Medical research

Cancer therapies connect dogs and humans

Dogs may hold the key to uncovering novel cancer therapy targets and treatments that will benefit domestic animals and their owners, as well as human cancer patients.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

FDA says cows may have caused E. coli lettuce contamination

Outbreaks of E. coli illness that sickened 188 people who ate romaine lettuce grown in California probably came from cattle grazing near the farms, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a report released Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Origins of COVID-19 still a mystery

The highly-infectious SARS-CoV-2 virus is most ideally adapted to infect human cells—rather than bat or pangolin cells, according to new computer modeling.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Novel Leptospira strain that can infect humans

Malaysian researchers have identified the two species of the Leptospira genus of bacteria responsible for most cases of leptospirosis in the country and discovered a new strain capable of infecting humans.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Animals should not pose coronavirus threat to pet owners, farmers

Farmers and pet owners who may be concerned that they can contract COVID-19 from domestic animals—such as livestock, dogs and cats—have little to worry about, according to a virologist in Penn State's College of Agricultural ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Wash your hands after stroking your pet, say French experts

A French medical body urged pet owners on Wednesday to take precautions like washing hands after stroking dogs or cats, saying the risk of catching COVID-19 from animals "cannot be ruled out".

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