Summer 2014

TB on the Comeback Trail

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

Tuberculosis is back. In 2011, almost 9 million people contracted it, and 1.4 >>

New Hope for Deadly Breast Cancers

Researchers find promising target in battle against tough-to-treat tumors

Tufts researchers have identified a new target for treating particularly aggressive forms of >>

Gums Under Attack

Stress may cause periodontal disease

We all know what contributes to gum disease—poor brushing, forgetting to floss, avoiding checkups, >>

Antidepressants and Early Birth

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

Preterm birth, when babies arrive three or more weeks early, is the leading >>

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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