Health & Science

Microscopic closeup of hamster lung tissue with SARS CoV-2. Cummings School researchers contribute to study in hamsters that’s among first to report vaccine protection against severe COVID-19-related pneumonia and death.
September 4, 2020 Large Image
Cummings School researchers contribute to study in hamsters that’s among first to report vaccine protection against severe COVID-19-related pneumonia and death

Most people with COVID-19 have relatively mild disease, but a subset of people develop severe pneumonia and respiratory failure, sometimes leading...

The exterior of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. The  financial burden of providing a COVID-safe environment has led to employee layoffs and furloughs.
September 4, 2020 Large Image
The School of Dental Medicine works to balance academics, safety, patient care, and the costs of a pandemic

Like the rest of academia, the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) has faced the challenge of continuing to teach its students as...

“Kristen and I have talked about how to measure our effectiveness, and we concluded that we succeed or fail based on what kind of community we build," said Brandon Stafford about a class he's teaching with Kristen Wendell, AG11. Photo: Alonso Nichols
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Perspectives from the School of Engineering as faculty hone ideas, practices, and tools that creatively define online learning this fall

This is one of an occasional series of stories on how faculty in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering are adapting courses to virtual and hybrid...

Daniel C. Dennett argues that our inner worlds and religious ideas can all be explained as evolutionary functions of the brain
September 2, 2020 Video
World-renowned philosopher Daniel C. Dennett argues that our inner worlds and religious ideas can all be explained as evolutionary functions of the brain

Daniel Dennett isn’t bashful about speaking his mind. A philosopher and cognitive scientist whose thinking is rooted in evolutionary theory, he is...

Illustration of a face with a mask on. To increase equity, we must address racism and boost diversity in medicine, dentistry, and veterinary care, Tufts alumni and faculty say
September 1, 2020 Large Image
To increase equity, we must address racism and boost diversity in medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine, Tufts alumni and faculty say

As the world reckons with racism, one truth is painfully clear: Dismantling it will require more than rhetoric. It will take sustained effort...

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