Health & Science

February 4, 2020 Large Image
Tufts University-led team of biologists discovers neurotransmitter signals guide migration of immune cells to infection sites

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (February 4, 2020)—Researchers led by biologists at Tufts University have discovered that the brains of developing...

Profile of Jessie Gideon Garnett, a 1919 graduate of the Tufts School of Dental Medicine and Boston's first black women dentist.
February 4, 2020 Large Image
The first black woman to practice dentistry in Boston, Jessie Gideon Garnett, D1919, was a quiet--but determined--pioneer

If she had been even slightly less persistent than she was, Jessie Gideon Garnett might not have been the first African American...

February 3, 2020 Large Image

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (February 3, 2020)— Habitat loss, pesticide use and, surprisingly, artificial light are the three most serious threats...

A small mammal walks in a forest that has burned due to wildfires in Australia. The extremity of the fires in Australia have created stresses that are a harbinger for those ahead due to climate change
January 31, 2020 Large Image
Australian wildfires have created dangerous stress for wildlife, a harbinger for increasing pressures on animals due to climate change

As climate change-related drought fanned catastrophic wildfires across Australia, claiming lives, homes, and farms, the richly diverse flora and...

Two women with a horse. Cases of diarrhea that once would have been fatal are responding to fecal transplantation. Now Cummings School researchers are working to identify exactly how this procedure can help horses
January 30, 2020 Large Image
Cases of diarrhea that once would have been fatal are responding to fecal transplantation. Now Cummings School researchers are working to identify exactly how this procedure can help horses

For most humans and animals, diarrhea is an uncomfortable but minor problem. However, in horses, diarrhea can more easily turn deadly—killing some...

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