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May 28, 2016

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May 28, 2016

Crowdsourcing Contest Using Data from People, Dogs Advances Epileptic Seizure Forecasting

May 24, 2016 — It might sound like a riddle: What do you get when you combine one online contest, two patients, five dogs and 654 data ... read more

Second Gene Modifies Effect of Mutation in a Dog Model of ALS

May 16, 2016 — Canine Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) is a neurodegenerative disease in dogs with similarities to ALS in humans. Scientists have discovered a modifier gene that affects the risk of developing DM in ... read more

Why 'Sharks Get Cancer, Mole Rats Don't'

May 6, 2016 — A new book by a radiation oncologist explores how animals can help us understand how the immune system can be used to fight ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Among adults 60 years of age or more, walking is the most common form of leisure-time physical activity because it is self-paced, low impact and does not require equipment. Researchers have ... read more

30 Years After Chernobyl, Camera Study Reveals Wildlife Abundance in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Apr. 18, 2016 — While humans are now scarce in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, continued studies--including a just-published camera study--validate findings that wildlife populations are abundant at the site. The ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — A key mutation in the protein shell of canine parvovirus -- a single amino acid substitution -- plays a major role in the virus' ability to infect hosts of different ... read more

Top Predators Play an Important Role in Human-Dominated Ecosystems

Apr. 11, 2016 — Also in human-dominated landscapes large carnivores such as brown bears or wolves -- so-called top predators -- play a crucial role in the regulation of wildlife populations. The study is one of few ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — A new study of more than 50 samples of Vibrio cholerae isolated from both patients and the environment demonstrates the diversity and resourcefulness of the ... read more

Canine Influenza Transmitted to Cats in Midwestern Shelter

Apr. 1, 2016 — It may be called canine influenza, but an expert has confirmed that the virus that sickened a large number of dogs in the Midwest last year has now infected a group of cats in the ... read more

Scientists Cross-Breed to Improve Head Shape in Toy Dogs Predisposed to a Painful Disorder

Mar. 23, 2016 — New research shows it is possible to prevent Chiari malformation in toy dogs by cross breeding. Chiari malformation is found in toy dogs and affects 1 in 1,280 humans. Researchers say findings give ... read more

Mar. 23, 2016 — Dogs labeled as 'pit bulls' may wait three times as long to be adopted from shelters than differently labeled lookalikes, new research ... read more

Mar. 22, 2016 — 'Burnt Hot Dog' sea cucumbers take center stage in a new genetic study that digs into their valued spot in marine ecosystems across Japan's Okinawa Island as well as their extreme ... read more

Mar. 18, 2016 — In a new study, researchers have shown that retinal cells in three distinct forms of canine early-onset blindness possess an unexpected feature: they temporarily rejuvenate. Further investigation ... read more

Homeless Youth With Pets Have Benefits, Challenges

Mar. 18, 2016 — Homeless youth with pets are less likely to engage in potentially harmful behavior, more likely to open up to veterinarians about their personal challenges and generally less depressed, a Canadian ... read more

Mar. 18, 2016 — Like the lion which today lives in the African savannah, the saber-tooth "tiger," Smilodon populator, inhabited the open, dry country found in South America during the ice age, according to ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — It is often true in life that adversity makes humans more likely to lean on one another. That theme of interdependence in hard times apparently holds true in the animal kingdom, according to a new ... read more

Increase in the Number of Dog Attacks on Guide Dogs in the UK

Mar. 4, 2016 — Reported dog attacks on guide dogs have risen significantly over a five year period, finds a study. A total of 629 attacks were reported between 2010 and 2015, with an increase from an average of ... read more

Mar. 1, 2016 — Researchers have found habitats suitable for lone star tick populations in Kansas are ... read more

Feb. 26, 2016 — Research led by investigators in veterinary and human medicine has identified genetic pathways that exacerbate severity of canine compulsive disorder in Doberman pinschers, a discovery that could ... read more

Feb. 25, 2016 — The magnetic sense in migratory birds has been studied in considerable detail: unlike a boy scout's compass, which shows the compass direction, a bird's compass recognizes the inclination ... read more

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