Health & Science

A cartoon depiction of a variety of foods, from fresh vegetables to mixed dishes, against a white background.
October 14, 2021 Large Image
New nutrient profiling system, most comprehensive and science-based to date, clears up confusion to benefit consumers, policymakers

A scientific team at the...

October 12, 2021 Large Image
Unique research collaborative draws on public health and emergency medical services data and spatial epidemiological analyses to map opioid-related incidents, improve public health response in Lowell, Mass.

Combining emergency medical services and vital statistics data, a new study led by researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine provides a...

A pregnant woman receives the COVID-19 vaccine shot in her arm.
October 12, 2021 Large Image
The chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Tufts University School of Medicine shares what she hears from pregnant patients and why she encourages them to get vaccinated

On September 29, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an urgent...

The Earth is seen from the moon in a photo from NASA. The nonprofit Future Frontiers Institute is partnering with NASA and aims to create a sustainable outpost on the moon that is devoted to learning.
October 8, 2021 Large Image
A nonprofit co-founded by a Fletcher alumna is partnering with NASA on a “learning institution” to benefit all humanity

Living on the moon and traveling to Mars seemed like the stuff of science fiction not long ago, but such space travel is now being planned, with...

Speakers on the Summit’s Nutrition and Misinformation panel, including moderator Corby Kummer, Tambra Raye Stevenson, Sean Cash, and Jennifer Pomeranz.
October 8, 2021 Large Image
Challenges and opportunities from the fourth annual Nutrition Innovation Summit

Leaders from across the food system convened to tackle a tough question this week at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy’s fourth...