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When Dogs Offer Insights into Tigers

By Gregory Berns | October 1, 2017

MRI scans of dog brains open windows into the cognition of the extinct thylacine.

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Image of the Day: Vessels For Days

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2017

A novel contrast agent made up of tiny iron oxide nanoparticles can label blood vessels, and highlight adverse events such cerebral ischemia, in dogs and monkeys. 

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Opinion: Canine Models for Alzheimer’s

By Edward G. Barrett | March 1, 2017

For research on drugs to treat neurodegenerative diseases, dogs offer a better predictor of clinical outcomes. 

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Pet Meds Adapted from Human Therapies

By Jenny Rood | October 1, 2016

Companies focused on developing treatments for dogs, cats, and horses are bringing a diverse array of products to the pet medicine market.

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Dogs Respond to Words and Inflection

By Jef Akst | August 31, 2016

Using an MRI scanner to examine how dogs’ brains process speech, researchers find that our canine companions hear both what we say and how we say it. 

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Probing Canine Face Recognition

By Jef Akst | March 4, 2016

Dogs trained to stay still in an MRI machine show activity in the temporal cortex when shown a human face.

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Domestication’s Downsides for Dogs

By Ashley P. Taylor | December 21, 2015

The selection of traits suitable for human companionship may have dragged along some unfavorable alleles.

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Puppy Love

By Jef Akst | April 17, 2015

Dog owners bond with their four-legged friends via the same hormonal pathways through which human mothers bond with their babies.

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Canine Facial Recognition

By Jenny Rood | February 13, 2015

Dogs can distinguish between angry and happy human faces, a study finds.

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America’s First Pooches

By Jenny Rood | January 27, 2015

Study of ancient dog DNA sheds light on early Americans’ relationships with their pets.

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