Happy Thanksgiving

Monday is Thanksgiving in Canada.Photo: K Hanley CHDPhoto/ShutterstockI am thankful to have so many readers like you who are dedicated to good welfare for dogs and cats, and to helping people with their pets. I am grateful for your readership and all the messages of support and encouragement throughout the year, as well as the interesting questions and articles you send my way.This year I am especially thankful to the veterinarians and vet techs for…

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Canadian Center for Behavioural Neuroscience: Society for Neuroscience Poster Session

In advance of the Society for Neuroscience conference in 2019, the Canadian Center for Behavioural Neuroscience (CCBN), located at the University of Lethbridge, is hosting a poster session to showcase the research of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. My current research is showcased in the research poster below (I hope the text is large enough to read). Please feel free to contact me with any comments or questions. Enjoy!

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Mental health and early career scientists

Mental health and early career scientists Thursday, October 10, 2019 Anusha Sajja Despite the availability of mental health workshops and other resources within their universities, many graduate students and novice scientists still find themselves suffering from depression and anxiety at their workplace. Changes in behaviour, low productivity, lethargy, and high levels of anxiety and stress are common manifestations of mental health deterioration. Why is mental health important for trainee scientists?   The psychological toll of academic…

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Sensors, the long-desired safety net for regenerative medicine

Dr. Chih Wei Teng is Chief Operating Officer for CCRM Australia and wrote this blog with colleagues Alex Barrington and Dr. Emma Gallaher. CCRM Australia is an Australian not-for-profit organization supporting the development of foundational technologies to accelerate the commercialization of regenerative medicine products and therapies. CCRM Australia’s focus is to bridge the commercialization gap through a network of scientists, entrepreneurs, academic institutions and industry partners and address bottlenecks in the industry. CCRM Australia is…

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Small Dogs Are Less Likely to be House Trained than Big Dogs

But small dogs are more likely to be fully house trained if they have attended training, study shows.Photo: Jakkrit Orrasri/ShutterstockBy Zazie Todd, PhDThis page contains affiliate links.It has often been suggested that small dogs are more likely to have accidents in the house than large dogs. New research in press in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior finds that small dogs are significantly more likely than big dogs to have house-training mistakes. The research was conducted…

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The 2019 Critical Care Canada Forum hosts fifth annual Deceased Organ Donation Symposium

The 2019 Critical Care Canada Forum hosts fifth annual Deceased Organ Donation Symposium Transplantation Organs and Tissues Tuesday, October 08, 2019 Jenny Ryan This year marks the fifth annual Deceased Organ Donation Symposium at the Critical Care Canada Forum in Toronto. Presented by Canadian Blood Services, Trillium Gift of Life and the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP), this two-day symposium held Nov. 11–12, 2019 promotes scientific research in organ donation and transplantation and…

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La question de la connaissance est indissociable de notre structure biologique et de son histoire

C’est cette semaine que je commence à écrire sur certains aspects du cours gratuits que je donnerai cette année souligner les dix ans de l’UPop Montréal. Comme je l’expliquais la semaine dernière, le cours intitulé «Notre cerveau à tous les niveaux» comptera cinq séances à la session d’automne et cinq à la session d’hiver-printemps. Et les deux lundis avant chaque séance, je préparerai le terrain en écrivant d’abord un billet sur l’étendue du domaine que…

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Companion Animal Psychology Book Club October 2019

“Lively and fascinating... The reader comes away cheered, better informed, and with a new and deeper appreciation for our amazing canine companions and their enormous capacity for love.”—Cat Warren.This page contains affiliate links.The Animal Book Club's choice for October 2019 is Dog Is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You by Clive Wynne.From the book's description,"Does your dog love you? Every dog lover knows the feeling. The nuzzle of a dog’s nose, the warmth of…

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054 – Breast Cancer Screening and Generic Drugs

  Breast cancer screening: self-exams, mammograms, ductal carcinoma in situ, Angelina Jolie // The book "Bottle of Lies" and the safety of generic drugs // When cancer research misses its target   * Vox pop by Morgan Sweeney * Jingle by Joseph Hackl of Voodoo Jazz * Additional music by Seth Donnelly and Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com. * Theme music: "Troll of the Mountain Swing" by the Underscore Orkestra.   To contribute to The Body…

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054 – Breast Cancer Screening and Generic Drugs

  Breast cancer screening: self-exams, mammograms, ductal carcinoma in situ, Angelina Jolie // The book "Bottle of Lies" and the safety of generic drugs // When cancer research misses its target   * Vox pop by Morgan Sweeney * Jingle by Joseph Hackl of Voodoo Jazz * Additional music by Seth Donnelly and Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com. * Theme music: "Troll of the Mountain Swing" by the Underscore Orkestra.   To contribute to The Body…

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