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January 26, 2014
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Gene therapy leads to robust improvements in animal model of fatal muscle disease

Preclinical studies show that gene therapy can improve muscle strength in small- and large-animal models of a fatal congenital childhood disease know as X-linked myotubular myopathy. The findings, appearing  as the cover story in the January 22, 2014 issue of … Continue reading

November 16, 2013
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Dogs likely originated in Europe more than 18,000 years ago, UCLA biologists report

Wolves likely were domesticated by European hunter–gatherers more than 18,000 years ago and gradually evolved into dogs that became household pets, UCLA life scientists report. “We found that instead of recent wolves being closest to domestic dogs, ancient European wolves … Continue reading

October 2, 2012
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Analysis of Bacterial Genes May Help ID Cause of Dog Brain Disease, Say UF Researchers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — By analyzing the genes of bacteria, University of Florida researchers have moved a step closer to pinpointing how two brain disorders common in small-breed dogs occur. The researchers found that the bacteria, known as Mycoplasma canis, invade … Continue reading

September 26, 2012
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Urban Coyotes Never Stray: New Study Finds 100 Percent Monogamy

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Coyotes living in cities don’t ever stray from their mates, and stay with each other till death do them part, according to a new study. The finding sheds light on why the North American cousin of the … Continue reading

March 23, 2012
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‘Runner’s High’ Played a Role in Human Evolution

Aerobic exercise triggers a reward system in the body of long-distance running creatures like humans and dogs, but not ferrets, a study led by UA anthropologist David Raichlen suggests. In the last century, something unexpected happened: Humans became sedentary. We … Continue reading

January 1, 2012
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Children Don’t Give Words Special Power to Categorize Their World

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research challenges the conventional thinking that young children use language just as adults do to help classify and understand objects in the world around them. In a new study involving 4- to 5-year-old children, researchers found … Continue reading

February 3, 2011
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Every Profession Has Its Superstitions

People of many professions have their own superstitions. Most likely, they did not appear from scratch. Doctors, for example, try not to exchange their night duties. If they do, they will have a tough night, they say. They also try … Continue reading