Health & Science

a white poodle
May 9, 2017 Large Image
Studies of dogs that lose their hair from cancer treatments could benefit humans, too

While it’s rare for dogs undergoing chemotherapy to lose their hair, when they do, some owners will stop treatment for their pets because they...

Aimee Shen in her Tufts University lab
May 5, 2017 Large Image
Inside Aimee Shen’s quest to eradicate one of our most common—and potentially deadly—infections

When a patient visits a doctor’s office or a hospital, they’re usually seeking relief for an ailment. But many will leave with more than just a...

May 4, 2017 Large Image
Astrocytes regulate intensity of neuronal signals linked to learning and memory by sensing wakefulness

BOSTON (May 4, 2017, noon, EDT)—Neuroscientists at Tufts University School of Medicine have discovered a new signaling pathway that directly...

donkey in Morocco
April 28, 2017 Large Image
An online connection with Morocco allows Cummings School students to learn about treating donkeys, mules and horses that suffer from conditions rarely seen in the U.S.

Four fourth-year veterinary students huddled around a laptop in a seminar room at Cummings School’s Hospital for Large Animals on a chilly Friday...

April 27, 2017 Large Image
New analysis shows areas with highest rates and counts of hep C infections in Massachusetts

BOSTON (April 27, 2017)—An innovative analysis combining geographic information systems (GIS), spatial epidemiology, and statistical modeling...