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What we can learn from dogs?

...s into human health. What's more, the study of the dog genome and - maybe - the chimpanzee genome, may be able to pinpoint the handful of genes that could be linked to uniquely human diseases. Dogs are particularly useful to study because they share our environment, and they have a similar age and body...

Gene therapy restores sight

...tored the animals' sight.Humans are next"This is a dog model of a human disease," said Dr Jonathon Stone of Sydney University who studies the environmental factors contributing to blindness. "It's impressive that the researchers have shown such a degree of improvement in sight - a several fold increase."...

Undertaking the obesity epidemic

...ourself, use stairs rather than the lift, walk the dog rather than letting him out of the back door, and do your own yard work, rather than pay a gardener....

Gene therapy restores sight

...tored the animals' sight.Humans are next"This is a dog model of a human disease," said Dr Jonathon Stone of Sydney University who studies the environmental factors contributing to blindness. "It's impressive that the researchers have shown such a degree of improvement in sight - a several fold increase."...

Dog DNA reveals man's link with best friend

...er to humans in time. "We are much closer to the dog than to the mouse in terms of our gene content and...ers achieved what is called 1.5 X coverage of the dog genome. This means many DNA fragments remain and the results are less accurate than the completed ...

Dog DNA reveals man's link with best friend

...er to humans in time. "We are much closer to the dog than to the mouse in terms of our gene content and...ers achieved what is called 1.5 X coverage of the dog genome. This means many DNA fragments remain and the results are less accurate than the completed ...

Seizures in Children , Sensed By Dogs

...hows quality of life was higher in families with a dog that responded to seizures. Researchers also found that in dogs anticipation occurred early and was both sensitive and specific. Investigators conclude saying that new and controversial research has begun to explore the abilities of animals to sense...

Dogs Can Sense Bladder Cancer

...bladder cancer and that from a control group. Each dog was then given samples of urine from six control group participants and one bladder cancer patient. The dogs identified their chosen sample by lying next to it in nine separate tests. The dogs detected the bladder cancer samples 22 out of 54 times, 2...

Exposure To Greenery And Graffiti May Affect Obesity

...ent, including the amount of graffiti, litter, and dog mess, as well as the level of vegetation and greenery visible on the dwelling and streets immediately surrounding it. Factors such as age, sex, and social status, were also taken into account. For respondents whose residential environment contained ...

Robo-Dog To Monitor Your Calorie Intake

...ors. If you have stuck to your daily calories, the dog will jump up and down, robo-dog will wag it is tai...ntake. The data from these devices are sent to the dog by means of Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. ...

Extensive Campaigning To Warn Against Children’s Growing Affinity To Fast Food In Britai

...d billboards around Britain to show burger and hot dog buns filled with gristle, bones and connective tissue. The gory images are obscured by a "censored" stamp, but can be peeled back to reveal the true ingredients on the charity's website. "Kids have lost touch with even the most basic foods and no l...

Dogs Can Help Heal The Heart

...ate types of visits involving a dog, a person or a dog with a person. Some patients in the first group, ...smile and immediately engaged in conversation with dog and volunteer." Their worries seemed to vanish from their faces, she said. The researchers examined...

Dog (Man's best friend) Genome Sequenced

...rvard have published the entire genome sequence of dog (man's best friend). Human beings share similarity...DNA with dogs// and the complete sequencing of the dog genome would provides a powerful tool for identifying genetic factors that contribute to human healt...

Face transplant woman has new graft

... despite much goodwill towards Miss Dinoire, whose dog savaged her face. Reports that the dog had been trying to revive her after a suicide attempt - denied by Prof Dubernard - have led to doubt...

Scientist Calls Upon Media To Retract His Work

...mbryo. This year, they reported the first cloned dog and, in the research questioned by Roh, the first stem cells removed from cloned human embryos and, therefore, tailored to specific patients. The most recent research was especially hailed as offering potential breakthroughs for incurable diseases l...

Blood camp held in Alaska to save leukemic patients

...ooking forward to participate in the 300-mile sled dog race conducted in this winter // . She is the four times winner of the 1100-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. She said that she will win this race of survival with the same grit and confidence. She is fighting leukemia by staying alive and to ...

Dogs Can Detect Cancer

The keen sense of smell of a dog is capable of detecting breast and lung cancers in human beings, according to a new research. The research was conducted by the Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Genetics// and Animal Breeding, and the Pine Street Foundation, California. The s...

Life of wolves in danger due to dog disease

...d. The reason attributed to this catastrophe is a dog disease//. In a staggering figure only 22 of the 69 pups born last year are still alive. This was revealed by Doug Smith, the park's wolf project leader. "It's cause for concern, a great deal of concern," Smith said. During the next few weeks, he...

Elderly People Prefer The Company Of Pet Dogs

...he group that had one-on-one quality time with the dog experienced a much more significant decrease in lo...elderly people consider a little quiet time with a dog a better treatment for loneliness than time spent with people. "The residents found a little quie...

Pet Dogs Also Require Exercise

...te of what the ideal, or optimal body weight for a dog or cat is the weight they were when they first reached adulthood. Corriveau says it's important to remember that even within a specific breed of a dog, the optimal weight can vary by 25% or more. 'Consult a veterinarian to find the correct weight-...

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