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Veterinarians discover first known case of canine distemper in a wild tiger

...ciety (WCS) have confirmed the first-known case of canine distemper in a wild Siberian tiger in the Russian ... endangered population," said Dr. Quigley. In 1994 canine distemper virus killed a third of the lions in the Serengeti. The source of that virus was domestic ...

Sequential signals choreograph embryonic tubule formation

...llular behaviors. The researchers used Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells grown in collagen gels and stimulated with HGF. This experimental protocol results in the formation of branching tubules that resemble the development of tubules in many organs in vivo and allows for examination of molecular event...

Imaging the healing heart

...ss of blood vessel growth in the hearts of rat and canine heart-attack models using standard tomography methods. By taking multiple, timed images of the heart, the authors could detect changes in the presence of the marker-protein in the areas damaged during the heart attack. They found that this marker s...

JCI table of contents, 15 June 2004

...ss of blood vessel growth in the hearts of rat and canine heart-attack models using standard tomography methods. By taking multiple, timed images of the heart, the authors could detect changes in the presence of the marker-protein in the areas damaged during the heart attack. They found that this marker sp...

Patent on beagle dogs cancelled

...he patent's claims covered, among other things, "a canine model [of fungal lung infection]," and the various methods used to induce a fatal lung infection in the beagle dogs. The patent also indicated applying the methods to pigs, sheep, monkeys, or chimpanzees and, like many other patents on animals, appea...

Many scientists believe the dog genome holds information that will benefit human health

...cause at least half of the more than 300 inherited canine disorders-including a number of cancers-resemble s... information from their analysis to study specific canine diseases. "We're now looking at narrowing down similar regions of DNA to identify single genes that ...

Beagles win first round in fight for reprieve from patenting

...umbers 1 through 4 of the patent's claims cover "a canine model [of fungal lung infection]," and the remaining claims pertain to the various methods used to induce a fatal lung infection in the dogs. The patent also indicated applying the methods to pigs, sheep, monkeys, or chimpanzees and, like many other ...

First genetic comparison of purebred domestic dogs produces surprises

...breed classification and insights that may improve canine health by boosting understanding of the more than ...rated on using the power of genetics to understand canine diseases. "The answer to this question has important implications for trying to identify disease gen...

Marine disease on the rise?

... ways, as when large numbers of seals succumbed to canine distemper virus in 2000, presumably contracted from domestic dogs. Such human incursions cause even more damage by exacerbating the effects of naturally occurring parasitic and pathogenic diseases. While all indicators point to a real increase in dis...

Unlocking the genetics and evolution of the dog could prove beneficial for humans

...s (who also happen to be scientists) celebrate the canine species with new research mapping current purebred...rk also will present data on another member of the canine family the fox. He will show that some of the same genetic trade-offs found in dogs are present in ...

'Dog-on-a-chip' could replace drug-sniffing canines

...This gives the dog-on-a-chip an advantage over its canine competitors and other electronic devices. It will also be significantly cheaper and less time-consuming by removing many of the steps from the current detection protocol. The new device was carefully calibrated in a laboratory setting, and then it wa...

Illinois study seeking biomarkers of canine diabetes, other diseases

...ormation to the dog genome as well as benefit both canine and human health. The still-in-progress Illinois s... the dog. To date, Schook said, 263 feline and 451 canine genetic diseases have been identified. Causes for diseases associated with a single gene can be unco...

DNA-based vaccine triples survival for dogs with melanoma

...une system. For nine dogs that naturally developed canine malignant melanoma, treatment with a new DNA-based vaccine more than tripled their median survival from an expected 90 days to an average of 389 days. The results of this collaboration between the dogs' veterinarians at The Animal Medical Center (AM...

Field Museum uncovers evidence behind man-eating; revises legend of its infamous man-eating lions

...ly debilitating and may lead to man-eating, broken canine teeth do not appear to have the same consequences. Factors contributing to Tsavo man-eating Using historical accounts and Patterson's own unpublished journal, the authors reconstruct the Tsavo environment of the 1890's and point to other circumsta...

Purdue veterinarian studies compulsive behavior in dogs

...viors can be part of an anxiety condition known as canine compulsive disorder. Andrew Luescher, director of ...estimates that 2 percent of the dog population has canine compulsive disorder. Dogs with the disease often display compulsive behaviors such as tail chasing, ...

Reduced-calorie diet adds nearly two years to dogs' life span

PHILADELPHIA -- A 14-year study of canine diet and health has found that dogs fed a calorie-...y owners find themselves unable to resist in their canine companions. The team of researchers has reported previously that the onset of osteoarthritis, an oft...

Gene therapy treats first disease affecting multiple organ systems in a large animal

...enous injections of a retroviral vector expressing canine beta-glucuronidase. The vector used was made from...a liver-specific promoter; at several days of age, canine liver growth is so rapid that transduction occurs readily and beta-glucuronidase is secreted continu...

The contraceptive plague

...ogs, including dingoes. So the plan is to modify a canine herpes virus so it can only replicate when an antibiotic such as tetracyline is present. The virus and antibiotic would be added to baits that are irresistible to foxes, but are shunned by dogs and dingoes. Because the virus doesn't infect any native...

Large brains not required? Third and smallest skull of 'first Eurasians' reported in Science

...small brain, thin brow ridge, short nose, and huge canine teeth, according to co-author David Lordkipanidze of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, in Tbilisi. This was the third specimen found at the site. By comparison, the other two skulls had room for substantially larger brains. All three specimens are a...

Dogs key to understanding prostate cancer

...sol says dogs and human have a lot in common. The canine prostate gland and its diseases are very similar to humans and canine prostate tissue produces many of the same bioactive factors believed to be important in metastatic d...

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