Winter 2015

Potential Breakthrough on Liver Cancer

The hormone prolactin may help prevent the disease

In the battle of humans versus disease, the latter usually gets the upper hand. >>

Bionic Skulls

Veterinary orthopedist borrows from human medicine to repair canine facial fractures

To treat dogs with shattered facial bones, veterinary orthopedist Randy Boudrieau has taken a >>

DIY Gene Therapy

A new approach for treating botulism could thwart other disease-causing toxins

Gene therapy could be more effective than existing treatments for botulism, a rare paralytic >>

Got Microbes?

Unpasteurized milk is teeming with bacteria, Meera Sriram, V16, discovers

Who knew that what you pour on your cereal in the morning could be >>

Anatomy of an Abuser

This year more than 1 million animals will be injured on purpose. One student has given veterinarians and law enforcement a way to stop it

When a dog or cat comes into the clinic with injuries caused by blunt-force >>

Partners in Healing

Veterinarians and physicians are poised to deliver a knockout blow to the cancers their patients share

When Renee Holden saw the large lump under her cat’s tongue, her instincts told >>

New Digs

A rare toad gets a tour of potential habitats on Cape Cod

A plump Eastern spadefoot toad sits placidly in a patch of meadow on Cape >>

Real-World Science

The Tufts Institute for Innovation crosses disciplines to take on global problems

Four research teams at Tufts have set out to solve some daunting public health >>

Boogie Bird

The cockatoo's ability to keep a beat may be as rare in nature as language is

When a colleague showed Aniruddh Patel a YouTube clip of a sulfur-crested cockatoo named >>

Top Stories

Anatomy of an Abuser

This year more than 1 million animals will be injured on purpose. One student has given veterinarians and law enforcement a way to stop it

Ultra Sound

Keeping elite sport horses at their peak

What Fuels Ebola?

The origins and ecology of the deadly disease

Partners in Healing

Veterinarians and physicians are poised to deliver a knockout blow to the cancers their patients share

Call of the Wild

Her office stretches across 24 time zones, and on any given day, you might find Cheryl Rosa, V97, evaluating village sanitation systems or the health of endangered species 

Editor's Picks

Boogie Bird

The cockatoo's ability to keep a beat may be as rare in nature as language is

Bionic Skulls

Veterinary orthopedist borrows from human medicine to repair canine facial fractures

Doggone DNA

All dogs and cats are at risk for inherited health problems. Understanding them can benefit animal and human health

Got Microbes?

Unpasteurized milk is teeming with bacteria, Meera Sriram, V16, discovers

Itching to Know

Advice for dealing with all things lumpy, bumpy, red and splotchy on your pet’s skin