People have a lot in common with dogs – the ability to express emotions, social behaviors, personal preferences — as well as over 80 percent of our DNA. Both species experience many similar diseases, including epilepsy. ... read more
Gizmodo Dr. Ane Uriarte led the team that performed a first-of-its-kind brain surgery to treat hydrocephalus in a Northern fur seal. Ziggy Star, the fur seal who underwent the surgery, is recovering at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut. Read full article here: https://gizmodo.com/the-tricky-science-of-brain-surgery-on-an-adorable-fur-1822024982 ... read more
“Giving these pets another one-and-a-half to two years of life would be a major success,” Dominik Faissler said. “Better yet, we’d be doing something for dogs that at the same time contributes to human medicine.” ... read more
Human patients could benefit from a study that's underway in dogs with a fatal paralytic disease A gene-silencing therapy under development for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is being tested at Tufts in dogs with degenerative myelopathy, a fatal paralytic disease that is similar to ALS. “If you look ... read more
They say big things come in small packages. Well, you can say the same for big diseases. Granulomatous meningoencephalomyelitis or GME is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, which effects many small breed dogs and one which very few people know anything about. When Veronica was asked to ... read more
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