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.
Cummings School faculty Carl Kirker-Head and Nick Frank collaborated with Chris Rogers, a professor of mechanical engineering on Tufts’ Medford campus, and his undergraduate engineering students to train their entrepreneurial skills on multimillion-dollar equine legwear industry.
Two malignancies common in golden retrievers share similar DNA markers. A study mapping genes associated with two cancers common in golden retrievers could lead to better prevention and treatment of the disease in dogs as well as similar cancers in people.