Fall 2015

Hand and Glove

Silk proteins and an inkjet printer create an instant germ detector

A surgeon is about to make an incision when the word “contaminated” appears in >>

Down Scale

Scientists are first to see elements transform at the atomic level, and their research may yield new cancer therapies

In a research first, Tufts scientists have witnessed atoms of one chemical element morph >>

The Loaded Dice

In rare cases, prenatal screening finds genetic abnormalities that point to malignancies, says Tufts scientist

When Marin Mejia got pregnant at age 39, she had a blood test to >>

Top Stories

Laboratory Ace

Almost 40 years ago, Te-Wen Chang was instrumental in determining the cause of a life-threatening disease 

Resistance Fighter

Longtime faculty member Stuart Levy has spent a lifetime studying mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and crusading to abolish the use of antibiotics in animal feed 

Field Marshal

At the height of the Depression and against all odds, Dorothy Boulding Ferebee, ’24, ventured to Mississippi to blaze a resonant new trail in public health

Fortune Teller

Barry Levy says worsening air pollution and frequent floods are just the start of public health hazards apt to occur with climage change

Disease Detective

On the trail of health threats around the globe 

Editor's Picks

Big Road Blues

Living near a highway can be bad for your health in a million small ways

Dockside Medicine

Born into a lobstering family, I worry about their well-being in a special way 

On Designer Babies

Genetic enhancement of human embryos is not a practice for civil societies

The Mercy Ship

Born from a wish to improve the lives of Boston’s poor, sickly children by exposing them to fresh air, the original Floating Hospital quickly created new and better forms of pediatric medicine

Tell Me More

Because interviewing patients effectively is such a precious skill in medicine, Tufts has redoubled its emphasis on teaching students how to do it right