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  • Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering Jerry Meldon Dies July 20, 2017
    Meldon is remembered for his empathy, humor and passion Jerry Meldon, an associate professor of chemical engineering and a Tufts faculty member since 1978, died on Tuesday when he drowned while swimming in a lake in North Carolina. He was 69. Jianmin Qu, dean of the School of Engineering, said Meldon was “a great asset […]
  • Bridging the gap in the biomedical sciences July 17, 2017
    Long-running program introduces undergraduates from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine and science to biomedical research, mentors in the fieldUndergraduates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in biomedical science are at Tufts for Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences, a 10-week program providing scientific seminars and research, workshops, and mentoring for students to learn more about careers in the field.
  • Researchers find first genomic biomarkers in extracellular vesicles in veterinary patients July 14, 2017
    Study of canine mitral valve disease and congestive heart failure provides clues to target therapies in dogs and human mitral valve prolapse Researchers at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University have discovered important biomarkers in extracellular vesicles in dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease and congestive heart failure. This is the first biomarker […]
  • On the Front Lines of Animal Heart Care July 13, 2017
    Cummings School’s Kristen Antoon, one of 20 veterinary technicians in the country certified in cardiology, talks about the challenges and rewards of her workKristen Antoon, a veterinary technician at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine’s Foster Hospital for Small Animals, a year ago became the 20th certified veterinary technician specialist in cardiology in the United States.