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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.

Humane Society International’s Kelly Donithan, VG12, giving water to a koala bear as part of the disaster relief from the fires in Australia

An S.O.S. for Australian Wildlife

Wildfires are ravaging the continent’s wild marsupials and other animals—Cummings School alumni are on the ground helping

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clear glass bottle with numerous deer tick captured for lyme disease research

Join the Fight Against Lyme Disease

The Lyme Disease Challenge event November 1 seeks students and faculty from disparate fields to combat the disease

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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

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Mighty Mice

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

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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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Veterinary Teaching Hospitals Update: Emergency & Essential Cases Only. Call Ahead. Read More