As we observe Lung Cancer Awareness Month, news out of the University of Chicago is incredibly exciting - a compound that completely annihilated transplanted lung tumors in mice! Even though it was a small study, the results show such exciting promise for treating the #1 cause of cancer death and

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Recently, dogs have made the news in relation to the Ebola outbreak. Excalibur, the dog belonging to a nurse in Spain who contracted Ebola, was euthanized due to exposure to the virus. But an infected American nurse's dog was not euthanized, and instead is in the care of the SPCA.

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Researchers at Dupont have created a tiny device to operate on a still beating heart. The device, tested in pigs due the similarity of the human cardiovascular system, slips down the jugular and into the heart. Using tiny jaws and cutting teeth, the device is strong enough to cut and

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Malaria is disease that is caused by parasites that are transmitted through mosquito bites. The World Health Organization estimates that every year, 3.4 billion people are at risk of contracting malaria, 207 million actually contract the disease, and about 627,000 people die of the disease. But now, researchers have come

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Have you ever heard of respiratory syncytial virus? Most people have not and if you've contracted it as an adult, you have likely felt mild cold like symptoms. Newborn babies however have a much more severe reaction to the virus, especially preemies, that results in 160,000 newborn lives claimed each year.  Researchers are using lambs as the next logical

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Recently, bats have had kind of a bad reputation... not surprising, since bats are suspected of being the natural host for the Ebola virus. But bats are actually pretty amazing! So to set the record straight, and to get these guys back in your good graces, here are six reasons

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The last of the mice that made the long journey to space have completed their mission. Last month 20 mice were delivered to the International Space Station for a muscle loss study and a NASA project. These mice in space have completed the mission and their tissues returned, or will be

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Do you exercise and train your horse every evening after work (or school!) then show on Saturday morning? You might want to rethink that routine..... Way back in 1994, researchers in New Zealand showed that environment and routine can have a huge impact on circulating cortisol levels in horses - specifically,

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Allergic dermatitis, a red, irritating, itchy rash, effects many of our beloved pets and is sometimes difficult to treat and can progress into patterns of intense itching and lesions. A veterinarian in Florida, however, is utilizing stem cells from the affected dogs for treatment. Stem cells from the patient are removed, purified, and intravenously administered

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