Tag: "dogs" at biology news
Research team enlightens the reasons for severe blindness
...rapy has been already successfully implemented for dogs
who naturally suffer from LCA: the treated dogs
regained their permanent eyesight due to this therapy. A clinical study of twelve human patients is ...
Cancer cures could work for canines and humans
...e of cancer. Even though they cannot talk it seems dogs
might be able to tell us why and how certain cance...ell a symposium in London that studying tumours in dogs
and humans could give us a better understanding of their shared pathogenesis. Dr Ali Mobasheri, an...
Bernese Mountain Dogs prone to Borrelia burgdorferi infection
...Swiss researchers found that more than half of the dogs
they tested were infected with the spiral-shaped b...aired, large breeds. They asked owners about their dogs
exposure to rural walks and the number of ticks attached to the dogs. The team used an enzyme-linked...
Fat horses face health problems
...rians have recently focused their attention on fat dogs
and cats. Now, a team of researchers in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Virginia Tech has determined that horses are also facing serious health risks b...
Coaching computer canines in clambering
...each ones digital electronic experience Schaal's dogs
can now move, but not very fast: traveling at 1.6 ...nd double the difficulty of the terrain - have the dogs
not just traverse rocky ground, but climb rocky ground with a sharp slope. If that can be achieved...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 20, 2007
...ews The pharmaceutical industry is going to the dogs
and the cats as people in the United States and ...havior of separation anxiety, which can occur when dogs
are left home alone. Just as drug companies are shifting some human health focus to geriatric medi...
Penn researchers report that gene therapy awakens the brain despite blindness from birth
... functional MRI to measure brain activity in blind dogs
born with a mutation in gene RPE65, an essential molecule in the retinoid-visual cycle. The same mutation causes a blindness in humans called Leber congenital amaurosis, or LCA. It is the first human eye-retinal disorder slated for gene therapy. ...
Fruit bats are not 'blind as a bat'
...ead author Brigitte Mueller. For example, cats and dogs
only have two to four percent cones, and even the diurnal human retina contains an average of only five percent cones. "The retina of flying foxes is no 'evolutionary quirk', but conforms to the general mammalian blueprint that comprises rods and con...
Book makes case for using evolution in everyday life
... as diverse as why beetles commit infanticide, why dogs
have curly tails, and why people laugh and make art. Wilson, a distinguished professor of biological sciences with a joint appointment in anthropology at Binghamton University, is convinced that evolution can become more widely accepted once its co...
Pavlov's cockroach: Classical conditioning of salivation in an insect
...kroaches, for the first time in species other than dogs
and humans, thereby providing the first evidence of sophisticated neural control of autonomic function in insects. Its underlying neural mechanisms remain elusive because of the complexity of the mammalian brain. The results provide a useful model sy...
University of Liverpool launches 10 million small animal teaching hospital
...ments for conditions such as arthritis in cats and dogs
a condition which affects 20% of adult dogs
and 50% of cats over 10 years of age. Funded by Hills Pet Nutrition, the centre features innovati...
Scientists develope a new model of artificial canine skin
...which faithfully reproduces the characteristics of dogs
skin and which will allow, therefore, the carrying...e study of those illnesses which most often affect dogs
skin without the need to use animals. To develop this model, cells from the epidermis (keratocytes...
Gene mutation linked to increased athletic performance in whippets
...hance racing performance in whippets. Like humans, dogs
have two copies of every gene, one inherited from their mother and the other from their father. Dr. Ostrander and colleagues found those whippets with one mutated copy of the myostatin (MTSN) gene and one normal copy to be more muscled than normal an...
How dogs don't ape
..., reveals striking similarities between humans and dogs
in the way they imitate the actions of others. The... Biology, published by Cell Press. In the study, dogs
were faced with the task of opening a container with food by pulling a rod. Whereas dogs
prefer to u...
Study shows hibernating bears conserve more muscle strength than humans on bed rest do
...other, smaller hibernating mammals such as prairie dogs
and squirrels, black bears also conserved muscle protein and size. The researchers found no loss in the fiber cross-sectional area of the bears thighs or calves, a drop of only about 10% in the protein content of the thighs, and no reduction in prote...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- April 18, 2007
...bes and lived almost two years longer than similar dogs
given a slightly higher-calorie diet. The study, which followed 24 dogs
lifelong, is scheduled for the May 4 issue of ACS Journal of Proteome Research , a monthly publicat...
Macaque genome analysis will help find human disease genes
...e. And comparisons with the genomes of rodents and dogs
show that primate genes have evolved more rapidly than those in those animals, which split off the evolutionary tree even earlier. No one found any "big brain genes," Bustamante jokes. Many physiological differences may be controlled by regulatory se...
Dog DNA study yields clues to diverse size of breeds
... the smallest Chihuahua to the largest Great Dane, dogs
dramatically vary in size, much more than most oth...eveals a genetic marker that may determine whether dogs
are big or small, and helps answer a burning question in genetics how could dogs
as a species have ...
Researchers identify gene involved in dog size
...ting because the underlying gene is present in all dogs
and other diverse species, including humans, said ...h of the canine family tree that includes domestic dogs
diverged from that of the gray wolf more than 15,000 years ago. Due to selective breeding by humans ...
Researchers identify gene that plays key role in size of dogs
...eat variation in skeletal size -- Portuguese water dogs
-- and identifying regions of the genome that diff...searchers then analyzed this region in hundreds of dogs
from 14 small dog breeds, such as Chihuahuas, toy fox terriers and Pomeranians, and nine large dog b...
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