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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  • Tufts University, Tufts Medical Center launch center for study of antimicrobial resistance March 7, 2019
    Center for Integrated Management of Antimicrobial Resistance to leverage strengths of the university and medical center to research mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance and develop new strategies for treatment and educationTufts University and Tufts Medical Center unite decades of experience and expertise in infectious disease research and clinical care with the Tufts Center for Integrated Management […]
  • New clinical trials seek treatments for canine cancers, may offer clues on human cancers October 11, 2018
    Trials for osteosarcoma and solid tumors enrolling at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University for eligible canine candidates GRAFTON, Mass. (Oct. 11, 2018)—Two studies into deadly cancers in dogs are now underway, offered through the newly formed Clinical Trials Office at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University. Dogs with spontaneous osteosarcoma, as well as […]
  • Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University hosts 36th Commencement May 14, 2018
    NORTH GRAFTON, Mass., May 14, 2018—Forty years ago, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University became New England’s only veterinary school, focused on education, clinical care and interdisciplinary research. This Sunday, May 20, 2018, at 3pm, the school will award degrees to 147 students—whose studies varied from veterinary medicine to the intersection of animals […]

Cummings in the News

One Health Research

  • Hunting Ebola’s Origins DCIM100GOPROG0110722.Two Tufts alumni contributed to research providing a critical clue into the mysterious cause of the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history
  • Better Together 10/03/2018 - N. Grafton, Mass. - Dr. Cheryl London, Research Professor of Clinical Sciences, poses for a photo with Jack, a golden retriever recovering from bone cancer, during an oncology appointment at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University on October 3, 2018. (Alonso Nichols/Tufts University)How Cheryl London, V90, and clinicians at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center are breaking down silos in cancer research to speed new cures for pets and people.
  • A Step in the Fight Against a Deadly Parasite Scanning electromicrograph styled parasitic infection Cryptosporidium.Scientists devise a new method to store Cryptosporidium and aid vaccine research.

Research News and Stories by Academic Department

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

  • A Step in the Fight Against a Deadly Parasite Scanning electromicrograph styled parasitic infection Cryptosporidium.Scientists devise a new method to store Cryptosporidium and aid vaccine research.
  • Might Mice Mighty Mice FINAL ILLUSTRATION_510x340Cummings School and MIT work with Massachusetts citizens to genetically fight Lyme disease.
  • A Step in the Fight Against a Deadly Parasite 180914_cryptosporidium_research_s Scientists at Tufts devise a method to store the Cryptosporidium parasite, aiding vaccine research efforts In May, just before one of the hottest summers on record, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning about diseases lurking in recreational water facilities like swimming pools and water playgrounds. The culprit in nine out of ...
  • Advancing Breakthroughs for All Species JeffMariner-510x300From eradicating rinderpest to informing environmental policy, Cummings School is making our world a better place.

Department of Environmental and Population Health