Winter 2013

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The Anti-Fat

A lesser known adipose tissue that burns calories intrigues obesity researchers

East Meets West

Two distinct cultures are connecting in new and promising ways

Mortal Stakes

Barbarajean Magnani deploys her fictional, poison-savvy assassin to teach real-life toxicology

Drowned Medicine

Part of the challenge of treating patients displaced by Hurricane Sandy was figuring out who they were

Wired for Health

Telemedicine holds promise, especially in underserved regions

Programmed to Gain

Infants born to overweight or underweight moms are at higher risk for obesity later in life

Repeat Testing a Waste

Medicare beneficiaries often receive unnecessary second round of diagnostics

The Truest Gift

Medical students honor their first patients at annual memorial service

Professor Named to Federal Safety Board

Beth Rosenberg will provide advice on industrial chemical spills

Pharma Degree

New Sackler School master's program responds to growing job sector

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Jul 31, 2014The Intractable Tragedy of Civil Wars

From Syria to Iraq, conflict within countries is taking a high toll, but intervening often makes thi...

Jul 30, 2014Mellon Grant Will Fund Four Assistant Professorships

$1.4 million will enable Tufts to hire young humanities scholars whose research and teaching cross d...

Jul 29, 2014The Return of Acorn Man

Purchased with a generous gift, a public art sculpture finds a permanent home on the Medford/Somervi...


Lethal Exhaust

Research leads to designation of diesel fumes as known carcinogens

Antidepressants and Pregnancy

Study shows need for caution, as drugs like Prozac can have adverse effects on babies

Tooth Tattoo

Tiny oral sensor could help assess patients’ oral and overall health

Can a Multivitamin Deter Cancer?

Some researchers say yes, while others say no

Helping Hand

Dean Harris Berman talks about the medical school’s new physician-assistant training program