A team of biology researchers has found that some of the newer variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 can infect the respiratory tract of wild mice, unlike the original strain that emerged from China.
Scientists have identified a series of molecular candidates for those parts of dog allergens that cause immune reactions in people--the first step in developing a vaccine against most causes of dog allergies.
Recent research compared the genetic expression profiles of a nonlethal canine tumor and the rare, devastating human oral tumor it resembles, laying the groundwork for potential translational medicine down the road.
A new 'image analysis pipeline' is giving scientists rapid new insight into how disease or injury have changed the body, down to the individual cell. It's called TDAExplore, which takes the detailed imaging provided by microscopy, pairs it with a hot area of mathematics called topology, which provides insight on how things are arranged, and the analytical power of artificial intelligence to give, for example, a new perspective on changes in a cell resulting from ALS and where in the cell they happen, according to a cell biologist involved with the study.
Researchers have found that common household noises may be making dogs anxious. Owners may be underestimating their dog's stress.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/dogs/~4/w36p5kmlF5k
A new study reveals that pets can be infected with the alpha variant of SARS-CoV-2, which was first detected in southeast England and is commonly known as the UK variant or B.1.1.7.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/dogs/~4/Jp_hUh4DYDw
A survey of a sample of new first-year college students leaving pets at home and found that 75% experienced some level of pet separation anxiety -- with one in four reporting moderate to severe symptoms. The students who had higher anxiety tended to be those who treated their pets more like people, identifying them as friends, sleeping in the same room and generally spending a lot of time with them. Students who had dogs at home also tended to report more attachment to their pets -- and more separation anxiety -- than those with cats and other types of pets.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/dogs/~4/RJ9J2D5FwyQ
Researchers identify a strain of bacteria on healthy cats that produces antibiotics against severe skin infections. The findings may soon lead to new bacteriotherapies for humans and their pets, wherein cat bacteria is applied via topical cream or spray.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/dogs/~4/hcAJTiqRHz0
A study involving some 11,000 dogs demonstrated that the gender, age and breed of the dog, as well as any behavioral problems and certain environmental factors, are connected to hyperactive and impulsive behavior and inattention (ADHD).http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/dogs/~4/o2fum62e3Ig
A new study is the first to show that gorillas are able to recognize familiar human voices based on their relationship with the speaker.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/dogs/~4/9XlV_d-63D4
Researchers have discovered most pet owners have inadequate plans for their pets if a natural disaster strikes -- but disaster response planners may be able to turn this into a positive.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/dogs/~4/6wEGk_n7ic0
Events of jaguars predating on and attacking dogs are poorly documented throughout the Americas. Researchers from Mexico and Germany report in detail jaguar attacks on 20 dogs at a tourist site in the Mexican Caribbean. In addition, they describe an initiative proposed by locals as well as national and international NGOs to prevent human-jaguar conflicts due to pet predation.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/dogs/~4/YMxp97HEvfU
Right now, U.S. veterinarians rely on three types of drugs to kill the hookworms, but the parasites appear to becoming resistant to all of them. Dog hookworms can also infect humans.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/dogs/~4/Ootjm6V9yaU
Analysis of ancient canine DNAs reveals that the inhabitants of Arctic Siberia began importing dogs from Eurasia some 2000 years ago.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/dogs/~4/ai3Ka_vOijo
A textile-based implant containing cartilage derived from stem cells reduced pain and restored hip joint function to baseline levels in a study of dogs with symptoms of moderate osteoarthritis.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/dogs/~4/oOh3kgwglHQ
Large carnivore populations are expanding across Europe and experts are calling for increased support for communities to encourage harmonious relationships with their new neighbors.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/dogs/~4/sAIZqwzt-rs
Researchers have developed a new comprehensive questionnaire for surveying feline personality and behavior. A dataset of more than 4,300 cats representing 26 breed groups revealed seven personality and behavior traits, with significant differences observed between breeds.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/dogs/~4/IvbxaTSBBoY
Recent dog breeding practices have loaded up cavalier King Charles spaniels with disease-causing mutations, including variants linked to the common heart condition, myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD), according to new findings.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/dogs/~4/xEqDo8XO2VM
The Indian wolf could be far more endangered than previously recognized, say first scientists to sequence its genome. Indian wolves could also represent the most ancient surviving lineage of wolves.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/dogs/~4/0rv687tZEgI
A study compared dogs' spontaneous reactions to intentional and unintentional human behavior and found that dogs reacted differently depending on the condition.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/dogs/~4/JNe7QUtB46Q
Carnivorous animals lack key genes needed to detect and respond to infection by pathogens, a study has found. Farming large numbers of carnivores, like mink, could allow the formation of undetected 'disease reservoirs', in which a pathogen could spread to many animals and mutate to become a risk to human health.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/dogs/~4/olxDEuUol8Y