• Amtrak Pet Policy Now Allows Small Pets to Travel on All Midwest Routes July 18, 2018
    Amtrak recently announced that they are now allowing pets up to 20 pounds travel with their pet parents on all routes in the Midwest.   This Amtrak pet policy revision follows substantial track improvements to the route that spans the Chicago to St. Louis corridor. The renovations allow for pets to now travel alongside their owners […]
  • Husky Service Dog Becomes Hero for Rescuing Abandoned Kittens July 18, 2018
    In Menlo, Georgia, a Husky service dog called Banner began tugging on her owner’s dress and acting distressed while outside their home earlier this month. Her owner, Whitney Braley, knew that her dog was trying to tell her something, and followed her to the nearby woods.   According to the Daily Mail, while sniffing around […]
  • Rescue Dog Alerts Owner of Fire in Neighborhood July 17, 2018
    Nicola Jones discovered a fire in a neighboring garden after her foster pet, a senior Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Bailey, alerted her by barking and refusing to move.   “At about 3 o’clock he woke up and started barking and sniffing the air,” Jones told Friends of Dogs, Wales. “He seemed anxious and unsettled.”   Jones […]
  • Moose Takes Self-Guided Tour of University of Utah Campus July 17, 2018
    On the morning of July 9, 2018, the students of the University of Utah were greeted by an unusual guest hanging out by the J. Willard Marriott Library.   A moose had decided to take its own little tour of the campus and explore the world of academia. His presence made for a fun start […]
  • NYC Doggy Daycare Has a Unique Solution for Dog Lovers Who Can’t Have Dogs July 16, 2018
    Dog lovers are constantly searching for new ways to spend quality time with their furry friends. And for those who love dogs but aren’t able to have one of their own, Biscuits and Bath in New York City has come up with a unique solution.   In addition to providing services like doggy daycare, veterinary […]
  • IKEA Recalls Water Dispenser for Pets After Two Dogs Die July 16, 2018
    IKEA has issued a recall for their LURVIG pet water dispenser due to a suffocation hazard for cats and small dogs.   The recall was issued after two reported instances of pets suffocating after getting their head stuck in the water dispenser. In a statement, Business Area Manager at IKEA of Sweden AB, Petra Axdorff, […]
  • Pup Paddleboards 150 Miles to Raise Money for Service Dogs July 16, 2018
    Ex-service dog Buddy will be celebrating his retirement by giving back to the community.   The 12-year-old Golden Retriever will paddleboard around Lake Simcoe in Ontario, Canada, a trip that spans almost 150 miles, with his owner, Jane Boake, on July 29. The trip is estimated to take over a week to complete.   The […]
  • Tokyo’s Snake Cafe Caters to Reptile Lovers July 13, 2018
    Snake lovers, rejoice! Tokyo is home to a snake cafe located at Tokyo Snake Centre in the fashion district of Harajuku.   While cat cafes have gained plenty of attention in recent years, it’s the reptiles’ time to shine with the addition of what may be the first cafe of its kind. This is a […]
  • Miniature Therapy Horse Found on Roof Days After Flooding July 13, 2018
    During a storm with torrential rain in western Japan, a miniature therapy horse vanished with her colt from Life Town Mabi, an aged care facility in the Mabicho district of Kakehashi.   Due to evacuation requirements, the staff was forced to release Leaf, the 9-year-old miniature horse, and her colt, Earth, and hope that they […]
  • Radagast Pet Food, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Three Lots of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Recipe and One Lot of Pasture-Raised Venison Recipe July 12, 2018
    Company: Radagast Brand Name: Rad Cat Recall Date: 7/6/2018   Product Names/UPCs: Lot #: 63057, 63069 and 63076 Product Names/UPCs: Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Recipe 8 oz. (UPC: 8 51536 00103 6) Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Recipe 16 oz. (UPC: 8 51536 00104 3) Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Recipe 24 oz. […]






  • Lying in a foreign language is easier July 19, 2018
    It is not easy to tell when someone is lying. This is even more difficult when potential liars speak in a language other than their native tongue. Psychologists investigated why that is so.
  • Mixed mRNA tails act like a shield that delays its shortening July 19, 2018
    Biologists have identified how mixed tails -- made of different nucleotides -- protect mRNA from degradation for longer. This study could bring new insights to our understanding of gene regulation in healthy and diseased states.
  • Discovery of kidney cancer driver could lead to new treatment strategy July 19, 2018
    Researchers suggest that ZHX2 is a potential new therapeutic target for clear cell renal cell carcinoma, which is the most common type of kidney cancer.
  • Yeast species used in food industry can cause disease in humans, study finds July 19, 2018
    A major cause of drug-resistant clinical yeast infections is the same species previously regarded as non-pathogenic and commonly used in the biotechnology and food industries.
  • Chemists characterize the fatal fungus among us July 19, 2018
    Life-threatening fungal infections affect more than two million people worldwide. Effective antifungal medications are limited. A major challenge is that the fungal cell wall is poorly understood, which has impeded drug development. However, chemist have identified for the first time the cell wall structure of one of the most prevalent and deadly fungi, which could […]
  • Phages work together to suppress CRISPR bacterial immunity July 19, 2018
    CRISPR are an essential part of bacterial immunity designed to defend against foreign DNA. In bacteria, CRISPR acts just like it does in human cells as a pair of scissors, in their case with the goal of cutting strands of infecting DNA. While researchers have known that CRISPR is found in roughly half of all […]
  • Australia-led global push to tackle PCOS -- the principal cause of infertility in women July 19, 2018
    Australian led global guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of the primary cause of infertility in women will be published simultaneously in three international journals, supported by a suite of health professional and patient resources to improve health outcomes for women with PCOS.
  • Enzyme identified as possible novel drug target for sickle cell disease, Thalassemia July 19, 2018
    Medical researchers have identified a key signaling protein that regulates hemoglobin production in red blood cells, offering a possible target for a future innovative drug to treat sickle cell disease. Experiments in cultured human cells reveal that blocking the protein reduces the characteristic sickling that distorts the shape of red blood cells and gives the […]
  • Broken bones among older people increase risk of death for up to 10 years July 19, 2018
    Broken bones among older people increase their risk of death for up to 10 years, according to a new study. The study included all individuals in Denmark over the age of 50 who first experienced fragility fractures in 2001 and were followed up to 10 years for their mortality risk.
  • Paralyzed mice with spinal cord injury made to walk again July 19, 2018
    Most people with spinal cord injury are paralyzed from the injury site down, even when the cord isn't completely severed. Why don't the spared portions of the spinal cord keep working? Researchers now provide insight into why these nerve pathways remain quiet. They also show that a small-molecule compound, given systemically, can revive these circuits […]