Pet Care

From Hiding to Hiking: Binney’s New Lease on Life

As a Registered Veterinary Technician and aspiring dog behaviorist, April K. is passionate about the work of the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center (BRC), where she serves as a foster parent and volunteer. In December 2019, April offered to foster a recent graduate—rescued dog Binney—from the program. After treatment at the BRC, undersocialized dogs often benefit […]

Pet Care

Homeless Pets Transported from Hurricane-Ravaged Louisiana Thrive in New Homes

Six weeks after Hurricane Laura, the ASPCA closed down its temporary shelter in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Luckily, shelters across the country generously opened their doors to take in 494 homeless dogs and cats—either unowned before the storm or surrendered afterward—so they could be made available for adoption. “Through ground and flight transport, animals from Louisiana […]

Health News

Researchers identify new gene involved in breast cancer growth

A team of UT Southwestern researchers has identified a gene involved in the growth of breast cancer, a finding that could lead to potential new targets for treatment. “The gene ZMYND8 is increased in breast cancer conditions, and higher levels of the gene correlate with poor survival of breast cancer patients,” says Yingfei Wang, Ph.D., […]

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Lyme disease-carrying ticks may invade new territory in the Midwest

Black-legged ticks may soon expand their territory across the midwestern U.S., carrying Lyme disease with them, a new study finds.  The study researchers created a timeline of when and where the black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis) has spread since the 1960s, when the parasitic arachnid was first detected in Wisconsin and Minnesota. The team pinpointed several […]