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🐶 Paging K-Dog...Wanted: 10,000 aging dogs for study
« on: November 15, 2019, 09:22:54 PM »
https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/14/health/dog-aging-project-scn-trnd/index.html

Wanted: 10,000 dogs for the largest-ever study on aging in canines

By Allen Kim, CNN

Updated 5:36 PM ET, Fri November 15, 2019

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(CNN)On this we can all agree: The lifespan of a dog is far too short. The Dog Aging Project hopes to change that.
Researchers are hoping to study a group of 10,000 dogs over the course of 10 years to see whether they can improve the life expectancy of canines and their overall quality of life.
Dogs' lives are six to 12 times shorter than that of humans, according to a study by the Frontiers in Veterinary Science.
The researchers, which include teams from the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, are being funded by the National Institute of Aging, a division the National Institutes of Health.

Life expectancy for dogs is six to 12 times shorter than humans.
Life expectancy for dogs is six to 12 times shorter than humans.
The researchers' expertise comes from a wide range of fields and institutions. All together, it will be the largest-ever study on aging in dogs. But their scope expands far beyond: The researchers hope that the information they learn could eventually be applied to humans as well.
"Dogs truly are science's best friends," the research team told CNN in a joint statement. "Though they age more rapidly than humans, they get the same diseases of aging, have a rich genetic makeup, and share our environment."
"By studying aging in dogs," they said, "we can more quickly expand our knowledge of aging not just in dogs but also in humans." They added that the group is hopeful that their discoveries could lead to better "prediction, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and prevention of disease."
Now accepting applicants
Applications to the project are officially open.
Owners can visit the Dog Aging Project's website to nominate their pooch. The submission process takes less than 10 minutes, and generally consists of questions about your canine to help the researchers learn whether he or she is the right fit.
Have more questions? Here's a helpful FAQ.
A very good service dog scored a spot in her Arkansas elementary school yearbook
A very good service dog scored a spot in her Arkansas elementary school yearbook
Dogs from all 50 states, and of all ages, sizes, and breeds may apply. The researchers will even consider dogs with chronic illnesses, hoping to include as much genetic diversity as possible.
That will help them identify biological and environmental factors critical to improving overall health and lifespan.
And humans -- your participation is welcome too.

"Dogs and their owners are the heart of the Dog Aging Project," the researchers said. "People who nominate a dog will have the opportunity to partner with our research team as a citizen scientist."
Owners will be asked to fill out surveys about their dog's health and life experience, and sample the dog's saliva, too.
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Re: 🐶 Paging K-Dog...Wanted: 10,000 aging dogs for study
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2019, 08:56:23 PM »
If they were bred to live long they probably would.  I don't see a mystery.  Selective breeding by humans is going to favor a fast turnover of generations and any organism with easy food likely has the same pressure to favor quick breeding and short life.  Breeding for longevity would be a complicated thing to do.  It would take a long time. 

For humans lifespans overall will become shorter because of civilization despite a trend for longer life which was cause by the elimination of disease and famine.  For a while the trend was for longer life but likely it already has started to reverse as genetic baggage collects.

What has been done to dogs we are doing to ourselves.
Under ideal conditions of temperature and pressure the organism will grow without limit.

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2019, 01:06:55 PM »
RE's December first article could benefit from this.  Up to him how to use it.

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Re: Going to the dogs
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2019, 01:12:36 PM »
RE's December first article could benefit from this.  Up to him how to use it.

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I watched that video while researching the article.  I almost included it.  GMTA.

Too late now to add it, article already cross posted on GEI so I am not going to edit now.

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