Bionic jellyfish swim faster and more efficiently

Engineers at Caltech and Stanford University have developed a tiny prosthetic that enables jellyfish to swim faster and more efficiently than they normally do, without stressing the animals. The researchers behind the project envision a future in which jellyfish equipped with sensors could be directed to explore and record information about the ocean. Jellyfish use … Read more Bionic jellyfish swim faster and more efficiently

Revolutionary treatment cures beloved family pet

A novel immunotherapy treatment has saved family dog Griffin from a rare type of cancer, thanks to collaborative research at The University of Queensland. The Rottweiler was diagnosed with T cell lymphoma in December 2017 and given three months to live. UQ’s Dr Rachel Allavena and her PhD student, veterinarian Dr Annika Oksa, enrolled Griffin … Read more Revolutionary treatment cures beloved family pet

Dog and sheep bones help injured pigeons fly again

Sheep and dog bones can be whittled into orthopedic pins that stabilize pigeons’ fractured wings, helping the fractures to heal properly without follow-up surgery. Researchers describe the treatment, which is cheaper and more efficient than using metal pins for pigeon rehabilitative surgeries, November 20th in the journal Heliyon. “There is no need for the implants to … Read more Dog and sheep bones help injured pigeons fly again

The curious tale of the cancer ‘parasite’ that sailed the seas

A contagious canine cancer that conquered the world by spreading between dogs during mating likely arose around 6,000 years ago in Asia and spread around the globe through maritime activities, scientists say. A detailed genetic study, published today in Science, reveals some surprising – and even mysterious – findings about how this cancer, that has survived … Read more The curious tale of the cancer ‘parasite’ that sailed the seas

Most dog and cat owners not aware of pet blood donation schemes

Most dog and cat owners are not aware of pet blood donation schemes and animal blood banks, finds a survey of pet owners published in Vet Record. However, the majority of owners in this study said they would be willing to allow their pets to donate blood, suggesting that just like human blood donation, raising awareness … Read more Most dog and cat owners not aware of pet blood donation schemes