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Article ID: 709736

Who Should Fido Fear? Depends on Relationship

Michigan State University

As states around the country move to stiffen punishments for animal cruelty, Michigan State University researchers have found a correlation between the types of animal abuse committed and the perpetrator's relationship to an animal and its owner.

Released:
18-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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    6-Mar-2019 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 709072

Bone Fractures Increasing as Seniors Walk Dogs to Stay Active

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Between 2004 and 2017, dog-walking-related fractures in people 65-or-older more than doubled

Released:
4-Mar-2019 6:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 709175

Electrifying Wound Care: Better Bandages to Destroy Bacteria

Ohio State University

Bandages infused with electricity can help heal wounds faster than typical bandages or antibiotics—but for years, researchers have not really understood why. A recent study by a team at The Ohio State University is offering new clues about the science behind those bandages, and researchers say the findings could help lead to better wound treatment.

Released:
6-Mar-2019 8:05 AM EST

Article ID: 709036

Chemical Pollutants in the Home Degrade Fertility in Both Men and Dogs, Study Finds

University of Nottingham

New research by scientists at the University of Nottingham suggests that environmental contaminants found in the home and diet have the same adverse effects on male fertility in both humans and in domestic dogs.

Released:
4-Mar-2019 12:10 PM EST
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Article ID: 708766

New Biological Detection System Can Provide Faster, Less Expensive Results for Veterinarians

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Veterinarians and agricultural inspectors who seek to detect and contain the spread of animal diseases can now turn to a newer, faster and less expensive biological detection system.

Released:
27-Feb-2019 5:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708547

Good dog? Bad dog? Their personalities can change

Michigan State University

Dogs, like people, have moods and personality traits that shape how they react in certain situations. New findings from Michigan State University went where few researchers have gone before to reveal that, also like humans, dogs’ personalities likely change over time.

Released:
22-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences, Pop Culture

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Article ID: 708120

Dog burial as common ritual in Neolithic populations of north-eastern Iberian Peninsula

Universidad De Barcelona

Coinciding with the Pit Grave culture (4200-3600 years before our era), coming from Southern Europe, the Neolithic communities of the north-eastern Iberian Peninsula started a ceremonial activity related to the sacrifice and burial of dogs.

Released:
14-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708038

Human antiviral 'GS-441524' shows great promise against feline infectious peritonitis

SAGE Publications UK

The emergence of exotic diseases such as Ebola and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) in people has prompted intensive research into new drug treatments, and this is indirectly bringing benefit to cats.

Released:
13-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST

Article ID: 706932

Overlapping genomic regions underlie canine fearfulness and human mental disorders

University of Helsinki

Researchers in the Hannes Lohi research group in the University of Helsinki focused on two forms of canine fearfulness: noise sensitivity and general fearfulness. The latter encompasses the fear of unfamiliar humans and new situations. Among Finnish dogs, noise sensitivity has been observed in as much as 40% of the population, while, according to estimates, one in four dogs suffers from fearfulness.

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23-Jan-2019 12:30 PM EST

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