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Squid brains approach those of dogs  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
We are closer to understanding the incredible ability of squid to instantly camouflage themselves thanks to research from The University of Queensland. more
Do robots and snails deserve human rights?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In 1999, Sony launched Aibo, a line of robotic dogs designed to provide companionship to Japanese families. It could follow its owner around the house, wag its tail and respond to commands—all without the... more
New uses for old medicines  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
It turns out that in the rush to invent new drugs to treat cancers, scientists may have overlooked some obvious possibilities of existing drugs currently being used for other diseases. A new study says that therapies for diabetes,... more
Study uncovers anticancer potential of many non-oncology drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Drugs for diabetes, inflammation, alcoholism -- and even for treating arthritis in dogs -- can also kill cancer cells in the lab, according to a study by scientists at the Broad Institute... more
Dozens of non-oncology drugs can kill cancer cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers tested approximately 4,518 drug compounds on 578 human cancer cell lines and found nearly 50 that have previously unrecognized anti-cancer activity. These drugs have been used to treat conditions such as... more
New dog, old tricks? Stray dogs can understand human cues  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
If you have a dog, hopefully you're lucky enough to know that they are highly attuned to their owners and can readily understand a wide range of commands... more
Scientists unexpectedly witness wolf puppies play fetch  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
When it comes to playing a game of fetch, many dogs are naturals. But now, researchers report that the remarkable ability to interpret human social communicative cues that enables a dog to go for... more
Bartonella bacteria found in hemangiosarcoma tumors from dogs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a very high prevalence of Bartonella bacteria in tumors and tissues—but not blood samples—taken from dogs with hemangiosarcoma, a cancer of the blood vessels.... more
Bartonella bacteria found in hemangiosarcoma tumors from dogs  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have found a very high prevalence of Bartonella bacteria in tumors and tissues - but not blood samples - taken from dogs with hemangiosarcoma, a cancer of the blood vessels. more
Scientists unexpectedly witness wolf puppies play fetch  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When it comes to playing a game of fetch, many dogs are naturals. But now, researchers report that the remarkable ability to interpret human social communicative cues that enables a dog to go for... more
Newly discovered genetic element adjusts coat color in dogs  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Why are Irish Setters so red while other breeds can come in different hues? Geneticists now have an answer for why some dogs have more intense coat colors than others. more
Newly discovered genetic element adjusts coat color in dogs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Why are Irish Setters so red? Geneticists at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine now have an answer for why some dogs have more intense coat colors than others. more
Many rescue dog owners think they are imported (wrongly) into UK via Pet Travel Scheme  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Many owners of rescue dogs imported into the UK believe they arrive through the European Union (EU) Pet... more
Study aims to prevent adverse drug reactions in dogs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
If not identified before surgery, a rare genetic mutation could result in your dog being exposed to dangerously high levels of anesthetic agents. more
Preventing adverse drug reactions in dogs  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
If not identified before surgery, a rare genetic mutation could result in your dog being exposed to dangerously high levels of anesthetic agents. more
Dog study suggests that AAV in gene therapy could induce cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A gene therapy study in dogs has stirred up old fears that by using AAV in gene therapy, it may be increasing cancer chances. more
Birds and bats have strange gut microbiomes—probably because they can fly  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
At a time when kombucha is commonplace on cafe menus and "probiotic-fortified" has become the newest health buzzword, our guts have never been more relevant. With... more
Dogs and wolves are both good at cooperating  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A team of researchers have found that dogs and wolves are equally good at cooperating with partners to obtain a reward. When tested in same-species pairs, dogs and wolves proved equally successful... more
Dogs and wolves are both good at cooperating  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of researchers have found that dogs and wolves are equally good at cooperating with partners to obtain a reward. When tested in same-species pairs, dogs and wolves proved equally successful... more
How to write better pet adoption ads  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
About 1.5 million dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters each year because they weren't adopted or had health problems that concerned potential owners. more
Virus used in gene therapies may pose cancer risk, dog study hints  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Delivered DNA integrates into host genome, stabilizing protein production but stirring fears of mutating cell growth genes more
Novel immunotherapy saves a dog from rare cancer  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A novel immunotherapy treatment has saved family dog Griffin from a rare type of cancer, thanks to collaborative research at The University of Queensland. more
Let it breed: why desexing dogs isn't always the best thing to do  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In pet-loving nations such as Australia, nobody likes the idea of dogs churning out litters in squalid conditions or sitting homeless in... more
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