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Tufts Researchers, Students Engineer A New Portable Diagnostic Tool For Equine Asthma

April 13, 2022
closeup of horse nostrils, black and white

The Paulick Report highlights efforts by Professor Melissa Mazan and engineering students to develop a device to test for equine asthma (Tufts Now reprint)

A worrisome new bird flu is spreading in American birds and may be here to stay

April 9, 2022
Scientific sampling of eggs in poor condition, analysis of avian influenza in humans, conceptual image

Professor Jonathan Runstadler is quoted in an NPR story on a new highly pathogenic avian influenza that has arrived in the country

What’s The Science Behind Human-Animal Interaction?

March 11, 2022
Megan Mueller, associate professor at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, poses for a photo amidst teaching a child development class focused on human-animal interaction in the spring of 2013. In the background, a trained facility dog demonstrates commands with his handler.

Associate professor Megan Mueller spoke with Plaid Horse magazine about her research into the human-animal bond and her career path

Research on the pet-human bond has boomed in the pandemic. Here’s what studies found

March 4, 2022
A golden retriever is asleep on the family bed

Associate Professor Megan Mueller is quoted throughout a CNN.com story looking at how the pandemic impacted the human-animal bond

If You Haven’t Thought About Coronavirus in Animals, You Should

February 22, 2022
Postdoctoral scholar and animal surveillance coordinator Kaitlin Sawatzki tests samples for the CoVERS study at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.

Postdoctoral scholar Kaitlin Sawatzki comments in The New York Times on coronavirus in animal populations and the school’s CoVERS study