Health & Science

illustration of dog with mechanical parts
August 16, 2018 Large Image
Cummings faculty capitalize on kids’ affinity for animals to foster diversity in veterinary medicine and other STEM fields

Kids love animals, and the evidence isn’t only anecdotal. Research published in the journal Developmental Psychology in 2012, for example...

an empty plate as a clock with fork and knife for hands
August 16, 2018 Large Image
Sai Das, NG02, a scientist at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts, gives the low down

Although traditional reduced-calorie diets are a science-based way to lose weight, intermittent fasting is a good alternative that studies suggest...

Michael Romero
August 13, 2018 Large Image
Biology professor Michael Romero wins a presidential award for mentoring students underrepresented in science

When Michael Romero started as an undergraduate at Swarthmore in 1984, one of only a handful of Hispanic Americans there, he was majoring in...

a person suturing a banana peel
August 9, 2018 Large Image
Kids get a taste of dental and medical school with hands-on exercises meant to mimic the real thing

The patient was bruised, and looked a little green. A long incision needed to be closed, stat.

And here I was, in my gown, mask, eye...

Wei-ren Murray watches as her classmate adds sand to the top of the tower as they build a sand castle.
August 8, 2018 Video
Students learn about the process of engineering the fun way—by heading to Revere Beach

On a recent Monday afternoon, four Tufts students were kneeling in the hot sand on Revere Beach, mixing sand and water in a bucket, then packing...