Pet Care

New Jersey Says No to Pet Leasing

blog_nj-pet-leasing_082119_main.png We have great news for New Jersey’s pets! On August 9, Governor Murphy signed a bill that will finally outlaw New Jersey pet stores’ inhumane practice of leasing dogs and cats. Puppies sold in pet stores and online—primarily sourced from puppy mills—are often accompanied by soaring sticker prices. To make puppies appear more affordable, pet sellers […]

Health News

How Do E-Cigarettes Change Blood Vessels? A New Study Has the Answer

Taking a drag from a sleek USB may feel cleaner than doing so from a tar-laden cigarette, but it turns out, e-cigarettes are also pretty damn dangerous.  A new study published Tuesday in the journal Radiology found that inhaling e-cigarette vapor has an immediate, negative impact on the vascular system, aka the arteries and veins that carry blood throughout your body. What's more, […]

Pet Care

Kimchi Spices Up Her New Adopter’s Life

happytail_kimchi_082119_main.png Sidnee D. grew up with animals her whole life. She and her family have always been advocates for adoption rather than purchasing a pet from a breeder or pet store. She really missed the love and companionship of a dog who brought so much joy to her childhood. When Sidnee had settled into her […]

Pet Care

New York City Moves Toward More Humane Food Sourcing

On Wednesday, August 14, legislation to implement the Good Food Purchasing Program (GFPP) was introduced in the New York City Council. This food-procurement tool, which the ASPCA actively supports in cities across the country as part of our broader Shop With Your Heart program, helps school systems, municipalities and other public entities source food that […]

Health Problems

New research provides better way to gauge pain in mice

For decades, biomedical researchers have used mouse behavior to study pain, but some researchers have questioned the accuracy of the interpretations of how mice experience pain. Now, Rutgers University-Camden neuroscientist Nathan Fried and colleagues from the University of Pennsylvania have developed a method that can more accurately gauge pain in mice, which could lead researchers […]

Health Problems

New role for microtubules in diabetes

The failure of pancreatic beta cells to release appropriate amounts of insulin in response to rising blood glucose levels is a hallmark of type 2 diabetes. During the past decade researchers have shown that microtubules—part of the cell’s cytoskeleton—play an important role in regulating the delivery of insulin granules to the cell membrane for secretion. […]

Health Problems

Candida auris is a new drug-resistant fungus emerging globally

Early identification of Candida auris, a potentially deadly fungus that causes bloodstream and intra-abdominal infections, is the key to controlling its spread. Its emergence has highlighted gaps in fungal identification capacity in the U.S. and around the world, and physicians should be on alert for risk factors. A commentary is published in Annals of Internal […]