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Study shows humans have ability to track odors, much like bloodhounds

... the traditional world of the truffle forests, the dog (or pig) is king. The evidence presented here suggests that humans are every bit as well equipped to carry out the search." Forty years ago, Nobel Prize laureate Georg von Bekesy claimed that humans had the ability to localize odors, based on experi...

Why are coyotes getting more aggressive?

...hat they are not attracting other wildlife. # Keep dog and cat food bowls inside. # Since coyotes like to hide in areas near food, keep bushes thinned and close off crawl spaces to prevent coyotes from resting or denning under buildings. To report a coyote that is acting strangely or causing a nuisance,...

Multi-species genome comparison sheds new light on evolutionary processes, cancer mutations

...cientific Director Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D. "The dog genome map generated by NHGRI researchers and thei...niversity in College Station. Mapping data for the dog genome were provided by NHGRI's Elaine Ostrander, Ph.D., and Heidi G. Parker, Ph.D., along with scie...

Virologist finds contagious equine flu in dogs

...This infection will become a major concern for all dog owners, since 100 percent of dogs are susceptible to infection by this virus ," said Dubovi. "With 50 million pet dogs in this country, even if you have 1 percent mortality, this is going to result in a number of dogs dying from it." The Centers f...

Visceral Leishmaniasis: Successful Vaccine Trial In Dogs

... is given. In the most heavily affected areas, the dog population is hit heavily by infection. It acts as...his way be indirectly reduced. Up to now, several dog vaccines, mostly developed from whole dried parasites, have proved not to be really effective. A tea...

Virtual animal shelters ?How the Internet is transforming the experience of pet adoptions

...nd society. In addition to analyzing 180 homeless dog postings on a pet rescue Web site, Garcia conducte...ions and recalled her own experience of adopting a dog from an animal shelter. "Because the rescue members and volunteers can easily communicate with each...

Infectious disease expert warns of spread of Rocky Mountain spotted fever

... the spotted fever bacterium. Feral dogs and brown dog ticks are not a species found naturally in the Arizona region, but were introduced to the state as domesticated dogs that moved with their owners into the area. "This study shows that Rocky Mountain spotted fever can show up in unexpected places, an...

How Rickettsial pathogens break into cells

.... Mediterranean spotted fever is transmitted by a dog tick. The symptoms are generally mild and respond to antibiotics that shorten the course of the disease. But serious complications occur as much as 10 percent of the time, usually in patients who are elderly or who have some other underlying disease....

Scientists fetch useful information from dog genome publications

Today a plethora of dog genome-related materials are published, including ...y Nature of a high-quality draft sequence of the dog genome, are expected to provide both researchers and the public with informative resources about can...

Dog genome sequenced

Today a plethora of dog genome-related materials are published, including ...y Nature of a high-quality draft sequence of the dog genome, are expected to provide both researchers and the public with informative resources about can...

Canine cancer vaccine program shows early promise

...a. Though it is still an experimental treatment, dog owners from all over the nation have wanted to par... According to Kurzman, the vaccine is created from dog melanoma cells that are grown in the laboratory. The cells are treated so they can no longer divide...

Horse antibodies against the bird flu virus H5N1 are effective as treatment in mice

...lleagues from other institutions in China infected dog kidney cells in vitro with a lethal dose of H5N1 and simultaneously exposed the cells to horse antibodies against H5N1. Lu et al.'s results show that horse antibodies to H5N1 protected cells against H5N1 in vitro ?the cells simultaneously infected wi...

New antimicrobial compound adheres to skin to promote healing

...dy, the treatment has helped heal Spirit, a burned dog in a high-profile animal cruelty case, and Gasper,...t year in the treatment of Spirit, the Athens-area dog that was deliberately set on fire. The researchers are currently using the compound to heal skin ulc...

Dogs keep dying: Many owners unaware of toxic dog food

...ough Diamond, Country Value and Professional brand dog foods have been recalled for containing highly toxic aflatoxins, they have caused at least 100 dog deaths in recent weeks, say Cornell University veterinarians, who are growing increasingly alarmed. ...

Can dogs smell cancer?

...action first came to light in the case report of a dog alerting its owner to the presence of a melanoma b...ring control samples. Standard, humane methods of dog training employing food rewards and a clicker, as well as assessment of the dog's behavior by observ...

Man's best friend: Study shows lonely seniors prefer playtime with pooch over human interaction

...e is some truth in the old cliché that describes a dog as "man's best friend." "Or at least a less aggra... much less lonely after spending time alone with a dog than they did when they visited with a dog and other people. The research will be published in the M...

Artificial cornea offers better results for infants, some blind patients

...tting an end to long cycles of eye operations that dog many patients who have needed a cornea transplant. The study included 17 children who collectively had been through more than 100 surgical procedures, including 39 traditional cornea transplants that had failed, before the latest implant. In the n...

Birds found to plan for the future

...iven a breakfast of peanuts in one compartment and dog kibble in the other. When the birds in the evening were offered both foods, they preferred to cache peanuts in the kibble compartment and vice versa ?to make sure they had an interesting breakfast the following morning. “The jays spontaneously pla...

Lost dogs found more often than lost cats, study suggests

A lost dog is more likely to be reunited with its owner than ... in four dogs were found because the animal wore a dog license or identification tag at the time of its disappearance. "The animal control system is a ke...

New species of snapper discovered in Brazil

A popular game fish mistaken by scientists for a dog snapper is actually a new species discovered among...aribbean and eastern United States, as well as the dog snapper caught by fishermen here in Brazil, but it is a distinct species with different markings and...

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