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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.

Harnessing Antibodies as Pathogen Hunters

Tufts researcher finds combining the right antibody with the right delivery system may prevent many diseases before they wreak havoc in the body

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Racing to save humans through animal research

Professor Jonathan Runstadler comments on his lab’s work studying SARS-CoV-2 and the potential for transmission between humans and animals in a @avmajournals story about the contributions from veterinary researchers around the virus.

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FDA Approves a Third COVID-19 Vaccine

Cummings School veterinary pathologist aided research behind new single-dose vaccine from Johnson & Johnson

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Keeping an Eye on the Human-Animal Interface

Infectious disease researchers Kaitlin Sawatzki, Nichola Hill, and Wendy Puryear spoke with Nature’s LabAnimal on viral surveillance at the human-animal interface.

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Coronavirus FAQs

Professor Jonathan Runstadler contributed his expertise to NPR’s Goats and Soda for a coronavirus FAQ on a range of topics.

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Which animals can catch COVID-19, which can’t — and why it matters.

Professor Jonathan Runstadler comments in a Vox article about which animals are most susceptible to SARS-CoV-2

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Investigating Cancer Treatments’ Effects on the Heart and Blood Vessels

Tufts’ human and veterinary medical researchers collaborate to prevent and better treat cardiovascular damage in people and pets who have survived cancer

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A Push to Prevent the Next Pandemic

Cummings School expertise is key to a global program headed by the university that aims to stop new viruses from becoming a widespread danger to humans.

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Our Four-Legged Friends During COVID-19

Megan Mueller, the Elizabeth Arnold Stevens Junior Professor at Cummings School, and Clinical Assistant Professor Stephanie Borns-Weil were featured on WCVB’s Chronicle talking about the human-animal bond and animal behavior during the pandemic.

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EEE: Lower impact than expected in 2020

Professor Sam Telford spoke with Boston 25 about why human EEE cases in Massachusetts are lower than expected so far in 2020.

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