Mariel Priven is a former Managing Editor at The Tufts Daily. She is a junior studying community health. Mariel can be reached at [email protected]

Bite-Size Science: Boston Children’s Hospital develops COVID-19 neutralizing antibody in mice

Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have developed an antibody capable of neutralizing all known SARS-CoV-2 variants in pre-clinical assessments, according to an August pre-print. The study published within Science Immunology, presents a potential solution to future variants of concern, as this is the first effective antibody that neutralizes all major variants through the recent Omicron BA.5 […]

This week in Science: FDA okays e-cig, first malaria vaccine approved, toilet bats discovered

FDA authorizes e-cigarette marketing for the first time The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted market authorization to an electronic cigarette company for the first time on Tuesday, approving certain products for sale in the United States. The FDA approved three products from R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company’s brand, Vuse, in an effort to diminish the […]

Dental school professor sues Tufts, alleges gender discrimination and retaliation

Melissa Ing (D’89), an associate professor at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, filed a lawsuit earlier this year accusing the university of gender discrimination and retaliation for complaining of alleged sexual harassment. Ing is currently awaiting trial by jury.  The lawsuit claims that Ing, who began working for Tufts in 2011, received inappropriate […]

Tufts medical students match into residencies, handle pandemic-influenced process

Becca Bell, a fourth-year medical student who recently matched at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for otolaryngology, explained how TUSM’s Maine Track program guided her career choices. As part of the Maine program, Bell did her third and fourth years of medical school at Maine Medical Center.

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