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Animal Instinct

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Can we capitalize on kids’ affinity for animals to foster diversity in veterinary medicine and other STEM fields?

Catching Every Cancer Cell

Friday, June 1st, 2018

A veterinary surgeon tests an experimental imaging technology with help from Tufts at Tech.

Pets in nursing homes bring both benefits and risks

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Deborah Linder spoke with Reuters about a study by The Ohio State University on the benefits and risks of having pets in nursing homes. She emphasized the positive effects but noted that proper precautions need to be taken to ensure safety for all involved.

A Command Center in the Mammalian Brain Orchestrates Parenting Behaviors

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

In articles appearing in Scientific American and The Scientist, Cummings School’s Dr. Robert Bridges commented on a new study on the neural circuitry responsible for the complex behavior of parenting in mice, conducted by a team of researchers at Harvard University.

Influenza’s wild origins in the animals around us

Friday, March 9th, 2018

With the 100th anniversary of the “Spanish flu” approaching, Jonathan Runstadler writes a piece for the Conversation US looking at the origin of influenza in animals and how understanding the ecology and history of the disease in animals could provide valuable information to aid in preventing future risks to humans.

Benefits of Reading to Spot

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

In a study, reading aloud to dogs improved children’s attitudes toward school books.

Promising Experimental Drug Treating Dogs With Cancer

Friday, January 12th, 2018

WBZ-TV (CBS Boston) A clinical drug trial for lymphoma in dogs, currently enrolling at Cummings School, has shown promising results in the treatment of the disease. Drs. Cheryl London and Abbey Sadowski were interviewed for… Read More

Paws for People animal-assisted therapy program provides comfort, hope

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette ran a feature story highlighting Tufts Paws for People animal-assisted therapy team, Katie Young, MAPP15, and her dog Ilsa, and the work they do in the Central Massachusetts area. Katie has also worked as a licensed veterinary technician at Tufts at Tech and currently teaches in Worcester Technical High School’s Veterinary Assisting Program.

How Dogs Think

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

A scientist explores how genetics and experience shape the canine mind.

Can We Eradicate Goat Plague?

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

A Cummings School researcher is looking to wipe out a viral illness that threatens endangered species-and the livelihoods of families in the developing world.