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Bulldogs' screw tails linked to human genetic disease
With their small size, stubby faces and wide-set eyes, bulldogs, French bulldogs and Boston terriers are among the most popular of domestic dog breeds. (2019-01-03)
Better understanding of dog body language could make interactions safer
A better understanding of the way dogs communicate distress could be the first step in reducing the risk of dog bites for both children and adults, a new study has found. (2018-12-20)
For gait transitions, stability often trumps energy savings
Working with nine animal models, researchers find a preference for stability over energy conservation during speed-related gait transitions. (2018-12-20)
Researchers make world's smallest tic-tac-toe game board with DNA
Researchers in the lab of Lulu Qian, assistant professor of bioengineering, have developed new dynamic DNA origami technology. (2018-12-20)
Researchers pioneer use of new method to treat life-threatening heart arrhythmias in dogs
Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers have developed a new treatment for dogs with a rare, but life-threatening, arrhythmia caused by atrioventricular accessory pathways (APs). (2018-12-10)
Smelling the forest not the trees: Why animals are better at sniffing complex smells
Animals are much better at smelling a complex 'soup' of odorants rather than a single pure ingredient, a new study by the University of Sussex has revealed. (2018-12-10)
Interventions in dog populations could reduce rabies in rural China
Domestic dogs play a key role in the transmission and expansion of rabies in rural areas of China, according to a study published Dec. (2018-12-06)
Mutations boost immunity: Toward a cancer vaccine
In a new study, Stephen Albert Johnston and his colleagues describe a method for pinpointing tumor-specific factors in blood that can elicit a protective immune response in the body and may one day be harnessed to produce an effective vaccine against the disease. (2018-11-26)
The taming of the dog, cow, horse, pig and rabbit
Research at the Earlham Institute into one of the 'genetic orchestra conductors', microRNAs, sheds light on our selectively guided evolution of domestic pets and farmyard animals such as dogs and cows. (2018-11-20)
Princeton geneticist solves long-standing finch beak mystery
Princeton biologist Bridgett vonHoldt is best known for her work with canines, but when she compared the genes of large-beaked Cameroonian finches to those of their smaller-beaked counterparts, she found the answer to a 20-year old mystery: 300,000 base pairs, apparently inherited as a unit, always varied between them, and right in the middle of that genetic sequence was the well-known growth factor, IGF-1. (2018-11-19)
Dogs know when they don't know
In a new study, researchers have shown that dogs possess some 'metacognitive' abilities -- specifically, they are aware of when they do not have enough information to solve a problem and will actively seek more information. (2018-11-19)
Duke forms prototype of robot dog nose
Every day, thousands of trained K9 dogs sniff out narcotics, explosives and missing people. (2018-11-19)
No link between 'hypoallergenic' dogs and lower risk of childhood asthma
Growing up with dogs is linked to a lower risk of asthma, especially if the dogs are female, a new study from Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University in Sweden shows. (2018-11-15)
Helping an oral diabetes drug go the extra mile
Stephen Buckley and colleagues have reformulated a prospective therapy for type 2 diabetes (T2D) now under clinical investigation as an oral treatment. (2018-11-14)
Treatment for canine leishmaniasis exists in Brazilian vaccine
A vaccine used to prevent dogs from contracting the deadly, parasitic disease canine leishmaniasis also can be used to treat currently infected dogs, found Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Iowa, providing a new avenue of treatment for millions of infected dogs globally. (2018-11-14)
New report finds tropical disease causing heart problems in dogs assisting with homeland security duties
More than 100 working dogs employed by the federal government across the United States have been infected with the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, the cause of Chagas disease, which may lead to heart problems, according to a new study presented today at the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Meeting. (2018-10-31)
Spay and neuter for dogs: Avoiding the health consequences
In the United States, spaying or neutering a dog has become standard practice to reduce pet overpopulation. (2018-10-30)
New study reports dogs successfully diagnosed malaria by sniffing socks worn by African children
As the global battle against malaria stalls, scientists may be adding a novel tool to the fight: sniffer dogs. (2018-10-29)
Sniffer dogs could detect malaria in people
Dogs could be trained to sniff out malaria in people according to new research aimed at preventing the spread of the deadly disease. (2018-10-29)
Study explains why tall individuals are more prone to cancer
For most cancers, risk increases dramatically with age. But what about the effect of having more cells in the body? (2018-10-26)
