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Researchers from UC-Davis are investigating the spread of Leptospirosis, a disease caused by waterborne parasite, by using specialized mapping programs. Read More
Discovery of the genetic causes of size variations in dogs could advance the study of growth-related health concerns. Learn More!
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CHF has funded a second phase of research on the risk of joint disorders and cancers depending on the timing of spay and neuter procedures. Read More
Recently researchers set out to find an alternative to traditional cell culture techniques for studying diffuse large B-cell lymphomas. Instead of creating a DLBCL-like cell artificially, using viral infection, they wanted to find a way to grow and maintain the diverse collection of B-cells found in an actual canine cancer. Their success gives scientists a safe and efficient way to determine how well new therapeutic agents will work in individual patients with these cancers.
Meningiomas are the most common primary brain tumor in dogs. There is an urgent need for novel therapies to prevent tumor recurrence and increase survival time after surgery. Researchers have developed immunotherapy protocols for dogs with gliomas, and recently assessed this strategy in a pilot study treating meningiomas with vaccines. A larger clinical trial treating 30 dogs with meningioma by surgery alone or surgery followed by vaccines is now underway.
Adrenal gland tumors that lead to Cushing's syndrome are characterized by excessive cortisol secretion, causing these tumors to be aggressive and rapidly metastasize. Researchers are evaluating a new drug to suppress both tumor growth and cortisol production, thus enhancing the chances of successfully removing adrenocortical tumors and preventing metastasis. Due to the similarities with adrenal cancer in humans, the results of this study could also benefit humans.
In our latest podcast hear from CHF-funded researchers Dr. Kerstin Lindblad-Toh and Dr. Elinor Karlsson discuss their research that is refining the genes and gene signatures associated with osteosarcoma.
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