Spring 2016

Electrical Signaling in Cells

Findings about craniofacial anomalies could shed light on fetal alcohol syndrome and other conditions

Tufts biologists have discovered the bioelectric mechanism by which a rare genetic disorder causes >>

Teeth Could Help Save Eyesight

Cells from dental pulp could be used to treat macular degeneration

More than 15 million Americans suffer from age-related macular degeneration. Over the course of >>

Building an Artery

3D models that mimic blood flow through tissues could lead to new medical devices

Squishy and imperfect though it may be, the human body is a beautifully complex >>

Our Non-Human DNA

Ancient fragments could advance understanding of how viruses evolved

Retroviruses, such as HIV, and humans evolved together. Photo: Voth Lab/University of >>

Top Stories

The Gift

Over the past 30 years, the live-donor liver transplant program at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center has treated more patients than any comparable program in the country. One of those patients had his life saved thanks to a donation by his son, a Tufts medical student. Here, in their own words, is the story of that experience

Always the New Kid

My life as a minority of one has made me stronger and inspired me in ways I never could have imagined

Converging on Breast Cancer

Tufts launches a multipronged assault on the disease

The Alzheimer’s Hope

First, neuroscientist Philip Haydon made himself an expert in a little-known area of brain science. Now he is testing a revolutionary new approach that shows great promise for the treatment of this dread modern disease

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Anatomy of a Magazine Cover

Artist Davide Bonazzi talks about how he developed concepts to illustrate Phil Haydon’s Alzheimer’s research

Assault on the Opioid Crisis

Massachusetts medical schools confront a growing public health problem 

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 

Obesity Trigger

Restaurant meals pack a whopping number of calories

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