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  • Spatial epidemiology used to identify three key hepatitis C hotspots in Massachusetts April 27, 2017
    New analysis shows areas with highest rates and counts of hep C infections in MassachusettsPublic health researchers from Tufts and colleagues conducted a spatial epidemiology study to identify hotspot clusters of hepatitis C infections in Massachusetts. The information may help to make the best use of funding for education, prevention, testing, and treatment.
  • Care Where the Kids Are April 27, 2017
    At this Boston elementary school, cleanings, fluoride and fillings are available just down the hall, thanks to Tufts dental students“I’m a rock star!” declares Lucy, the pint-sized patient, as she dons a pair of black-and-white oversized sunglasses and prepares to have her teeth counted. The exam comes during a break from her classroom at the […]
  • Wasps and wine: paper wasps found to contribute to sour rot grape disease, a scourge of wine industry April 26, 2017
    MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE (April 26, 2017) – Come harvest season, wine makers have grown accustomed to looking for the telltale signs of a common but devastating threat: black mold and spores combined with a distinct acidic smell. These symptoms are associated with grape sour rot disease, an incurable condition involving the decomposition of damaged berries that ultimately […]
  • Urban Life is #Tweetable April 26, 2017
    Social media analysis finds happiness in Indianapolis and not so much in NewarkHalf of the people on the planet live in cities, so we decided to find out whether urban residents are happy and whether some cities are more desirable than others. We found some of the answers in an unconventional place—your Twitter feed.