Friday, October 22, 2010

News on the Dog Front

The New York Times today has a story about how vets in Los Angeles are performing brain surgery (modeled on human brain surgery techniques) on dogs (and 1 cat) with Cushing's disease, a pituitary gland tumor. Cushing's disease affects humans, but affects dogs at much higher rates. The canine (and feline) tissue samples are going to be used to develop drugs that will benefit both human and animal patients.

Sammies develop Cushing's at somewhat above average rates, so this is is good news for all us Sammy lovers. 

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