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April 29, 2016

New Placenta Model Could Reveal How Birth Defect-Causing Infections Cross from Mom to Baby

Mar. 4, 2016 — Researchers have devised a cell-based model of the human placenta that could help explain how pathogens that cause birth defects cross from mother to unborn ... read more

Mar. 2, 2016 — Chronic kidney disease is a common, complex and progressive disease that is estimated to affect more than a third of cats over 10 years of age. Affected cats often present with a variety of clinical ... read more

Feb. 26, 2016 — Cat owners the world over are familiar with their pets' individual personalities, habits and preferences, and are adept at spotting when their feline friends' behaviour differs from the ... read more

High Death Rates from Unnatural Causes for Male Lions in Cecil the Lion's Park

Feb. 22, 2016 — When Cecil the Lion was killed last year by a trophy hunter in Zimbabwe, it caused an international outcry. Now researchers have calculated that many more males from the same park are likely to die ... read more

Visualizing a Parasite Crossing the Blood Brain Barrier

Feb. 15, 2016 — Researchers have identified how the parasite Toxoplasma gondii makes its way across the blood-brain ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Researchers have shown that chimpanzees infected with toxoplasmosis are attracted by the urine of their natural predators, leopards, but not by urine from other large felines. The study suggests that ... read more

No Evidence Found for 'Black Dog Syndrome'

Feb. 3, 2016 — Black Dog Syndrome (BDS) does not exist in animal shelters, say scientists. BDS is the idea that black dogs wait longer to be adopted than dogs of other colors. The study also concluded that age and ... read more

Fruit Flies Adjust Their Courtship Song Based on Distance

Feb. 3, 2016 — Outside of humans, the ability to adjust the intensity of acoustic signals with distance has only been identified in songbirds. New research now demonstrates that the male fruit fly also displays ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — Ancient rodent Paramys had a large brain that was even larger than some primitive primates of the same ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Were domestic cats brought to China over 5,000 years ago? Or were small cats domesticated in China at that time? There was no way of deciding between these two hypotheses until a team of ... read more

Tropical Forest Protected Areas Can Protect Biodiversity

Jan. 19, 2016 — In one of the first tests of its kind, researchers use networks of camera traps to chart wildlife population changes, and find species faring ... read more

Feral Cats: Computational Study Looks at How Best to Fix the Nuisance

Jan. 16, 2016 — The first computational model to track the size, location and nuisance of feral cat colonies has been developed by researchers. This issue concerns communities across the United States that hold some ... read more

Safe to Cuddle With Pets While Home With a Cold or Flu

Jan. 13, 2016 — An infectious disease expert, while stopping short of actually prescribing in-home “pet therapy” for colds or flu, says that if having your companion by your side makes you feel better, go right ... read more

Fish-Flavored Cat Food Could Contribute to Feline Hyperthyroidism, Study Suggests

Jan. 6, 2016 — Over the past three decades, the number of cats diagnosed with hyperthyroidism has increased. According to research reports, many factors such as exposure to flame retardants could be responsible, ... read more

Levetiracetam Shows Promise for Treatment of Feline Audiogenic Reflex Seizures

Jan. 5, 2016 — New findings about the treatment of the syndrome of feline audiogenic reflex seizures (FARS) have been provided by experts in a new article. FARS is a problem of older cats, which typically exhibit ... read more

Jan. 5, 2016 — Parasitoid wasps manipulate their caterpillar hosts into eating a more wasp-friendly diet, report investigators. It turns out that when caterpillars eat more carbs, the wasp larvae that chew their ... read more

Dec. 23, 2015 — The back of a tiger could have been a blank canvas. Instead, nature painted the big cat with parallel stripes, evenly spaced and perpendicular to the spine. Scientists don't know exactly how ... read more

Teenager Infected With Rat-Bite Fever from Her Pet Rodent

Dec. 23, 2015 — A 17-year-old woman was infected with the rare, but treatable rat-bite fever, that developed from pet rodents that lived in her bedroom, report the doctors who treated ... read more

Can Your Pet Boost Your Sex Appeal?

Dec. 15, 2015 — Dogs and cats are increasingly seen as being a crucial member of a traditional family, but aside from the companionship and love you receive from your pet... can they also make you appear ... read more

Dec. 14, 2015 — Using photography and laboratory simulations, researchers studied how dogs raise fluids into their mouths to drink. They discovered that sloppy-looking actions at the dog bowl are in fact high-speed, ... read more

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