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Research at Cummings School

Cummings School is extremely proud of the achievements and ongoing work of the faculty, staff and students performing research on our campus and internationally.

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.

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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An Oral History: 30 Years of Veterinary Student Research at Cummings School at Tufts University

Cummings School marked the 30th anniversary of its veterinary student research program this year with 33 second- and third-year DVM students participating in summer research projects ranging from clinical, basic-science, and field research to help advance animal and human health. Student research work represented 16 animal species and studies conducted in eight countries over five continents.

Dr. Sawkat Anwer, who established Veterinary Student Research Day and has run it since its inception, shares the history of the pivotal program here.

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This Tufts veterinary student spent the summer playing music for very good dogs to see if it helped with short-term stress

Boston Globe Second-year veterinary student, Sidney Beecy, discusses her research project that looks at the effect of music on short-term stress in dogs. Also quoted is Seana-Dowling Guyer, who is working with Sidney on this project, alongside Dr. Emily McCobb and Tufts University psychology professor, Ani Patel. Read full article here: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/09/27/this-tufts-veterinary-student-spent-summer-playing-music-for-very-good-dogs-see-helped-with-short-term-stress/YEgwEURoy9vhILydLWjBEN/story.html

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Why is there a EEE vaccine for horses but not for humans?

Cummings School Professor Sam Telford, an expert on infections spread by mosquitoes and ticks, explains
Actually, there is a human vaccine for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), but it has never been approved for public use.

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A World Without Rinderpest

Cummings School’s Jeffrey Mariner, who played a key role in eradicating the devastating cattle plague from the wild, weighs in on an effort to destroy laboratory samples of the virus

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3D printed pill samples gut microbiome to aid diagnosis and treatment

The pill is the first known working device capable of non-invasively and accurately assessing the profile of bacterial species inhabiting any stage of the gastrointestinal tract

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Lyme Bacterium Predates the U.S. Lab That Conspiracy Theorists Say Unleashed Ticks on Public

As Congress orders an investigation of whether the Pentagon is to blame for the Lyme disease epidemic, a Cummings School expert explains why that’s a waste of public time and money

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Giraffes Under Parasitic Attack?

Researchers study a skin disease spreading in wild giraffes to understand its cause and the potential threat to these endangered animals

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It May Be Possible to Predict How TB Will Affect Each Patient

If a Cummings School scientist can unlock why tuberculosis affects individuals so differently, she can point the way to more personalized treatments Tuberculosis is the Jekyll and Hyde of infectious disease. It infects a quarter of the world’s people, according to the World Health Organization, but at least 90 percent of them never develop clinical Read More

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Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University hosts 30th National Veterinary Scholars Symposium

The National Veterinary Scholars Symposium (NVSS) is the premier annual scientific colloquium which showcases research accomplishments by veterinary students completing summer research projects. The symposium title “Engaging Veterinarians to advance animal and human health” was representative of the school’s mission and was embraced by the attendees.

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