Fall 2013

The $330,000 Hamburger

Lab-grown beef isn’t as tasty as the real deal

Not that anyone’s asking for it under the golden arches or anywhere else right >>

Under Pressure

Home hypertension testing shows mixed results

Roughly one third of American adults—more than 76 million people—have hypertension, or blood pressure >>

Tipping the Scales

Letters sent home to parents about their overweight kids prove controversial

Most of us who attended public school can remember being checked periodically for height, >>

Meet the Newest Students

For the first time, women outnumber men in the medical school's entering class

More than 8,600 prospective students sought admission to the class of 2017 at Tufts >>

Protein Power

Muscle loss that comes with age can be fixed through better nutrition

A cup of tea and a cookie for an afternoon snack, while a pleasant >>

Good Connections

Recent poll ranks medical school highly for networking, social life

Graduate students nationwide were recently polled online for their opinions of the best U.S. >>

Vitamin Fix

Most adults don’t get enough daily doses of C and E

Most people understand that antioxidants are a good thing to have in the body >>

Among the Best in the World

Two Sackler School students named Howard Hughes Fellows

Two students in the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, both born in Africa, >>

Top Stories

Growing New Synapses

The medical school undergoes its first major reorganization in more than a century to promote catalytic research in a time of ever-tighter funding

The Contrarian

Our old theoretical models in biology are not working so well lately, says Ana Soto. She is determined to find something better.

Crossing Borders

School of Medicine steps up its recruitment of top-notch foreign medical graduates to give them opportunities for U.S. residencies

Lessons from Above

Psychiatrist Ronald Pies culls the wisdom of Judaism, Buddhism and Stoicism for advice in coping with life’s vicissitudes

Editor's Picks

Family Ties

A 50th-anniversary gathering evokes the pleasures of pursuing science in the same department while caring for each other without fail

A Double Helping

The medical school’s policy of matching donations makes generosity the rule

Among the Best in the World

Two Sackler School students named Howard Hughes Fellows