Health & Science

An illustration showing people working around cogwheels, with symbols on each. Tufts professors are taking part in a Big Ideas competition sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
June 18, 2019 Large Image
Biology professor Michael Levin and computer science professor Matthias Scheutz are among the finalists for the NSF’s 2026 Idea Machine

When the National Science Foundation put out a call last fall for big ideas to inform its research agenda for the coming decade, it received more...

White mug of green spinach on a brown table
June 13, 2019 Large Image

BOSTON (June 13, 2019)—Low levels of circulating vitamin K are linked to increased risk of mobility limitation and disability in older adults,...

Black and white mirror images of a handprint. Young people change biologically and socially, and if they are interrupted by trauma, it has a cascading effect on health and adult life, said Adolfo Cuevas.
June 13, 2019 Large Image
A new study finds that experiencing the trauma of discrimination at a young age is tied to heart troubles later in life

Racial discrimination isn’t just harmful as it happens—its effects can linger for years. Tufts researchers recently found that people exposed to...

An illustration about “what a date is” with examples of positive things—and negative ones—aimed at intellectually disabled young people
June 11, 2019 Large Image
A course for young people with intellectual disabilities, designed by School of Medicine faculty and students to cut the risk of abuse, contains lessons for everyone

Talking to their adolescents about sex makes many parents squirm, yet studies repeatedly show that kids who receive accurate, comprehensive...

A Ebola health worker in full hazardous matter gear at a treatment center in Beni in eastern Congo, where Ebola treatments are being offered.
June 10, 2019 Large Image
A Cummings School expert in global health shares what’s working in the latest outbreak—and what needs to change

A public health emergency of epic proportions is unfolding in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since Ebola first reemerged in the Central African...