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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.

Searching for Ways to Defeat COVID-19

Researchers developing therapies and vaccines look to find the best paths forward with the help of a Cummings School veterinary pathologist.

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Social distancing should include pets too, new CDC guidelines say

Postdoctoral scholar Kaitlin Sawatzki talked to Boston Herald about CDC guidelines that recommend social distancing measures for pets.

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How does COVID-19 affect dogs, cats, and other animals? Tufts researchers want your help finding the answer

How does COVID-19 affect dogs, cats, and other animals? Cummings School Professor Jonathan Runstadler talked to 7News – WHDH Boston about how pet and livestock owners can help Tufts researchers find the answer.

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Two New York cats test positive for coronavirus. Here’s what you need to know about the virus and animals.

After two pet cats in New York tested positive for coronavirus, Professor Jonathan Runstadler talked to The Washington Post about what is known about the virus and animals—and his lab’s research to learn more.

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Local study to look for coronavirus in pets

Professor Jonathan Runstadler talked to WCVB Boston about Cummings School’s new study looking for the novel coronavirus in pets.

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Can Pets Get or Spread COVID-19?

Cummings School scientists launch a study to better understand the novel coronavirus and how it may infect pets and other domestic animals

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Meet the Man Leading Indonesia’s COVID-19 Response

Indonesia represents one of the most challenging fronts in the war against COVID-19. Meet the adjunct professor leading the fight against the novel coronavirus in the world’s fourth most-populous country.

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Coronavirus cabin fever? Before stepping outside for that walk, remember it’s tick season

As people venture outside to get fresh air and exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic, experts, including Professor Sam Telford, spoke with the Worcester Telegram & Gazette about the risk of ticks and tick-borne illness as well as preventative measures individuals can take.

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How Does COVID-19 Compare with the Flu?

A Cummings School expert on influenza and infectious disease shares what we might expect to see as the new coronavirus continues to spread—and how to stay safe

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Testing A New Addiction Therapy

A neuroscientist at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine studies a new way to potentially curb the opioid cravings that contribute to relapse

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