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human-animal interaction (HAI)

The Cure for the Common Desk Lunch

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Tufts Paws for People’s Walk With Me program is giving the Grafton campus community a reason to gather for some weekly group exercise (it’s coming to Tufts Medical Center soon, too).

Animal Instinct

Friday, June 1st, 2018

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

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.

Animals & Society Short Course 2018

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Animals & Society Short Course: Current Issues in Human-Animal Relationships June 25-29, 2018 presented by The Office of Continuing Education at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine with Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy Course… Read More

Collaborating For A Cure

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Veterinary and human cardiologists at Tufts make the case for studying a heart condition together to accelerate the pace of new treatments.