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Image of the Day: Jasper the Cat

By The Scientist Staff | May 22, 2018

Researchers found a previously undiscovered hepadnavirus in an immunocompromised cat.

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Animals Start New Lives After Time in the Lab

By Ashley Yeager | March 16, 2018

Scientists and others have been opening their homes to research animals after the studies conclude, with legislation in some states now mandating adoption.

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In one winning paper, scientists describe an insect whose females have evolved a penis-like appendage that penetrates males’ “vaginas.”

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Behavior Brief

By Diana Kwon | February 28, 2017

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Cheetah Range Drops 90 Percent

By Kerry Grens | December 27, 2016

Estimating only 7,100 individuals remaining, researchers urge a reclassification of the species from vulnerable to endangered.

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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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Pet Scans

By Timothy M. Fan, Amy K. LeBlanc, and Nicola Mason | April 1, 2016

Studying tumor development and treatment in dogs and cats, in parallel with research on rodents and humans, could improve the successful translation of new cancer drugs.

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Microorganisms Make a House a Home?

By Amanda B. Keener | August 26, 2015

The fungal and bacterial communities in household dust can reveal some details about a building’s inhabitants.

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The Scientist on The Pulse, November 14

By Kerry Grens | November 14, 2014

Mounting and drilling a comet, mind-controlled gene expression, and dissecting cat genomes

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Ig Nobels Honor Amusing Research

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 22, 2014

This year’s winners include those who’ve studied how dogs respond to magnetic fields, and the health risks of pet cats, among other things. 

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