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The Story of Animal Domestication Retold

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A review of recent research on the domestication of large herbivores for “The Modern View of Domestication,” a special feature of PNAS, suggests that neither intentional breeding nor genetic isolation were as significant as traditionally thought.

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Can Animals Really Help People in Hospitals, Aged Care?

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While many people have an opinion on whether animals can help to improve wellbeing and care for patients in hospitals, does anyone really know whether there are benefits both for the patients and the animals themselves?

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I Can Haz Blood?

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The surprising world of pet blood transfusions at the University of Montreal.

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Veterinary Diagnosticians Using Test to Determine Severity of New Dog Disease

Molecular diagnostician uses newly developed test to determine if a the dog circovirus is deadly.

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Don’t Let Tick Bites Spoil Outdoors Activities

Warmer temperatures and longer days beckon outdoors enthusiasts and gardeners alike to get out and enjoy the season. However, Christopher Ohl, M.D., professor of infectious diseases at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and medical director of communicable diseases for the Forsyth County (N.C.) Health Department, reminds people to protect themselves and their pets from another springtime arrival – ticks.

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Mosquito Season Unpredictable; Year-Round Heartworm Prevention Is Best

Mosquito season is as unpredictable as Kansas's weather. A veterinarian warns that year-round heartworm prevention is only safe way to protect pets.

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Nasty Parasitic Worm, Common in Wildlife, Now Infecting U.S. Cats

When Cornell University veterinarians found half-foot-long worms living in their feline patients, they had discovered something new: The worms, Dracunculus insignis, had never before been seen in cats.

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Research Prevents Zoonotic Feline Tularemia by Finding Influential Geospatial Factors

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A Kansas State University epidemiologist is helping cats, pet owners and soldiers stay healthy by researching feline tularemia.

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Calico Cats Inspire X Chromosome Research

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Calico cats, renowned and beloved for their funky orange and black patchwork or "tortoiseshell" fur, can thank X chromosome inactivation or "silencing" for their unique look. A team of University of California San Francisco (UCSF) researchers is striving to unlock the mystery of how one X chromosome can be rendered nearly completely inactive. They will present their latest results at the 58th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting.

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Fitness Study Pairs Man's Best Friend with Seniors

Researchers at Florida State have designed an exercise study to see if exercising with dogs yields better health outcomes.

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