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Patient interviewing is such a precious skill that Tufts is focused on teaching students to do it right

Into the Big Picture

Elizabeth Kong, a geneticist by training, relishes her new role at Boston's Museum of Science

Remembering Jane

A virtuoso physician, she cared for patients in a way that continues to inspire, decades later

A Plague of Worms

The hunt is on for a cure for a debilitating infection that afflicts 200 million people

Antibiotic Crackdown

New FDA policies limit drugs’ use in food animals, consumer goods

Mouthful of Microbes

The delicate balance of beneficial bacteria keeps oral disease at bay

Unified Global Health Agenda

New center will take advantage of Tufts’ unique constellation of schools

A Year of Distinction

Johanna Seddon honored by her alma mater and her colleagues in ophthalmology

Fast-food Calorie Alert

Posting the numbers in restaurants is just a first step in changing consumer behavior

Inside Obamacare

One of the architects of the Affordable Care Act talks about its lesser-known benefits

Bianchi Named to Institute of Medicine

Geneticist is recognized with elite national honor

Maine Track as a Model

Keeping young people in the state could draw on the Tufts example

Muddled Directives

Confusion among patients and health-care proxies is widespread

Parity for Mental Health

The struggle for coverage by insurers should ease under Obamacare

To Be of Service

Students in new program will concentrate on urban health

Neuroscience Additions

Two new faculty members join medical school department

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Jul 30, 2014Mellon Grant Will Fund Four Assistant Professorships

$1.4 million will enable Tufts to hire young humanities scholars whose research and teaching cross d...

Jul 29, 2014The Return of Acorn Man

Purchased with a generous gift, a public art sculpture finds a permanent home on the Medford/Somervi...

Jul 29, 2014Body by Smartphone

There are thousands of mobile apps on the market aimed at diet and fitness. Can they really make us ...


Watching Fish Swim

The pastime could lead to better artificial limbs and nimbler submarines

The Link Between Vitamin D and Diabetes

Tufts professor will lead study of patients in 17 states

Origins of Lupus

Sackler student examines the genetic underpinnings of the disease

Springboard for Discovery

Gift encourages collaboration to expand the possibilities of cancer research

The Unasked Question

Military service is too often left out of the patient’s medical profile

Carrying It Forward

These four alums provide support and guidance for the next generation of caregivers