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“Only by going against the grain and rejecting the status quo, will we discover the advancements and breakthroughs that will make the real difference.” – Challenge Accepted Video

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New saliva-based test detects malaria before symptoms appear

An easy-to-use saliva test to screen for the parasite that causes malaria has been developed by a team of researchers led by a University of Florida scientist.

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Owning a dog is influenced by our genetic make-up

May 17, 2019

Scientists have studied the heritability of dog ownership using information from 35,035 twin pairs from the Swedish Twin Registry. The new study suggests that genetic variation explains more than half...

Mutation makes bulldogs and Norwich terriers more susceptible to breathing problems

May 16, 2019

The discovery of a new mutation associated with breathing difficulties in popular dog breeds suggests that shortened skulls causing flat faces is not the only factor that contributes to the condition,...

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Diagnosis And Treatment of ‘Down Dogs’

May 17, 2019

If your dog is suddenly unable to rise, or can’t move its legs, that’s a scary situation for any pet owner. However, the causes for these signs can vary greatly,...

Caring for chronically painful pets

May 16, 2019

As our pets age, they’re more likely to suffer from chronic pain. And as always, it’s our responsibility to keep them as happy and comfortable as possible. Once you suspect...