Summer 2014

A Digital Version of You

Geneticist J. Craig Venter says synthetic biology and big data will revolutionize our understanding of aging

When NASA’s Mars Rover Opportunity sends a photograph of the alien landscape back to >>

One Medicine, Two Perspectives

Veterinary residents and their physician counterparts have a lot in common

Nearly forty miles separate the campuses of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in >>

The Future at a Glance

Graduating class gravitates toward careers in primary care

On March 21, at high noon, the usual yelps and cries filled the >>

What’s Old Is New Again

Despite changes in medicine, good preparation will win out, graduates told

At the 122nd Commencement ceremonies for the medical school, and the 34th for the >>

The First Spark

Targeted philanthropy supports early stages of promising research into health challenges

The big questions have a way of stopping us in our tracks sometimes. >>

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More than 300 alumni and friends celebrate their class reunions

Exploring new developments on campus. Photo: Matthew Modoono

During a lovely first weekend >>

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The Greater Good

Prompted by a new curricular requirement, more medical students than ever are volunteering in the community

The Boss Who Barked

He could be brusque and opinionated. But however he carried himself, Tufts professor Louis Weinstein ranked as a founding father of the field of infectious diseases

Father, Brother, Son

Tufts Medical School has touched three generations of this writer’s family

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A Digital Version of You

Geneticist J. Craig Venter says synthetic biology and big data will revolutionize our understanding of aging

TB on the Comeback Trail

Microbiologist works to decipher the defenses of the centuries-old bacteria

Antidepressants and Early Birth

Pregnant women and their doctors should carefully consider potential effects of medication, study finds

The First Spark

Targeted philanthropy supports early stages of promising research into health challenges

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

Lessons from Above

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