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  • A Command Center in the Mammalian Brain Orchestrates Parenting Behaviors
    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. ... read more
  • Seal management research on Nantucket Island, MA
    Conflict and consensus in stakeholder views of seal management on Nantucket Island, MA, USA Jennifer Jackman (MAPP alumna 2005), Lauren Bettencourt (MAPP alumna 2016), Jerry Vaske, Michele Sweeney, Katharine Bloom, Allen Rutberg, Brandi Brook Marine Policy Published: March 20, 2018, DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.03.006 Abstract With recovery of seal populations after their ... read more
  • Influenza’s wild origins in the animals around us
    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. ... read more
  • Benefits of Reading to Spot
    In a study, reading aloud to dogs improved children's attitudes toward school books. ... read more
  • Promising Experimental Drug Treating Dogs With Cancer
    WBZ-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 ... read more