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2012-06-26 10:32:06

'CATCH' and 'FETCH' scores help veterinarians and pet owners make critical decisions Quality of life has become accepted as an important predictor of survival among human patients with heart failure. Now veterinarians at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University have developed two surveys that may prove to be similarly useful in evaluating the quality of life for dogs and cats with heart disease. Known as "FETCH" (Functional Evaluation of Cardiac Health) and "CATCH"...

2011-08-10 20:47:16

Pilot study's results published in veterinary school white paper Second graders who read aloud to a canine over the summer seem to maintain their reading skills during the dog days of summer, according to a pilot study published today by the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. In the study, published in a whitepaper on the school's website, second-grade students with a range of reading aptitudes and attitudes toward reading were paired with dogs"”or...

2011-01-07 09:16:00

JAX Track at Tufts Combines Training in Human Genetics, Mouse Models and Bioinformatics to Accelerate Research into Human Disease BAR HARBOR, Maine and BOSTON, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts, and Tufts University School of Medicine have unveiled a new mammalian genetics track for Ph.D. students. The joint track offers students in-depth research and training at both JAX and Tufts. Combining the...

2010-11-19 09:03:00

BOSTON and GRAFTON, Mass., Nov 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have developed a promising new approach to vaccination for rotavirus, a common cause of severe diarrheal disease that is responsible for approximately 500,000 deaths among children in the developing world every year. In a study published in the November issue of Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, a vaccine delivered as nasal drops effectively induced an immune response in mice and protected them from rotavirus...

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2010-01-06 14:11:39

Gene shares family with recently targeted gene for autism A canine chromosome 7 locus that confers a high risk of compulsive disorder susceptibility has been identified through a collaboration between the Behavior Service at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, the Program in Medical Genetics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Broad Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The findings are published in the January 2010 edition of Molecular...

2009-11-20 16:54:56

Tufts Questionnaire Study Reveals Half of Barn Workers Surveyed Experience Cough or Other Ailments The estimated 4.6 million Americans involved in the equine industry may be at risk of developing respiratory symptoms due to poor air quality in horse barns, according to a questionnaire study undertaken earlier this year by investigators at Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.The study"”which polled more than 80 New England horse barn workers"”found that 50...

2008-10-30 09:00:11

Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. (NYSE: CRL) today announced that Dr. Deborah Kochevar, Dean of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, was elected to the Company's Board of Directors. Dr. Kochevar's extensive scientific and veterinary expertise will be an asset to the board as it identifies new opportunities to further enhance the Company's unique portfolio of essential drug discovery and development products and services. As a member of the board, she...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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