Canine microchimerism may inform understanding of disease in dogs, humans

07/10/2013 | PhysOrg.com

Veterinarians at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine discovered that microchimerism, a condition in which a person's body contains cells that are not genetically theirs, also occurs in dogs. Veterinarians Jeffrey Bryan and Sandra Axiak-Bechtel found that 36% of the 90 golden retrievers they tested demonstrated michrochimerism. "Finding microchimerism in dogs allows us to track this condition over a lifespan of about 10 years, as opposed to the 70 or 80 years of a human life," said Dr. Bryan. "This will make it much easier to determine any increased risk of or protection from other diseases brought on by microchimerism."

View Full Article in:

PhysOrg.com

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Clinical Project Manager
Abiomed, Inc.
Danvers, MA
Sr. Manager, Regulatory Affairs - International
Integra LifeSciences
Plainsboro, NJ
Associate - Food and Drug
Keller and Heckman LLP
Washington, DC
Market Access Manager Electrophysiology HEOR (AEP) - 15000003NZ
Abbott
Menlo Park, CA
Sales Manager, Employer Programs
PartnerRe Health