The Fight Against Zika Relies On Animal Research

The Fight Against Zika Relies On Animal Research

The World Health Organization has declared a “public health emergency” in the ongoing outbreak of the Zika virus, as well as its probable link to microcephaly in infants. While Zika has been on the rise since 2014, it has recently reached pandemic levels and is forecast to spread to nearly all of North America. There is […]

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 […]

Genetically modified mosquitoes to fight dengue fever

Genetically modified mosquitoes to fight dengue fever

Dengue fever is spread by mosquitoes, and in Brazil, more than a million new cases of the disease can be seen each year. But researchers have now released a new weapon against the disease- in the form of genetically modified mosquitoes. Recently released in the Brazilian city of Piracicaba, these modified mosquitoes are all males, […]

Cat Gut Microbe Project Helps Study Feline Disease

Cat Gut Microbe Project Helps Study Feline Disease

We all have naturally occurring bacteria in our gastrointestinal tract known as gut microbes. These microbes help aid digestion, help out the immune system and even play roles in disease prevention. Human medicine recognizes the importance and many varieties of gut microbes, but what about our feline friends? Well, scientists at the University of California […]

Norovirus: Can you catch it from your dog?

Norovirus: Can you catch it from your dog?

Zoonotic diseases are diseases that can be passed between animals and humans. While the term sounds strange, you’re likely familiar with many zoonotic diseases: rabies, Lyme disease, and toxoplasmosis are a few. But new research shows that dogs may be able to be infected with human norovirus, and this raises questions as to whether or […]