PARKER FORD, PA, October 1, 2015 15:00 ET — In an unprecedented collaboration, the Portuguese Water Dog Foundation is pleased and excited to announce that we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Golden Retriever Foundation, the American Boxer Charitable Foundation and the AKC Canine Health Foundation for a joint research project to develop two technologies that will allow researchers to diagnose hemangiosarcoma in the early stages and to treat the disease before it reaches the crisis point.
Update on findings at the end of year 1 in a study to develop a generalized understanding of the impact of early spay and neuter on disease risk in dogs. The goal of this project is to evaluate, using one consistent and uniform database at their large veterinary medical center (UC Davis).
Update from the middle of year 1 in the clinical trial to establish evidence-base use of regenerative medicine in the treatment of tendon injury in dogs.
Update from the middle of year 2 of research underway by Dr. Iivanainen of University of Helsinki to hopefully lead to a genetic test to aid breeders in controlling hip dysplasia.
Update for year-end 2 for work being done to optimize a cell-based cancer vaccine approach to improving outcomes in dogs with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
This research update provides information mid-year 2 of a 3-year project looking at prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer in dogs. Principle investigators are Modiano, Breen, and Lindblad-Toh.
Mid-year 2 update of Dr. Jeffery Bryan’s research to discover biomarkers for detection, classification, and treatment of B-cell lymphoma.
Early update on research project investigating inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBD) in dogs. Primary researcher Karin Allenspach at the University of London.
Recent update on Modiano’s research underway to prevent to spread of hemangiosarcoma.
Final results on Dr. Robert K Wayne’s work investigating DNA methylation and its regulation of gene expression in normal and pathological states.