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Many pet owners keen to have vegan pets, University of Guelph study finds
A growing number of pet owners is interested in feeding their pets plant-based diets. (2019-03-19)
New potential approach to treat atopic dermatitis
How does the immune system respond to fungi on our skin? (2019-03-18)
Who should Fido fear? Depends on relationship
As states around the country move to stiffen punishments for animal cruelty, Michigan State University researchers have found a correlation between the types of animal abuse committed and the perpetrator's relationship to an animal and its owner. (2019-03-18)
Wolves lead, dogs follow -- And both cooperate with humans
The statement is a bold one, especially as wolves have received a lot of negative attention in recent years. (2019-03-14)
The chemistry behind kibble (video)
Have you ever thought about how strange it is that dogs eat these dry, weird-smelling bits of food for their entire lives and never get sick of them? (2019-03-08)
Landscapes of fear, and the large carnivores they feature, important in African ecosystems
A new study focused on Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park, where entire populations of large-mammal predators were nearly extinguished during the Mozambican Civil War, illustrates how the loss of an ecosystem's top carnivores can have far-reaching consequences for prey and plant populations, turning 'landscapes of fear' into 'landscapes of fearlessness' in which emboldened herbivores graze and suppress plants. (2019-03-07)
Estimates of older patients with fractures associated with walking leashed dogs
Dog walking is often suggested as something older adults can do to improve their health. (2019-03-06)
Bone fractures increasing as seniors walk dogs to stay active
Between 2004 and 2017, dog-walking-related fractures in people 65-or-older more than doubled. (2019-03-06)
Scientists find method to boost CRISPR efficiency
Scientists have developed a method to boost the efficiency of CRISPR gene editing in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), according to a study that could have implications for optimizing gene therapies for other diseases. (2019-03-06)
Dingoes should remain a distinct species in Australia
Since the arrival of British settlers over 230 years ago, most Australians have assumed dingoes are a breed of wild dog. (2019-03-05)
Chemical pollutants in the home degrade fertility in both men and dogs, study finds
New research by scientists at the University of Nottingham suggests that environmental contaminants found in the home and diet have the same adverse effects on male fertility in both humans and in domestic dogs. (2019-03-04)
Good dog? Bad dog? Their personalities can change
When dog-parents spend extra time scratching their dogs' bellies, take their dogs out for long walks and games of fetch, or even when they feel constant frustration over their dogs' naughty chewing habits, they are gradually shaping their dogs' personalities. (2019-02-22)
Foxes were domesticated by humans in the Bronze Age
In the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula, between the third and second millennium BC, a widespread funeral practice consisted in burying humans with animals. (2019-02-21)
Dog burial as common ritual in Neolithic populations of north-eastern Iberian Peninsula
Coinciding with the Pit Grave culture (4200-3600 years before our era), coming from Southern Europe, the Neolithic communities of the north-eastern Iberian Peninsula started a ceremonial activity related to the sacrifice and burial of dogs. (2019-02-14)
New clue in curious case of cassowary casque
A team of Australian scientists has completed research that could help solve a 200-year-old mystery surrounding an iconic Australian bird. (2019-02-13)
Cancer comparison across species highlights new drug targets
Cancer genes in mucosal melanoma, a rare and poorly understood subtype of melanoma, have been compared in humans, dogs and horses for the first time by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators. (2019-02-12)
Cross-species cancer comparison uncovers new drug targets, study reveals
Mucosal melanoma arises in non-skin locations such as sinuses, nasal passages and mouth. (2019-02-12)
Solving the mystery of Serengeti's vanishing wild dogs
More than 25 years ago, African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) disappeared from Serengeti National Park. (2019-01-31)
The first spontaneous animal model of human hypophosphatasia uncovered
A gene defect identified in Karelian Bear Dogs causes a severe bone disease. (2019-01-30)
New precision medicine procedure fights cancer, advances treatment for pets and humans
In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists at the University of Missouri have helped advance a patient-specific, precision medicine treatment for bone cancer in dogs. (2019-01-28)
Do bigger brains equal smarter dogs? New study offers answers
Larger dogs have better short-term memory and self-control than smaller breeds, according to research led by the Arizona Canine Cognition Center at the University of Arizona. (2019-01-28)
Overlapping genomic regions underlie canine fearfulness and human mental disorders
Researchers in the University of Helsinki have identified two novel anxiety-related genomic regions in German Shepherd dogs. (2019-01-23)
11,500-year-old animal bones in Jordan suggest early dogs helped humans hunt
11,500 years ago in what is now northeast Jordan, people began to live alongside dogs and may also have used them for hunting, a new study from the University of Copenhagen shows. (2019-01-15)
Medical detection dogs help diabetes patients regulate insulin levels
New research by the University of Bristol in collaboration with Medical Detection Dogs has found that the best trained alert dogs have the potential to vastly improve the quality of life of people living with Type 1 diabetes. (2019-01-15)
Skull scans tell tale of how world's first dogs caught their prey
Analysis of the skulls of lions, wolves and hyenas has helped scientists uncover how prehistoric dogs hunted 40 million years ago. (2019-01-11)
Does opioid use in pets create higher risk for abuse in humans?
The increase in opioid prescriptions for people over the past decade may have been paralleled by an increase in opioid prescriptions for pets, according to a study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine. (2019-01-11)
Research reveals overweight dogs may live shorter lives
New research from the University of Liverpool and Mars Petcare's WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition reveals overweight dogs are more likely to have shorter lives than those at ideal body weights. (2019-01-03)
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)
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