Health & Science

Sara Rudolph, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Tufts, sits at a counter with her laptop. Her Medicinal Chemistry class changed direction to study COVID-19 and managed to share findings while shifting to a distance-learning format.
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A chemistry professor and his students scrap the lesson plan to study COVID-19

Krishna Kumar, Robinson Professor of Chemistry, vividly remembers Monday, February 3. That’s...

Jamie Maguire stands outside the State Public Health Laboratory in Jamaica Plain. Six Tufts researchers volunteered to help Massachusetts process COVID-19 tests.
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A team of Tufts researchers used their lab skills to help Massachusetts process thousands of COVID-19 tests

Soon after the pandemic reached Boston, a group of researchers from Tufts School of Medicine and Tufts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences...

Vitamin K produced by certain types of bacteria that colonize the gut could also bolster bones, according to Kyla Shea of the Vitamin K Laboratory at the USDA’s Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University. Photo: Ingimage
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Tufts and Cornell researchers are exploring a surprising possible path to strong bones

When we think of strong bones, we usually think of milk, a rich source of the nutrients that promote bone density: calcium and vitamin D. But we...

"Why not give any kid an opportunity, regardless of their socioeconomic status, to get to have that early relationship with veterinary medicine?” said India Napier, V20. Photo: Courtesy of India Napier
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India Napier, V20, channeled her passion for diversity and inclusion into a STEM program for under-privileged elementary students

Growing up in Boston as one of nine children in a blended family, India Napier, V20, didn’t know what a veterinarian looked like or what it took...

Boxes of procedure masks ready to be shipped out. Tufts University alumnus Ben Harburg, A06, managing partner with global investment firm MSA Capital, has donated 350,000 procedure masks to Tufts Medical Center.
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The gift from Ben Harburg, A06, will help protect all hospital patients and staff

In a gift that could have life-saving ramifications, Ben Harburg, A06, managing partner with global investment firm MSA Capital, has donated 350,...