Newly identified genomic causes of severe compulsive behavior in dogs could further understanding of human OCD

Research led by investigators in veterinary and human medicine has identified genetic pathways that exacerbate severity of canine compulsive disorder in Doberman pinschers, a discovery that could lead to better therapies for obsessive compulsive disorder in people.

Study Finds Parental Stress Triggers Depression Related Immune Changes Across Generations

A 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.

Gorilla Medicine

These great apes share 98.5 percent of their genes with us—which makes them susceptible to our diseases. Learn how wildlife veterinarians are protecting these endangered animals in Africa.

Lethal Parasite

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

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.