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Tufts University to lead $100M program to reduce risk of zoonotic viral spillover, spread

Tufts University to lead $100M program to reduce risk of zoonotic viral spillover, spread

1 month ago   |   Tufts University

The STOP Spillover program will involve large consortium of wildlife and human disease experts from Cummings School, the university, and organizations across the world.
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Eight years in, Tufts at Tech community clinic seen as model

Eight years in, Tufts at Tech community clinic seen as model

2 monthes ago   |   Tufts University

VIN News looks back at the success of Tufts at Tech since it opened, including commentary from clinic director Greg Wolfus, V98, and others.
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Summer Book Recommendations

Summer Book Recommendations

5 monthes ago   |   Tufts University

What's worth reading? Tufts faculty, staff, and alumni share their favorite books As summer rolls around, we ask the Tufts community to offer book recommendations, and this...
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The Time to Vaccinate Horses for EEE Is Now

The Time to Vaccinate Horses for EEE Is Now

5 monthes ago   |   Tufts University

Equine veterinarian says the region is likely in the middle of a three-year surge in the viral disease, which kills 90% of infected horses
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Can Alpacas Come to the Rescue?

Can Alpacas Come to the Rescue?

6 monthes ago   |   Tufts University

Professor Charles Shoemaker is helping investigate if alpaca antibodies can produce better diagnostic agents and antiviral therapeutics for COVID-19.
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How Could COVID-19 Have Been Prevented?

How Could COVID-19 Have Been Prevented?

6 monthes ago   |   Tufts University   |   2 articles

Assistant professor Felicia Nutter explains why we need to understand interactions among humans, animals, and their ecosystems to avoid future pandemics.
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Will the Novel Coronavirus Become Seasonal?

Will the Novel Coronavirus Become Seasonal?

6 monthes ago   |   Tufts University

Distinguished professor Saul Tzipori explains how much we still have to learn about SARS-Co-2 infections and immunity.
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Are Threatened Wildlife Species Safe from COVID-19?

Are Threatened Wildlife Species Safe from COVID-19?

6 monthes ago   |   Tufts University   |   2 articles

Research assistant professor Chris Whittier says the pandemic raises many questions around the relationship between human, animal, and the environmental health.
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What Is Behind COVID-19 Spillover Events?

What Is Behind COVID-19 Spillover Events?

6 monthes ago   |   Tufts University

Professor Jonathan Runstadler discusses his lab's work to investigate genetic mutations and other factors that enable the SARS-CoV-2 virus to jump species.
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Biosecurity Must Include Measures for Epidemic Disease

Biosecurity Must Include Measures for Epidemic Disease

6 monthes ago   |   Tufts University

Professor Sam Telford says the U.S. was caught so unprepared to fight COVID-19-and asks how we will learn from this experience and invest going forward.
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Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing

I'm writing this post primarily because I am currently dreaming of the subject. Having been penned in our house for the last month , the last time we have been out birding... Read more ...

Dog Who Charged Into Gunfire To Save Soldiers Receives Highest Honor

Dog Who Charged Into Gunfire To Save Soldiers Receives Highest Honor

Not all heroes wear capes. Some are covered in fur with wagging tails. Military K9 Kuno went above and beyond during his duties, risking his own life to save the lives of... Read more ...

Carla Abellana's Rescue Dog Dies Only Hours After She Saves Another Dog

Carla Abellana's Rescue Dog Dies Only Hours After She Saves Another Dog

Actress and animal welfare advocate Carla Abellana has dedicated her life to helping animals in need. Whenever she can save a dog's life, she doesn't hesitate. But the most... Read more ...

Greece Passes Revolutionary Animal Cruelty Laws After Horrific Abuse

Greece Passes Revolutionary Animal Cruelty Laws After Horrific Abuse

Greece is taking strides towards protecting the rights of dogs and other animals throughout their nation. How? The Greek parliament recently passed a law that punishes animal... Read more ...

Dog Declared A Stray Turned Out To Be Missing For 7 Years

Dog Declared A Stray Turned Out To Be Missing For 7 Years

It could happen to any dog parent. A broken leash, a startling sound, an open door, a distracting scent... no matter how it happens, millions of dogs go missing every single... Read more ...

Home Sweet Habitat

Home Sweet Habitat

Some animals are amazing architects! Spiders weave webs, birds build nests, and beavers construct lodges and dams while also creating a habitat for many other animals. So let's... Read more ...

Feeling and Weather Journal

Feeling and Weather Journal

Have you ever noticed that your mood may change with the weather? Maybe you feel a little happier on sunny days and a little sad on rainy or cloudy days? Or maybe you notice a... Read more ...

Man Adopts Longest Resident At Animal Shelter After Losing His Mom

Man Adopts Longest Resident At Animal Shelter After Losing His Mom

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of loss and heartbreak to people around the world. In the spring of 2020, Wilfredo Vega from South Daytona, Florida faced his worst... Read more ...

Scientific Research Tells Us What Dogs Are Thinking

Scientific Research Tells Us What Dogs Are Thinking

I bet you've looked at your dog's innocent little eyes and wondered, “What's he thinking?” Unlike my Yorkie, Leonard, who stands on my chest, cries in my face, and then leads... Read more ...

We came out to just look, not really sure if

We came out to just look, not really sure if we wanted a brother for our then 8-month-old Labrador Retriever. Then after visiting with four fur babies we sat down in front of... Read more ...