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Article ID: 702052

New Clinical Trials Seek Treatments for Canine Cancers, May Offer Clues on Human Cancers

Tufts University

Two studies into deadly cancers in dogs are now underway, offered through the newly formed Clinical Trials Office at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University. Dogs with spontaneous osteosarcoma, as well as dogs with mast cell tumors and solid tumors, may be eligible for enrollment.

11-Oct-2018 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 701693

Successful mouse couples talk out infidelity in calm tones

University of Wisconsin-Madison

The quality of the conversations of a California mice couple after one partner has been unfaithful can help predict which mouse pairs will successfully produce a litter of mouse pups and which males are good fathers, according to a study published recently by the journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution in a special issue on the evolution of monogamy.

4-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 701641

Study focused on improving radiation treatment for cancers in pet dogs

University of North Carolina Health Care System

A UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher and his colleagues have been awarded a five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to investigate how to improve radiation treatment for dogs undergoing treatment for sarcoma.

4-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 700575

Sniffing Out Error in Detection Dog Data

Washington University in St. Louis

A new study in the journal Scientific Reports gets to the bottom of it: Why do dogs that are trained to locate poop sometimes find the wrong kind of poop?

14-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699351

More Than a Label: Shelter Dog Genotyping Reveals Inaccuracy of Breed Assignments

Arizona State University (ASU)

Arizona State University scientists used genetic testing in over 900 shelter dogs to identify breed heritage in the largest study of its kind. The researchers found widespread genetic diversity: 125 breeds in the sample and an average of three breed matches per dog. The accuracy of shelter staff in identifying more than one breed in the dog’s heritage based just on physical appearance was only 10%. How breed labels can impact shelter dogs is discussed.

22-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 699158

For Exotic Pets, the Most Popular Are Also Most Likely to be Released in the Wild

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Among pet snakes and lizards, the biggest-selling species are also the most likely to be released by their owners – and to potentially become invasive species, according to a Rutgers study published today in the Journal of Applied Ecology. The study by Rutgers University–New Brunswick ecologists provides new clarity on how and why the exotic pet trade has become the primary venue by which reptiles and amphibians arrive in non-native lands, the first step to becoming ecologically damaging invaders.

22-Aug-2018 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 698808

Scientists Uncover New Details in How Sense of Smell Develops

Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have uncovered new details in how the olfactory epithelium develops. The new knowledge could help scientists prove that turbinates and the resulting larger surface area of the olfactory epithelium are one definitive reason dogs smell so well.

9-Aug-2018 6:05 PM EDT
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    9-Aug-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 698425

Roles of Emotional Support Animals Examined

American Psychological Association (APA)

Beyond airlines, colleges and courts struggle to understand need, effects, researchers say

1-Aug-2018 3:10 PM EDT

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