Research in Action! News and Stories From Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is extremely proud of the achievements and ongoing work of the faculty, staff and students performing research on our campus and internationally with investigators from other universities, teaching hospitals and industry. Our projects are producing advances that are improving the health of domestic and wild animals, people, the environment and the food we consume.

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  • 3D printed pill samples gut microbiome to aid diagnosis and treatment July 24, 2019
    The pill is the first known working device capable of non-invasively and accurately assessing the profile of bacterial species inhabiting any stage of the gastrointestinal tractMEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (July 24, 2019) — A research team led by Tufts University engineers has developed a 3D printed ingestible pill that samples bacteria found in the gut -- known […]
  • Study reveals genetic similarities of osteosarcoma between dogs and children July 19, 2019
    Tufts University and TGen novel findings for this deadly bone cancer could lead to better treatments for people and petsBOSTON, Mass., and PHOENIX, Ariz., (July 19, 2019)—A bone cancer known as osteosarcoma is genetically similar in dogs and human children, according to the results of a study published today by Tufts University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute […]
  • Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University hosts 37th Commencement May 13, 2019
    NORTH GRAFTON, Mass. (May 13, 2019)–Equipped to excel at career paths ranging from veterinary medicine to conservation medicine, the study of infectious disease, and advancement of animal policy and animal welfare issues, 147 students will be awarded degrees on Sunday, May 19, at 3 p.m. from New England’s only veterinary school, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine […]

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Department of Biomedical Sciences

  • Helping Women in Recovery helping woman in recoveryCreating better animal models may help pregnant women—and support children exposed to opioids in utero.
  • Ever Wonder: How Does Depression Affect Us? 170421_EW_depressed_S A disease that is distinct from sadness, it influences people differently, says biomedical sciences professor The Tufts video series Ever Wonder features faculty and other experts answering questions for the curious about all manner of topics—from why we have cravings to why the oceans are salty. You can view the entire series at Source:
  • Drug Abuse and the Family Tree Elizabeth ByrnesOpioid use in adolescence may affect the health of the next generation and beyond
  • Study Finds Parental Stress Triggers Depression Related Immune Changes Across Generations Mother and ChildA recent study by Benjamin C. Nephew, PhD, documents transgenerational effects of social stress on the immune systems and suggests that immune-based interventions may be effective at preventing or treating disorders such as depression, anxiety, and asthma in depressed mothers, their children, and future generations.

Department of Clinical Sciences

  • Benefits of Reading to Spot 08/03/2017 - Medford/Somerville, Mass. - A child participating in a research study reads to a dog on August 3, 2017. Deborah Linder, Research Assistant Professor at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, is leading a project to study the effect of therapy dogs on the stress level of children working on reading skills.   (Alonso Nichols/Tufts University) CROP NAME OUT BEFORE USEIn a study, reading aloud to dogs improved children’s attitudes toward school books.
  • Promising Experimental Drug Treating Dogs With Cancer cancerdog_dozerWBZ-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 this story about how the treatment helped one local dog and how it might have the potential to help advance treatment ...
  • Tufts Researchers Find First Genomic Biomarkers in Extracellular Vesicles heartdiseasetufts-8212d362The article discusses a study by Vicky Yang, Andy Hoffman and others from Cummings School’s Department of Clinical Sciences that found important biomarkers in extracellular vesicles in dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) and congestive heart failure.
  • Curiosity Saved the Cats Curiosity Saved the Cats_510x300_InteriorFinalThe untold story of how a small team of researchers saved the lives of millions of felines—and helped identify the cause of AIDS.

Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health

Department of Environmental and Population Health