, 2018 Large Image
Tufts hosts event October 29 to bring university community together to network and brainstorm on key research focus areas

Given an increasingly difficult funding climate, finding the research strengths of the university and focusing resources on those areas is a...

a highway going through a downtown area with heavy smog
September 20, 2018 Large Image
Invisible particles in the air are responsible for three of the top ten causes of ill health and death worldwide, warns a new book

When we think of health hazards, many things come to mind: bad nutrition, car accidents, addiction to drugs. But one we rarely consider is our...