Canine clues to brain tumour discovered

Canine clues to brain tumour discovered
 

Brain tumours in dogs are similar to human ones and could give clues to how the disease develops, scientists say.
A study of 25 breeds of dog, published in PLOS Genetics, has identified three genes linked with a severe type of brain tumour known as glioma.
Future investigation may yield a better understanding of the causes and potential treatments of brain tumours in dogs and humans, researchers say.
Gliomas are very severe human brain tumours that are often incurable.
The disease can also occur in dogs, and some breeds, such as the boxer and bulldog, have an increased risk.
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13 May 2016 in Health, Views: 39
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