Doctors and veterinarians work together to cure cancer

submitted by: mdanderson
Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/doctors-veterinarians-work/id431848... . Dogs share similar characteristics and lifestyles to human beings since both have been cohabitating for thousands of years. Because of this, canines have also developed cancers much like those of humans. Laurence Cooper, M.D., Ph.D., professor in Pediatrics at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Texas A&M’s veterinary school, have teamed up to study oncology across species with hopes of...

Dogs help to decode human DNA

submitted by: COMED2010
Dogs are more than man’s best friends; they can help us unravelling the genetic of diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, cardiovascular troubles, diabetes etc. Living in the same environment human and dogs are suffering from the same diseases but the genetic complexity is quite lower in dogs. During 4 years 20 veterinary schools spread across Europe are working together to collect 10.000 blood samples from purebred dogs affected by similar diseases as human. The analysis of the genome of...