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Veterinarian and oncologist in Philadelphia team up for breast cancer research

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a veterinarian and an oncologist in Philadelphia are teaming up for research into the disease. With their findings, they hope to help both dogs and humans.

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CSU research could help bone implants last longer

Professors at Colorado State University have developed a new coating that could help bone implants last longer. Dr. Matt Kipper, an Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, is working with Dr. Nicole Ehrhart in the Flint Animal Cancer Center, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, on the research.  They say their findings will benefit “both humans and animals at risk for losing a limb due to massive bone trauma or bone cancer.”

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Dogs provide support to cancer patients

When someone is diagnosed with cancer, their families provide support — and often, that family also includes a four-legged member. Cancer patients say that their pets provide love and companionship and decrease stress levels. Their dogs’ support helps them get out of bed every day, even when they feel like they physically can’t do so.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, December 14, 2012

In this week’s One Health roundup: The latest rabies news from across the country; how dogs are being used to sniff out deadly C. Diff infections and dangerous drops in blood sugar among diabetics; canine cancer researchers look to translate discoveries into treatments for dogs and humans; and much more.

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One Health Headlines: Friday, November 16, 2012

In this week’s One Health roundup: New research raises fears that the deadliest form of the Ebola virus could spread through the air between species; how the recently sequenced pig genome could help treat animal and human disease; a medical team in Miami uses human cancer treatments to fight an orangutan’s lymphoma; and much more.

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