Health & Science

Cross-section of a severely diseased heart valve in a dog with myxomatous mitral valve disease and congestive heart failure.
July 14, 2017 Large Image
Study of canine mitral valve disease and congestive heart failure provides clues to target therapies in dogs and human mitral valve prolapse

GRAFTON, Mass. (July 14, 2017)—Researchers at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University have...

Kristen Antoon
July 13, 2017 Large Image
Cummings School’s Kristen Antoon, one of 20 veterinary technicians in the country certified in cardiology, talks about the challenges and rewards of her work

Kristen Antoon, a veterinary technician at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine’s ...

a vial containing ticks
July 11, 2017 Large Image
Scientists are stumped by a jump in cases of Powassan virus, a life-threatening tick-borne neurological disease

On paper, Powassan virus sounds like your basic nightmare. A tick-borne infection with no vaccine and no cure, it kills 1 in 10 people who get it...

Jim McGovern and Anthony Monaco
June 29, 2017 Large Image
With a Tufts research center’s funding under threat, President Monaco headed to Washington to rally support

Tufts President Anthony Monaco was on Capitol Hill on Wednesday and Thursday, expressing strong opposition to President Trump’s proposal to defund...

woman applying bug spray to a boy
June 28, 2017 Large Image
5 tips from an expert at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Deer ticks can carry six different infections in the eastern United States, and the risk of contracting Lyme disease alone is enough reason to...