Spring 2014

Mouthful of Microbes

The delicate balance of beneficial bacteria keeps oral disease at bay

We are not alone. Thousands of species of bacteria—millions of individual critters in all—have >>

Watching Fish Swim

The pastime could lead to better artificial limbs and nimbler submarines

As fish go, the lamprey has to be one of the most repulsive. Its >>

The Link Between Vitamin D and Diabetes

Tufts professor will lead study of patients in 17 states

Anastassios Pittas, an associate professor and co-director of the Diabetes Center at Tufts Medical >>

Origins of Lupus

Sackler student examines the genetic underpinnings of the disease

Lupus is one of the most enigmatic of diseases. It can take years to >>

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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

Remembering Jane

A virtuoso physician, teacher and hematologist, Jane Desforges, ’45, cared for patients in a way that has students and colleagues, decades later, still marveling at her example

Into the Big Picture

Elizabeth Kong, a geneticist by training, loves getting people excited about science. Now, as director of a brand-new exhibit space at the Museum of Science, she does that every day

When Swimming in a River Can Make a Child Sick for Life

At a handful of labs in the world, including several at Tufts, the hunt is on for a cure for a debilitating infection that afflicts 200 million people

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A Life Regained

Overcoming the odds for her critically wounded patient came naturally

The Unasked Question

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

Inside Obamacare

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

Carrying It Forward

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

Watching Fish Swim

The pastime could lead to better artificial limbs and nimbler submarines