Navigation Links
DNA Of Dog Could Hold The Key To Combat Human Diseases.

Researchers from the University of Melbourne are claiming that the dog DNA could provide clues to fighting diseases such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis in humans//.

Veterinary scientists from the University of Melbourne have enlisted 100 domestic dogs in their search to determine what, in their genetic make-up, causes diseases. The researchers aim to study the common immune-related diseases in dogs like type I diabetes, granulomatous meningitis, which are similar to multiple sclerosis, and to haemolytic anaemia, a condition that triggers the immune system to attack the red blood cells (RBC’s), hoping to eventually find a solution for common human ailments like diabetes and multiple sclerosis.

The study that is being funded by a grant from the Canine Research Foundation will be the first of its kind in this area. The researchers are looking to study the genetic patterns hat could predispose certain conditions in dogs that are similar to diseases at are found in humans. The researchers hope that by successfully identifying these genetic triggers in dogs, they cold offer a hope for a cure for diseases in humans. It was also explained by the researchers that dogs were chosen for the study, as inbreeding among the species would have contained the genetic variability.

Dr Steven Holloway of the University of Melbourne's faculty of veterinary science, and the study leader, as explained that they have already tested the DNA of 100 Melbourne dogs with different veterinary problems. He further expressed the need for more dogs so as to increase the size of the study group. Dr Holloway explained that his group are investigating a group of proteins in the white blood cells of dogs and for any fine changes that might make the dog more susceptible to diseases or have a better immunity against them.

The researchers, using molecular biology are planning to search for the genetic components of the affected dogs that are responsible f or creating immunity. They then plan to map the DNA sequence to try and figure out whether any specific patterns are responsible for causing certain diseases. Dr Holloway said, “If we can determine the genetic elements responsible for autoimmunity we may be better able to study how to prevent or treat these illnesses. Then we can advise breeders to avoid breeding dogs with susceptibility to diseases of the immune system.”

He also said that the research would doubly benefit, as what ever is learnt in the study towards treatment of dogs could also be used on humans. Dr Holloway said. “In the long term as we try to develop drugs that will actually prevent people from picking up these diseases, we're going to need to have some sort of animal models, the fact that we have dogs that have these diseases means we'd be able to test these treatments with our canine patients.” He concluded by stating that it could be very highly probable that, some of the things that could be learnt from dogs might be attributed for preventing somebody's child from becoming a diabetic.
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Lean Protein Could Be Key to Obesity Drugs
2. Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Direct to Brain.
3. Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Directly to Brain
4. Oxygen Usage During Exercise Could Indicate Heart Problems
5. Ultrasound Screening Could Improve The Outcome Of Critically ill Patients
6. Anger Could Be Linked To Weight Gain
7. A Seizure Late In Life Could be A Stroke Warning
8. New Findings Could Reduce The Extent Of Spinal Cord Injuries
9. Could There Be A Link Between Famine and Breast Cancer ?
10. Bone Marrow Cells Could Yield A New Lease of Life
11. New Hair in 15 Days Could Now Be A Possibility Say Researchers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and ... explains one of the most popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, ... puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... services for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and ... for Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics ... PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s ... of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National Health System ... Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15. Chaired by ... and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., Chief of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Vohra Chief Medical Officer ... physician colleagues, skilled nursing facility medical directors and other clinicians at various events ... Care." , "At many of these conferences we get to educate other physicians, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/18/2017)... 2017 EpiVax, Inc. ("EpiVax") a ... immune engineering, today announced a new NIH-funded ... ... and presents a challenge for traditional flu ... be effective. Using state-of-the-art bioinformatics and molecular modeling methods, ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... NEW YORK , Sept. 12, 2017   EcoVadis , the ... chains, has published the first annual edition of its Global CSR Risk ... 20,400 companies evaluated by EcoVadis, based on Scorecard Ratings that analyzed nearly ... ... Performance Index ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... Sept. 12, 2017  ValGenesis Inc., the global ... is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. ... its Board of Directors and Chairman of Advisory ... life science companies to manage their entire validation ... paper in this process. Furthermore, ValGenesis VLMS enables ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: