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Ebola virus: from wildlife to dogs

...c animals. Ebola virus antibodies were detected in dogs exposed to the virus during the latest epidemics, ...the Republic of Congo, there were many cases where dogs had eaten remains of dead animals infected with the virus, nonetheless without showing visible clini...

Why are coyotes getting more aggressive?

...California. Coyotes, which are closely related to dogs and wolves, are ubiquitous in North America, but t...ncourage coyotes into their yards, such as feeding dogs or cats outdoors and leaving the dishes out or leaving animals out at night," says Curtis. The DEC ...

Virologist finds contagious equine flu in dogs

... sent fluid and tissue samples from greyhound race dogs that had died from a respiratory illness at a Florida racetrack in January 2004. "Of all animals, dogs have the most intimate contact with humans on a daily basis, so the potential for human infection ha...

Monkeypox mystery: New research may explain why 2003 outbreak in the US wasn't deadly

...e pet trade. At a pet distribution center, prairie dogs became infected and were responsible for 72 confirmed or suspected cases of human monkeypox. "Unlike African outbreaks, the U.S. outbreak resulted in no fatalities and there was no documented human-to-human transmission," Buller said. Monkeypox is ...

Visceral Leishmaniasis: Successful Vaccine Trial In Dogs

...reservoir for humans. Development of a vaccine for dogs could help brake transmission of the disease to hu...ion treatment has just been tested successfully on dogs by an IRD team in Montpellier, in conjunction with the Rocher veterinary clinic (La Garde, Var) and ...

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

...ngs between potential adopters and those fostering dogs in their homes, the Internet enables these organiz...ntial adopters can view photos and descriptions of dogs over the Internet, they can pre-screen them and decide which specific dogs they want to visit in per...

UCLA researchers identify key enzyme linked to childhood blindness

...ess in these children, as was observed in mice and dogs with RPE65 mutations," Travis said. "This is a major breakthrough in understanding the visual cycle. It has ramifications for several inherited blinding diseases caused by mutations in visual cycle genes." The newly identified isomerase enzyme plays...

Infectious disease expert warns of spread of Rocky Mountain spotted fever

...tion has markedly increased. And, as the number of dogs has increased, so have the number of ticks. A deta...s. All patients owned and had come in contact with dogs with the infected ticks. Four of the patients had a recent history of tick bite. Tests of the dogs'...

Ancient humans brought bottle gourds to the Americas from Asia

...mpty-handed; they brought a domesticated plant and dogs with them. They arrived with important tools necessary to survive and thrive on a new continent, including some knowledge of and experience with plant domestication." Thought to have originated in Africa, bottle gourds (Lagenaria sicereria) have bee...

Scientists fetch useful information from dog genome publications

...odel organism for genome plasticity. In addition, dogs are susceptible to genetic diseases that are diffi... as health initiatives aimed at curing diseases in dogs by approaches that include genetic testing and gene therapy. The book also deals with the history of...

Dog genome sequenced

...odel organism for genome plasticity. In addition, dogs are susceptible to genetic diseases that are diffi... as health initiatives aimed at curing diseases in dogs by approaches that include genetic testing and gene therapy. The book also deals with the history of...

3D ultrasound device poised to advance minimally invasive surgery

...to be tested in human patients, but its success in dogs makes it ready for clinical trials, according to the researchers. Endoscopic surgical methods have the advantage of reduced postoperative pain and a faster recovery. However, the two-dimensional ultrasound imaging now available offers surgeons only...

Rare Tibetan antelope listed as endangered

...to be tested in human patients, but its success in dogs makes it ready for clinical trials, according to the researchers. Endoscopic surgical methods have the advantage of reduced postoperative pain and a faster recovery. However, the two-dimensional ultrasound imaging now available offers surgeons only...

Canine cancer vaccine program shows early promise

...ment has been producing an anti-cancer vaccine for dogs diagnosed with melanoma. Though it is still an e...ned to increase its anti-cancer activity. "Not all dogs with melanoma respond to this treatment," cautions Ilene Kurzman, a researcher in the veterinary med...

Dogs keep dying: Many owners unaware of toxic dog food

...inted food, and as a result, they continue to give dogs food containing a lethal toxin. To better screen affected dogs so they can be treated as soon as possible, Cornell veterinarians report that they now have a new te...

Can dogs smell cancer?

...cientific studies have documented the abilities of dogs to identify chemicals that are diluted as low as p... medical journals confirmed the ability of trained dogs to detect both melanomas and bladder cancers. The new study, led by Michael McCulloch of the Pine S...

Chewing up a key regulator of fat synthesis keeps mice lean despite a high-fat diet

...iet ?one heavy on red and processed meats like hot dogs and sausages, refined grains, fried foods and sweets ?increases the risk of fatty liver disease, which may eventually lead to type 2 diabetes, especially in people who are overweight and out of shape. The engineered mice consumed an equally high-fa...

BGSU biologist trying to crack microscopic code

...with a yard and a chain-link fence that "keeps the dogs out of the roses but lets the butterflies through." A short distance separates the outer membrane and the rest of the organism. How the bacteria maintain their barrier when it's physically removed from the rest of the cell, and thus separated from ...

New evidence of early horse domestication

...ch physically as a result of domestication, unlike dogs or cattle. So ancient horse bones don't easily reveal the secrets of domestication. With research funding from the National Science Foundation, Olsen's team took a different tack. They looked for circumstantial evidence that people were keeping hor...

Too mellow for our predatory world

...Since then they have been confronted with cats and dogs on some islands of the Archipelago. For scientists... very surprising that the introduction of cats and dogs has dramatically reduced the population of marine iguanas on some islands - on San Cristobal the loc...

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