Biologically powered chip created

Researchers have, for the first time, harnessed the molecular machinery of living systems to power an integrated circuit from ATP, the energy currency of life. They achieved this by integrating a conventional solid-state complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor integrated circuit with an artificial lipid bilayer membrane containing ATP-powered ion pumps, opening the door to creating entirely new artificial systems that contain both biological and solid-state components.

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Molecular processes for targeted dog cancer therapy investigated

Dogs get cancer, just like humans. Scientists are now exploring the molecular basis of cancer progression in canine cell lines. Modern cancer therapy has been revolutionized with the introduction of new drugs, so-called ‘targeted drugs’, but the basis for the application of these new agents in cancer therapy is a deep understanding of the molecular mechanisms of the disease, even with pets. Now a research team has investigated the activation of genetic regulatory mechanisms in canine cells and found both matches as well as differences compared to humans.

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Increasing and accurately measuring rabies vaccination coverage in Tanzania

Canine mediated rabies is endemic in Tanzania despite the fact that the disease can be prevented entirely by mass dog vaccination.

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Dog Grooming Tools-Four of the Best

Some of best dog grooming tools for you to use in the grooming process of your beloved furry friend!

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Rare fossil of a horned dinosaur found from ‘lost continent’

A rare fossil from eastern North America of a dog-sized horned dinosaur has been identified by a scientist. The fossil provides evidence of an east-west divide in North American dinosaur evolution.

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New, presumably tick-borne bacterium discovered in an Austrian fox

Ticks can transmit various diseases to people and animals. Some well-known diseases spread by ticks include tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) and Lyme disease. Researchers are hot on the trail of pathogens carried by ticks. The parasitologists recently discovered a new form of the bacterium Candidatus Neoehrlichia in a red fox from the Austrian state of Vorarlberg. The pathogen might also be transmittable to humans, they warn.

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Rats: Sniff and track, or run and scan?

Strategies used by rats to identify specific targets through odor cues in a familiar environment with a known number of choices has been the focus of recent study.

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A Common Mistake Dog Owners Make – Thyroid Health

One of the most common mistakes owners make about their dog’s health is to limit the scope of their evaluation. Various types of animals work differently, however dogs and humans share an abundance of commonality. For this reason dog owners benefit from understanding human physical health conditions that relate to their dogs. This attitude allows […]

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New tech helps handlers monitor health, well-being of guide dogs

A device has been developed that allows people who are blind to monitor their guide dogs, in order to keep tabs on the health and well-being of their canine companions.

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How to Love Your Dog

As old as the hills is the saying, “To truly know what a dog is thinking, you would have to be a dog.” This in turn, reverts to Descarte’s quote, “I think, therefore I am.” However, crawling into a dog’s mind without actually turning into a dog is close to impossible. Until the discovery of the fMRI and the discovery that brains can be hardwired to project our thoughts onto other people, or “mentalizing,” which did not include the dog. Wrong.

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