Suck it Lassie!
There's a new hero in town.
Research shows a genetic mutation found in Tibetan terriers is also found in a neurological disorder related to Parkinson’s disease.
University of Missouri hopes this discovery could lead to new therapies for human suffering from the debilitating disease.
"Dogs and people suffer from the same diseases, and it's much easier to discover gene issues in dogs because of the unique genetics of pure-bred dogs,"
said a professor in the University of Michigan’s Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.
"Because we have a medical school and veterinary school near each other, we can find the genes in the dog and then find out if they cause a similar disease in people."
We are excited to hear updates the
doctors Tibetan terriers progress.
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