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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Groundhogs

Chris Whittier, V97, research assistant professor of conservation medicine at Cummings School, shares the dirt on these important enormous, whistling, burrowing squirrels While many Americans would recognize famed Punxsutawney Phil as a groundhog, they may not know much else about the species. As Groundhog Day approaches on February 2, let’s take a minute to consider Read More

Hunting Ebola’s Origins

Two Tufts alumni contributed to research providing a critical clue into the mysterious cause of the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history

Mighty Mice

Cummings School and MIT work with Massachusetts citizens to genetically fight Lyme disease.

Veterinarian at the Museum

A Tufts alum helped create an exhibit exploring how human pandemics emerge from animals and the environment.

Combating Dogfighting

New research reveals distinct wound patterns from the criminal enterprise—and may provide a new tool for law enforcement.

Animal Instinct

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

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.

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.

The Flu Hunters

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