Thursday, April 15, 2010

Does Your Dog Lick Hold The Clue To A Cure For Cancer

The Translational Genomics Research Institute and the Van Andel Research Institute have been working on finding a clue from a dogs DNA that could help in finding a cure for cancer.

Dr. Mark Neff said: Rare diseases in humans also show up in dogs. By studying the DNA of canines, we expect to more quickly discover the genomic causes of disease and more quickly find ways to better treat dogs and people.

Dr. Jeffrey Trent said: The Human Genome Project provided a new playbook for biomedical research and patient care. As we begin to catalog the dog genome, we have the opportunity to really understand a number of the problems that afflict the dog, but also a number of possible health solutions for people.

I only wish they would have found a cure earlier due to my wife having stage three cancer. Hopefully one day they will find a cure with the help from our buddies.

Read the article here.

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