Health & Science

Light actuated deflection
July 23, 2018 Large Image
Elastomeric composites can flex, grip, release, or rotate when exposed to lasers, diffuse light or sunlight

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (July 23, 2018)—Researchers at Tufts University School of Engineering have developed magnetic elastomeric composites...

doctors conferring in an operating room
July 19, 2018 Large Image
Current requirement for social support disproportionately affects people of color, low-income, and rural patients

Almost 95,000 people in the United States are waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant. But thousands of other Americans aren’t on the list...

cheese, milk, and yogurt
July 18, 2018 Large Image
No link found in older adults between consuming dairy fat and a higher risk of death

A new study, co-written by senior author Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of Tufts’ Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, finds that the fats...

Edward Nalebuff
July 18, 2018 Large Image
The School of Medicine clinical professor emeritus was a pioneer in hand surgery in New England

Edward Nalebuff, A49, M53, a pioneer in hand surgery and clinical professor emeritus at the Tufts School of Medicine, died on July 8 in Sarasota,...

From the lab to the real world: program to improve elderly mobility feasible in community
July 16, 2018 Large Image
Structured exercise program for older, sedentary adults is possible, safe and associated with benefits to physical and cognitive health

BOSTON (July 16, 2018)—Immobility in old age can lead to lower independence and quality of life and increased risk for falls and chronic disease....