Spring 2019

Predicting TB’s Course

If a scientist can unlock why the bacterium that causes tuberculosis affects individuals so differently, she can point the way to more personalized treatments.

Tuberculosis is the Jekyll and Hyde of infectious disease. It infects a quarter of >>

Can Other Pain Treatments Work as Well as Opioids?

Cummings School researchers study alternative postsurgical therapies for dogs.

Opioids are among the most effective pain relievers in dogs and cats, but amid >>

A Chicken and Egg Problem

Urban dwellers looking to raise backyard chickens must take precautions to prevent lead exposure.

When Teresa McGowan and her husband first bought their Somerville, Massachusetts, home in 2004, >>

The Mother Load

Women who are pregnant, raising children, or considering parenthood at U.S. veterinary training institutions may lack adequate support.

Mothers who work outside the home already know the stress of balancing their families’ >>

A Team Effort

The Aldridge Lab at Tufts School of Medicine is helping revolutionize the understanding and treatment of tuberculosis.

In a Biosafety Level-3 laboratory on Tufts’ health sciences campus, School of Medicine Assistant >>

Top Stories

Swimming with Sharks

An alum helps us better understand sharks through photography and research.

Looking through the Eyes of Animals

Temple Grandin on the importance of first impressions, why “draconian leash laws” are a problem for dogs, and more.

Are Essential Oils Dangerous to Pets?

Yes, they can be, so follow these tips to keep your animals safe.

Editor's Picks

Meet Our New Dean

A visionary leader in veterinary medicine takes the helm of New England’s only veterinary school.

A Chicken and Egg Problem

Urban dwellers looking to raise backyard chickens must take precautions to prevent lead exposure.

Mastering the Art of Communication

Before heading into clinics and hospitals, veterinary students practice having difficult conversations with clients.