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FACC-29 Gathers Authenticated Canine Cancer Cell Lines for Research and Drug Development

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Analagous to the NCI-60, a new panel of authenticated K9 cancer cell lines presented at AACR 2015 lets veterinary researchers experiment with known cells.

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White-Coat Effect: Did You Know That It Is a Factor in Small Animal Veterinary Medicine, Too? ACVIM Board-Certified Veterinarian Addresses Subject

Measuring blood pressure of our cats and dogs can be a challenge, says Dr. Anthony Carr, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, who will be addressing the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum in Indianapolis, Ind., June 3.

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New Study Suggests Ways to Avoid Catching Diseases From Pets

Pets can pass diseases to humans, especially when a pet owner's immune system is compromised. Here, veterinarians outline ways for families to avoid disease transmission by choosing the right type of pet--or making small changes in the ways they enjoy the pets they already have.

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Gene Signatures Predict Doxorubicin Response in K9 Osteosarcoma

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New work by the University of Colorado Cancer Center presented at AACR 2015 demonstrates a gene expression model that predicts canine osteosarcoma response to doxorubicin, potentially allowing veterinary oncologists to better choose which drug to use with their patients.

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Protect Your Pooch From New Flu

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Veterinarian Explains What Every Dog Owner Should Know About Disease

A Kansas State University veterinarian explains what pet owners need to know about canine influenza and how they can protect their pet.

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Kansas State University Lab Reports Increase in Rabies Cases, Urges Awareness

The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, which conducts tests on suspected cases of rabies in the state, is reporting a spike in the number of positive results compared to the same period a year ago. The lab has found 28 positive rabies cases from January through March of this year, up from 10 positives for the same three months in 2014.

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Trending Stories Report for 3 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: nanotech treating cancer, immunology, autism, patient monitoring, research ethics, lingering effects of dispersant in Gulf of Mexico, wildlife conservation.

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New Johns Hopkins University Center Brings Imaging Therapies To Pets

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Recent years have seen breakneck innovation in the field of radiology, from MRI-guided biopsies, to image-guided stenting, to ways to lower radiation dosage while preserving image quality. Now, a dedicated center at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is making those innovations available to our four-legged — and even winged — friends.

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Scent-Trained Dog Detects Thyroid Cancer in Human Urine Samples

A trained scent dog accurately identified whether patients’ urine samples had thyroid cancer or were benign (noncancerous) 88.2 percent of the time, according to a new study, to- be presented Friday at the Endocrine Society’s 97th annual meeting in San Diego.