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Chromosomal 'breakpoints' linked to canine cancer

North Carolina State University researchers have uncovered evidence that evolutionary "breakpoints" on canine chromosomes are also associated with canine cancer. Mapping these "fragile" regions in dogs may also have implications ...

Nov 03, 2011
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How dogs make sense of size

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Sussex psychologists have demonstrated an ability in domestic dogs to match acoustic and visual cues - a cognitive ability once thought to be found in primates only -when assessing ...

Mar 04, 2011
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Dogs outdo humans at detecting rare noxious weed

(PhysOrg.com) -- A field test in Montana pitted dog against human in an effort to identify and eradicate spotted knapweed. This weed threatens the survival of native species and can bring about both economic and ecosystem ...

Jun 23, 2010
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Small dogs originated in the Middle East

A genetic study has found that small domestic dogs probably originated in the Middle East more than 12,000 years ago. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Biology traced the evolutionary histor ...

Feb 23, 2010
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