Health & Science

Engineering professor Daniele Lantagne explains the origins of washing hands, and how most effectively to do it
July 1, 2019 Video
Rubbing motions are a good start, water helps, and soap helps glide bad stuff off

The Tufts video series Ever Wonder features faculty and other experts answering questions for the...

Three children drawing in books outdoors in summer. Children need time to play as well as learn in the summer, says a Tufts expert
June 27, 2019 Large Image
Tufts child-development expert Marina Umaschi Bers argues that summer vacation is an important time to learn valuable lessons not always taught in school

Are you worried that your elementary school-age child is going to lose sight of her sight words over the summer? That a season without math facts...

A man holds his head in his hands, and is comforted by another person. Psychology professor Lisa Shin explains how PTSD affects its many sufferers, and how research might help predict who might be most likely to get it
June 25, 2019 Large Image
Psychology professor Lisa Shin explains how PTSD affects its many sufferers, and how research might help predict who is most likely to get it

Seth Moulton, a Massachusetts Congressman, decorated Iraq War veteran, and Democratic candidate for president, recently ...

A photograph of greens in a field at the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
June 25, 2019 Large Image
Jennifer Hashley, director of the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, offers tips on getting the most out of a farm share

With summer in full swing, many people are looking to invest in a farm share through a community supported agriculture (CSA) program. Programs can...

Assistant professor Gillian Beamer, who studies tuberculosis infection in the lab, is searching for better “information to make predictive models for individual people.”
June 24, 2019 Large Image
If a Cummings School scientist can unlock why tuberculosis affects individuals so differently, she can point the way to more personalized treatments

Tuberculosis is the Jekyll and Hyde of infectious disease. It infects a quarter of the world’s people, according to the World Health Organization...

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