What makes a good working dog? Canine 'aptitude test' might offer clues
A canine cognition test could help organizations that train working dogs identify the dogs that are most likely to succeed, according to new research led by the University of Arizona. (2018-10-25)
A dog's color could impact longevity, increase health issues
New research led by the University of Sydney has revealed the life expectancy of chocolate Labradors is significantly lower than their black and yellow counterparts. (2018-10-21)
Labrador retrievers at risk of various health problems
Labrador retrievers, the second most popular dog breed in the UK, are vulnerable to a number of health conditions, according to a study published in the open-access journal Canine Genetics and Epidemiology. (2018-10-21)
Scientists chase mystery of how dogs process words
Experimental results suggest that dogs have at least a rudimentary neural representation of meaning for words they have been taught, differentiating words they have heard before from those they have not. (2018-10-15)
UK Alabama rot risk may be linked to certain types of dog breed and habitat
The risk of contracting renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV), popularly known as Alabama rot, may be higher in certain types of dog breed and land habitat, indicate two linked studies published in this week's Vet Record. (2018-10-10)
Puppy killing disease rampant in Australia
A University of Sydney study has found that canine parvovirus (CPV), a highly contagious and deadly disease that tragically kills puppies, is more prevalent than previously thought with 20,000 cases found in Australia each year, and nearly half of these cases result in death. (2018-10-09)
Cleaning procedure prevents therapy dogs from spreading MRSA to children with cancer
Therapy dogs help ease stress in young patients with cancer, but can spread methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), putting vulnerable kids at risk for a serious infection. (2018-10-05)
Why huskies have blue eyes
DNA testing of more than 6,000 dogs has revealed that a duplication on canine chromosome 18 is strongly associated with blue eyes in Siberian Huskies, according to a study published Oct. (2018-10-04)
The dog, when treated with insecticide, is man's best friend
Treating dogs at a community level with systemic insecticide could considerably reduce the transmission of visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil, according to a modelling study led by ISGlobal, an institution supported by 'la Caixa' Foundation. (2018-10-03)
Dog intelligence 'not exceptional'
People who think dogs are exceptionally intelligent are barking up the wrong tree, new research shows. (2018-10-01)
Millions of birds die in collisions each year, but lights could change that
Millions of birds die each year in collisions with planes. (2018-09-26)
Study reveals best available science for predator-livestock coexistence
A new study published in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS Biology reveals certain nonlethal methods are effective for managing predators in agricultural landscapes. (2018-09-18)
Sniffing out error in detection dog data
New research finds three alternative answers beyond errors in handler or dog training that can explain why dogs trained to identify scat for conservation purposes sometimes collect non-target scats. (2018-09-14)
TGen-led canine melanoma study identifies genetic basis of disease; potential drug targets
TGen and its collaborators from across the nation used multiple genomic analysis techniques to identify several gene mutations that could be the keys to what drives melanoma in dogs. (2018-09-07)
CRISPR halts Duchenne muscular dystrophy progression in dogs
Scientists for the first time have used CRISPR gene editing to halt the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in a large mammal, according to a study by UT Southwestern that provides a strong indication that a lifesaving treatment may be in the pipeline. (2018-08-30)
More than a label: shelter dog genotyping reveals inaccuracy of breed assignments
Arizona State University scientists used genetic testing in over 900 shelter dogs to identify breed heritage in the largest study of its kind. (2018-08-23)
Fresh and raw diets for dogs may have health benefits, study says
Many dog owners think of their furry companions as part of the family, and now products are available to feed them that way, too. (2018-08-23)
New type 1 diabetes therapy shows promise for long-term reversal in both humans, dogs
A collagen formulation mixed with pancreatic cells, developed by Purdue University researchers in collaboration with the Indiana University School of Medicine, is the first minimally invasive therapy to successfully reverse Type 1 diabetes within 24 hours and maintain insulin independence for at least 90 days, a pre-clinical animal study shows. (2018-08-21)
Future filters
UCSB chemical engineers uncover ways to pattern solid surfaces to enhance how water interacts with them (2018-08-20)
Knockdown and replace: A gene therapy twofer to treat blindness
More than 150 different mutations in the light-sensing molecule rhodopsin can cause retinitis pigmentosa, characterized by a progressive loss of night and peripheral vision. (2018-08-20)
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