Adorable Boston Terrier With a Sweet Face Begs Human to Let Him Drive the Golf Cart!

Adorable Boston Terrier With a Sweet Face Begs Human to Let Him Drive the Golf Cart! loves cheese, animals, science (physics, astronomy, cosmology), fixing computers, playing guitar, listening to death metal, watching documentaries and sci-fi, and playing action/adventure RPGs and MMOs (as long as he doesn’t have to deal with idiots). Continue reading at […]

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Scent-trained dog detects thyroid cancer in human urine samples

A trained scent dog accurately identified whether patients’ urine samples had thyroid cancer or were benign (noncancerous) 88.2 percent of the time, according to a new study, to- be presented Friday at the Endocrine Society’s 97th annual meeting in San Diego. “Current diagnostic procedures for thyroid cancer often yield uncertain results, leading to recurrent medical […]

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Study of ancient dogs in the Americas yields insights into human, dog migration

A new study suggests that dogs may have first successfully migrated to the Americas only about 10,000 years ago, thousands of years after the first human migrants crossed a land bridge from Siberia to North America. The study looked at the genetic characteristics of 84 individual dogs from more than a dozen sites in North […]

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Dog’s epigenome gives clues to human cancer

The bond between humans and dogs is strong and ancient. Dogs and people share many aspects of life. The relationship between the two species has been studied by psychologists, anthropologists, ethnologists and also by genetic and molecular biologists. In this sense, dogs are a great model for understanding the causes of human diseases, especially cancer. […]

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Cat bites dog: In India’s human dominated landscapes, top prey for leopards is dogs

A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society reveals that in India’s human dominated agricultural landscapes, where leopards prowl at night, it’s not livestock that’s primarily on the menu — it is man’s best friend. The study, which looked at scat samples for leopards in India’s Ahmednagar’s district in Maharashtra, found that 87 percent […]

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Cleft palate discovery in dogs to aid in understanding human birth defect

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine researchers have identified the genetic mutation responsible for a form of cleft palate in the dog breed Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers. They hope that the discovery, which provides the first dog model for the craniofacial defect, will lead to a better understanding of cleft palate in humans. Although […]

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Dog DNA has role in developing new therapies for human cancers

Using genomic analysis to study cancer in dogs can help develop new therapies for humans with cancer, according to a proof-of-concept study led by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Pure-breed dogs, whose genetics have been standardized by hundreds of years of human intervention, provide highly predictable genetic models […]

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Human and dog brains both have dedicated ‘voice areas’

The first study to compare brain function between humans and any nonprimate animal shows that dogs have dedicated voice areas in their brains, just as people do. Dog brains, like those of people, are also sensitive to acoustic cues of emotion, according to a study in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on February 20. […]

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Someone To Love

The history of the relationship between man and his dog stretches back farther than most people would assume. They have been best friends for thousands of years, hunting and living together far before there were doggie biscuits. Dog and human remains have been found buried together as early as 12,000 B.C., allowing archeologists to know […]

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Dogs Interact With Robots that Act Human

This article sponsored by Train a dog to stay. It’s official: the robotics industry is going to the dogs. Or at least, it should if engineers want to know how to design machines that can interact with humans. In a recent issue of the journal Animal Cognition, Gabriella Lakatos of the Hungarian Academy of Science and […]

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