Navigation Links
'2 dogs 2,000 miles' trek promotes dog DNA for cancer research
Date:6/7/2010

vate grants from businesses involved in pet care $500,000 from PetSmart, and $500,000 from Hill's Pet Nutrition.

Dr. Jeffrey Trent, President and Research Director for TGen and VARI and also the CHCC's Principal Investigator, said that it is difficult to study rare cancers in people, because there is insufficient data. But by studying similar types of cancers more prevalent in dogs, researchers should be better able to help those human patients who currently have little hope.

The study is focused on sarcomas, those cancers that originate in the connective tissues such as bone, cartilage and fat.

Although rare in humans, these tumors are relatively common in certain breeds of dogs, such as Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds and Clumber Spaniels. After as many as 150 years of breeding, there are few genetic variations in these dogs, making it easier to identify the few genetic differences that can affect cancer susceptibility and response to anti-cancer drugs.

The overall project is both diverse and complex, including studies of:

  • Hemangiosarcoma in Clumber Spaniels by Dr. Nick Duesbury at VARI.
  • Lymphoma in several breeds of dogs by Dr. Nicola Mason at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Malignant histiocytic sarcoma in Bernese mountain dogs by Dr. Vilma Yusbasiyan-Gurkan at Michigan State University.
  • Melanoma in Schnauzers by Dr. Trent at TGen.
  • Osteosarcoma in Rottweillers and Greyhounds by Dr. Paul Meltzer and Dr. Chand Khanna at the National Cancer Institute, the nation's premier cancer research center, whose involvement Trent called key to the success of the program.


'/>"/>

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. UTSA receives $822,000 from Kleberg Foundation to enhance scientific research
2. Missing: 2,000 elephants
3. A new milestone in the GMES Space Component Program successfully achieved
4. Secure Services Corp. Achieves Milestone in United States Identity Protection with the Launch of the SSC SHAPE Card Management Solution
5. A gentle touch for better control, a quantum mechanical con, and milestone PRL papers
6. Atlantic tuna return thousands of miles to birthplace to spawn
7. Missouri Botanical Garden mounts milestone 6 millionth herbarium specimen
8. Milestone achieved toward production of malaria treatment using synthetic biology and fermentation
9. ExcellGene and Khner achieved milestone in development of novel 250 Liter mammalian cell culture bioreactors
10. Milestone in live microscopy focus of $2 million NIH grant
11. Lockheed Martin Team Completes Key Design Milestone on Federal Bureau of Investigations Next Generation Identification Program
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/10/2015)... April 10, 2015 Research and ... the "Security Competitive Profiles - NEC" report ... NEC will continue to supply a range ... market, with a company focus on the development of ... Winning opportunities in the Asia-Pacific ...
(Date:4/2/2015)... HAMBURG, Germany , April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... ten fingerprint tests DERMALOG by far outperforms the ... While always maintaining high accuracy, the system is ... second. Hence, the speed proves up to be ... 40% faster than its runner-up performance. ...
(Date:4/1/2015)... 2015  NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" ... the growing mobile commerce market, announces the second shipment ... underway to early access pre-order customers. ... retail outlets including Walmart, Target, AT&T, Dunkin, Donuts, Stop ... accepted at all outlets and very easy to use. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NEC Security Competitive Profile 2015 2DERMALOG AFIS Emerges as Performance Winner in NIST Benchmark Test 2DERMALOG AFIS Emerges as Performance Winner in NIST Benchmark Test 3NXT-ID Reports Second Shipment of Wocket Smart Wallets Underway to Early Access Pre-order Customers and Provides User Feedback 2NXT-ID Reports Second Shipment of Wocket Smart Wallets Underway to Early Access Pre-order Customers and Provides User Feedback 3NXT-ID Reports Second Shipment of Wocket Smart Wallets Underway to Early Access Pre-order Customers and Provides User Feedback 4
... baggage may have helped a tiny fish thrive in ... UBC study published today in Science Express . ... originated in the ocean but began populating freshwater lakes ... past 20,000 years - a relatively short time span ...
... 2008 Presenting new research about national, home and ... a University of Houston professor and his colleagues has ... it comes to surveillance. Two professors ... fifth annual Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International ...
... report reveals surprisingly large populations of two globally ... The report counted 42,000 black-shanked douc langurs along ... Biodiversity Conservation Area, an estimate that represents the ... world. WCS scientists conducted the surveys with the ...
Cached Biology News:'Armored' fish study helps strengthen Darwin's natural selection theory 2National security remedies among topics at surveillance confab 2National security remedies among topics at surveillance confab 3Unexpected large monkey population discovered 2
(Date:5/1/2015)... and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. , ... ) announced today that Roger Jeffs , Ph.D., President ... overview and update on the company,s business at the Deutsche ... Boston, Massachusetts . The presentation will ... Eastern Time, and can be accessed via a live webcast ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... -- Roka Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKA ), a molecular ... the detection of foodborne pathogens, announced plans to release ... on May 7, 2015 after the close of the ... a conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on ... results. During the conference call, material information concerning the ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... (PRWEB) April 30, 2015 Cytokinetics, Incorporated (Nasdaq: ... quarter of 2015 were $4.4 million, compared to $8.0 million ... for the first quarter was $8.9 million, or $0.23 per ... loss for the same period in 2014, of $8.7 million, ... March 31, 2015, cash, cash equivalents and investments totaled $117.5 ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... Nitto Avecia, a leading biotechnology manufacturer ... and production capability to serve biotechnology pharmaceutical clients. ... fulfillment continues to drive Nitto Avecia to enhance ... , In Fall 2014, Nitto Avecia ... at its Milford, MA facility, which is recognized ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Roka Bioscience to Report First Quarter 2015 Financial Results On May 7, 2015 2Cytokinetics, Incorporated Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 2Cytokinetics, Incorporated Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 3Cytokinetics, Incorporated Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 4Cytokinetics, Incorporated Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 5Cytokinetics, Incorporated Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 6Cytokinetics, Incorporated Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 7Cytokinetics, Incorporated Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 8Biotechnology Manufacturer Nitto Avecia Expands Capacity to Meet Client Demand 2
... from around the world will present the latest breakthroughs ... at the 2008 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics ... the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, ... those in the lasers and electro-optics community. It will ...
... could be reduced by application of a simple polymer, ... injected into the blood stream as reported in ... , Andrew Koob and Richard Borgens from Purdue University, ... was effective in limiting damage if administered within four ...
... - Dragon Pharmaceutical Inc.,("Dragon Pharma" or the "Company" ... pharmaceutical company, today announced the results,of the Annual ... Shenzhen,China., There were 48,663,865 shares equaling 69.81% ... shareholders re-elected the following,eight persons to serve as ...
Cached Biology Technology:Detecting dangerous chemicals with lasers, exploring the brain's circuitry with light and more 2Detecting dangerous chemicals with lasers, exploring the brain's circuitry with light and more 3Detecting dangerous chemicals with lasers, exploring the brain's circuitry with light and more 4Detecting dangerous chemicals with lasers, exploring the brain's circuitry with light and more 5Detecting dangerous chemicals with lasers, exploring the brain's circuitry with light and more 6Detecting dangerous chemicals with lasers, exploring the brain's circuitry with light and more 7
... is for when you need to make your ... transformation efficiency. Our services for preparing competent cells ... MCLab's custom competent cell service offers: ... Fast turnaround Quality control performance ...
SHEEP ANTI BOVINE LACTOPEROXIDASE...
FRACTALKINE [Human] (Recombinant)...
Growth Medium / Media...
Biology Products: