Health & Science

A group of Black health-care workers in New York march while carrying photos of colleagues who died of COVID-19. The health disparities faced by people of color in the pandemic are shown in stark relief by the pandemic, Tufts experts say
July 10, 2020 Large Image
The health disparities faced by people of color are shown in stark relief by the pandemic, say Tufts experts

The statistics are shocking. As of mid-June, Black Americans have been hospitalized or died from COVID-19 at a rate about five times that of white...

Someone prepares to stick a syringe with a vaccination into an arm
July 9, 2020 Large Image
Vaccine interest higher among Whites and Hispanics, wealthier households, and Democrats

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (July 9, 2020)—Despite widespread agreement among...

A military service member with a German shepherd. Cummings School is part of a multi-institution study to assess if a new field treatment would benefit military working dogs—and maybe someday pets in hemorrhagic shock
July 6, 2020 Large Image
Cummings School is part of a multi-institution study to assess if a new field treatment would benefit military working dogs—and maybe someday pets in hemorrhagic shock

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A high tech bandage with electronics embedded in it on a person’s arm. On the 100th anniversary of the Band-Aid, Tufts engineer Sameer Sonkusale is working to make “smart” bandages
June 29, 2020 Video
On the 100th anniversary of the Band-Aid, Tufts engineer Sameer Sonkusale is working to make “smart” bandages

The science of wound healing goes back to earliest records of civilization. Clay tablets dating back to 2200 BC describe the “three healing...

The first photo of a black hole, taken in 2019, shows light bending around a black hole that is 6.5 billion times larger than the sun.
June 29, 2020 Large Image
A Tufts theoretical cosmologist explains how large black holes really are and what the point of no return means

Black holes are among the most fascinating phenomena of outer space, and we're learning more about them all the time. Just last week, a group of...

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