DEL BASTON, CENTER FOR AMERICAN ARCHEOLOGY
Original North American Dogs Descended From Siberian Populations
Original North American Dogs Descended From Siberian Populations
European settlers likely wiped out these ancient dogs, but the animals seem to have left a lasting legacy in a transmissible canine cancer.
Original North American Dogs Descended From Siberian Populations
Original North American Dogs Descended From Siberian Populations

European settlers likely wiped out these ancient dogs, but the animals seem to have left a lasting legacy in a transmissible canine cancer.

European settlers likely wiped out these ancient dogs, but the animals seem to have left a lasting legacy in a transmissible canine cancer.

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When Dogs Offer Insights into Tigers
When Dogs Offer Insights into Tigers
Gregory Berns | Oct 1, 2017
MRI scans of dog brains open windows into the cognition of the extinct thylacine.
Image of the Day: Vessels For Days
Image of the Day: Vessels For Days
The Scientist Staff | Aug 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. 
Opinion: Canine Models for Alzheimer’s
Opinion: Canine Models for Alzheimer’s
Edward G. Barrett | Mar 1, 2017
For research on drugs to treat neurodegenerative diseases, dogs offer a better predictor of clinical outcomes. 
Image of the Day: Friendly Neighbors
Image of the Day: Friendly Neighbors
The Scientist Staff | Feb 16, 2017
Cuon alpinus, a wild canine found in India, lives peacefully alongside tigers and leopards, despite being in direct competition for food.
Pet Meds Adapted from Human Therapies
Pet Meds Adapted from Human Therapies
Jenny Rood | Oct 1, 2016
Companies focused on developing treatments for dogs, cats, and horses are bringing a diverse array of products to the pet medicine market.
Dogs Respond to Words and Inflection
Dogs Respond to Words and Inflection
Jef Akst | Aug 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. 
Probing Canine Face Recognition
Probing Canine Face Recognition
Jef Akst | Mar 4, 2016
Dogs trained to stay still in an MRI machine show activity in the temporal cortex when shown a human face.
Domestication’s Downsides for Dogs
Domestication’s Downsides for Dogs
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 21, 2015
The selection of traits suitable for human companionship may have dragged along some unfavorable alleles.
Puppy Love
Puppy Love
Jef Akst | Apr 17, 2015
Dog owners bond with their four-legged friends via the same hormonal pathways through which human mothers bond with their babies.