Health & Science

Jonathan Epstein carefully holding a bat in Bangladesh
May 30, 2018 Large Image
As an outbreak continues to claim lives in India, a Tufts expert explains the rare and deadly viral disease’s origins and why the world needs to pay attention

A recent outbreak in India of Nipah virus encephalitis, an often-lethal viral disease with...

May 29, 2018 Video
Tufts researchers have discovered that honey bees alter their diet of nutrients according to the season, particularly as winter approaches

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE (May 29, 2018)—Researchers at Tufts University have discovered that honey bees alter their diet of nutrients according to the...

baby with a finger in his mouth
May 25, 2018 Large Image
The FDA warns of potential for serious harm from a common ingredient in teething pain relievers

The FDA has some unsettling news for parents looking to soothe their babies’ sore gums. The federal agency advised consumers on May 23 not to use...

doctor examining a dog's eye
May 24, 2018 Large Image
Service animals need to see well to do their jobs, and that’s where free eye exams at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center come in

They can’t tell the veterinarian which way the “E” is facing or if they can read the bottom line of an eye chart, but animals still benefit from...

May 24, 2018 Large Image
The vast number of devices connected on 5G networks can help locate themselves, rather than rely on centralized “anchors”

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (May 24, 2018)— Anticipating a critical strain on the ability of fifth generation (5G) networks to keep track of a...