The Nose Knows: Animals Sniff Out Cancer

Recently, in an article in the New Republic, ‘The Animals That Can Save Your Life’, journalist Emma Young introduces readers to the emerging science of training animals to detect things humans cannot. Having a powerful sense of smell can be very important in nature. Scent can signal food, danger, or the opportunity to mate. Some […]

ANIMAL-RIGHTS GROUPS DOG CANCER RESEARCH – NY Daily News 12/26/15

ANIMAL-RIGHTS GROUPS DOG CANCER RESEARCH – NY Daily News 12/26/15

Dogs have long been recognized as man’s best friend. But a new cancer study confirms that canines offer humans a lot more than companionship. Scientists just identified new genes that may predispose humans to lymphoma, a common blood-borne cancer. They arrived at this discovery by studying naturally occurring lymphoma tumors in golden retrievers, cocker spaniels […]

Canine Influenza: Working to Fight H3N2

Canine Influenza: Working to Fight H3N2

By now, you’ve probably heard about the new strain of canine influenza that has infected dogs across the Midwest U.S. Over 1,000 dogs have been infected with the H3N2 virus over the course of about a month, and unfortunately, there have been some fatalities. Something needs to be done, but what? Well, researchers are working […]