Cockle shells picked to treat dog cancer

The calcium mineral from which many shellfish, such as cockles, make their shells can be used to form nanoparticles. These nanoparticles can then be "loaded" with small drug molecules, such as anticancer drugs.

Dog therapy: What I've learned overseeing 60 canine campus teams

The interaction always played out the same way. I'd leave my office and make my way across campus in search of coffee, my dog Frances by my side, and I would be besieged by students who, for the most part, would ignore me ...

Do dogs have feelings?

If you live with a dog you just know when it's happy or miserable, don't you? Of course you do. Even the scientific community, now admits that dogs have emotions – even if scientists can't directly measure what they are ...

Team identifies a form of congenital night blindness in dogs

People with congenital stationary night blindness, or CSNB, have normal vision during the day but find it difficult or impossible to distinguish objects in low light. This rare condition is present from birth and can seriously ...

Cancer prevalent in pets but treatable, says veterinarian

About 50 percent of dogs and 33 percent of cats age 10 years and older will develop cancer. Although it is very prevalent in these animals, a Kansas State University veterinarian says depending upon the type of cancer, it ...

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