Health & Science

July 19, 2019 Large Image
Tufts University and TGen novel findings for this deadly bone cancer could lead to better treatments for people and pets

BOSTON, Mass., and PHOENIX, Ariz., (July 19, 2019)—A bone cancer known as osteosarcoma is genetically similar in dogs and human children,...

painting of cattle in Africa.
July 18, 2019 Large Image
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

Rinderpest, a highly contagious cattle disease that killed millions of cows—leading to the starvation of countless people—over thousands of years...

A deer tick in a white container. A Tufts expert says the Lyme bacterium predates U.S. labs that conspiracists say unleashed ticks on public.
July 18, 2019 Large Image
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

The U.S. House of Representatives last week voted to...

A student and a veterinary professor kneeling on the floor working on a simulation dog. Emergency care veterinarian Sean Majoy is working to ensure that police K-9s receive lifesaving care.
July 17, 2019 Large Image
After years of treating military working dogs, a Tufts emergency care veterinarian is trying to ensure that police K-9s receive the same lifesaving care


Cultured human breast cells, which are oval-shaped and blue against a black backdrop. The cells are shown after irradiation exposure, with green spots inside the blue ovals depicting DNA damage.
July 16, 2019 Large Image

BOSTON (July 16, 2019)— A new study published in Cell Reports found that a transcription factor called Slug serves as ‘command central’ for...