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  • Illustration of a water molecule and cholera bacteria

    The tide is turning in a fifty-year war on a persistent strain of cholera, thanks to a team co-led by Tufts scientists and their research on the molecule cGAMP.

  • Three items from the Smithsonian exhibit on epidemics

    To mark the hundredth anniversary of the 1918 “Spanish flu”—which killed at least 50 million people worldwide—the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History recently opened an exhibit that explores how human pandemics emerge from animals and the environment.

  • Illustration of a molecule with people standing on the elements

    Tufts may be one of the smallest universities with a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the NIH, but it’s also especially adept at securing new partnerships beyond campus. Outlined here are three examples of exciting recent collaborations.

  • Term scholarships—non-endowed, named scholarships established for a set number of years and seeded annually by a gift of $15,000 or more—provide vital funds to support students at the School of Medicine. More students can attend medical school, thanks to term-scholarship donors.

  • three examples of medical comics

    Hirsh Health Sciences Library recently unveiled a new section devoted to graphic novels that tackle health-care issues as diverse as Alzheimer’s disease, childhood trauma, and eating disorders.

  • Hi, I’m Cathy Leamy, MG15 (Health Comm) and I’m a Medical Cartoonist!

    What exactly does a medical cartoonist do? Cathy Leamy, MG15 (Health Comm), explains her chosen profession with a comic. Click to see the whole thing.

  • Illustration of the nasal air passage

    Tufts School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine have come together to find new ways to improve the diagnosing and monitoring of sleep apnea, a condition that affects about 30 million people in the U.S.

  • The Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI) at Tufts Medical Center—established in 1998 to advance understanding of cardiovascular diseases, identify new clinical strategies, and train the next generation of cardiovascular scientists—just celebrated its twentieth anniversary.

  • Michael Apkon, the new CEO at Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children, shared his goals for the hospital.