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Cummings in Action

Helping Humans

Cummings School enjoys a rich history of innovation and a strong commitment towards advancing understanding of health and disease. As a research community, we seek new and innovative ways of preventing human and animal diseases before they develop, and cures and therapies for others. Our faculty pushes the boundaries of discovery every day as they pursue new medicines, innovative surgical techniques and unique treatment methods. The research being conducted at Cummings School -- both in laboratories and in clinical studies-- is advancing health care for animals and humans.

Can We Eradicate Goat Plague?

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.

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A Rescue Mission

For years, international organizations have turned to Jim and Jenny Desmond to care for primates in crisis and to track dangerous diseases. Now, they’re taking on their toughest challenge yet.

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The Flu Hunters

A new research team at Cummings School is racing to keep the world ahead of the next pandemic.

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Collaborating For A Cure

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

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Benefits of Reading to Spot

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

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Elephants in Kenya

Jumbo Mission

Tufts embraced the mighty pachyderm as its mascot more than a century ago. Now the university is rallying to save his species from extinction, while a sanctuary in Kenya rescues the babies.

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Dogs: To Hug or Not to Hug

The answer is that it depends on the circumstances—there is no blanket rule

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Going to the Dogs (And Cats)

When it comes to nutrition, we have a lot in common with our pets. Diet also plays a role in our shared ailments, such as heart disease. Researchers across the university are looking at what nutrition research could learn from companion animals.

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Lethal Parasite

Cummings School scientists seek to prevent a potentially fatal infection that hits young children in the developing world.

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