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Clinical findings, surgical treatment and outcome in dogs with parotid duct ectasia: 14 cases (2010-2023) (2023)
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Martinez, I., Mielke, B., Rutherford, L., Cantatore, M., Cinti, F., Charlesworth, T., …Rossanese, M. (2023). Clinical findings, surgical treatment and outcome in dogs with parotid duct ectasia: 14 cases (2010-2023). Journal of Small Animal Practice, https://doi.org/10.1111/jsap.13685

ObjectivesTo describe the clinical presentation, diagnostic findings, surgical treatment and outcome of dogs diagnosed with parotid duct ectasia.Materials and MethodsMedical records of dogs diagnosed with parotid duct ectasia between 2010 and 2023 at... Read More about Clinical findings, surgical treatment and outcome in dogs with parotid duct ectasia: 14 cases (2010-2023).

The collisional geometry of economical walking predicts human leg and foot segment proportions (2023)
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Usherwood, J. (2023). The collisional geometry of economical walking predicts human leg and foot segment proportions. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface, 20(200), https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2022.0800

Human walking appears complicated, with many muscles and joints performing rapidly varying roles over the stride. However, the function of walking is simple: to support body weight as it translates economically. Here, a scenario is proposed for the s... Read More about The collisional geometry of economical walking predicts human leg and foot segment proportions.

Phenotypic and Genotypic Characteristics of Antimicrobial Resistance in Citrobacter freundii Isolated from Domestic Ducks (Anas platyrhynchos domesticus) in Bangladesh (2023)
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Ahmed, T., Islam, M., Haider, N., Elton, L., Hasan, B., Nuruzzaman, M., …Khan, M. (2023). Phenotypic and Genotypic Characteristics of Antimicrobial Resistance in Citrobacter freundii Isolated from Domestic Ducks (Anas platyrhynchos domesticus) in Bangladesh. Antibiotics, 12(4), https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics12040769

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Citrobacter freundii poses a serious challenge as this species is one of the sources of nosocomial infection and causes diarrheal infections in humans. Ducks could be the potential source of multidrug-resistant (MDR)... Read More about Phenotypic and Genotypic Characteristics of Antimicrobial Resistance in Citrobacter freundii Isolated from Domestic Ducks (Anas platyrhynchos domesticus) in Bangladesh.

The cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway inhibits inflammation without lymphocyte relay (2023)
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Simon, T., Kirk, J., Dolezalova, N., Guyot, M., Panzolini, C., Bondue, A., …Blancou, P. (2023). The cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway inhibits inflammation without lymphocyte relay. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 17, https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2023.1125492

The magnitude of innate inflammatory immune responses is dependent on interactions between peripheral neural and immune cells. In particular, a cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway (CAP) has been identified in the spleen whereby noradrenaline (NA) r... Read More about The cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway inhibits inflammation without lymphocyte relay.

Review: The challenge to integrate animal welfare indicators into the Life Cycle Assessment (2023)
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Lanzoni, L., Whatford, L., Atzori, A., Chincarini, M., Giammarco, M., Fusaro, I., & Vignola, G. (2023). Review: The challenge to integrate animal welfare indicators into the Life Cycle Assessment. animal, 17(5), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.animal.2023.100794

The transition to a more sustainable livestock sector represents one of the major challenges of our time. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is recognised as the gold standard methodology for assessing the environmental impact of farming systems. Simultaneo... Read More about Review: The challenge to integrate animal welfare indicators into the Life Cycle Assessment.

Dynamics of hinged wings in strong upward gusts (2023)
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Stevenson, J., Cheney, J., Usherwood, J., Bomphrey, R., & Windsor, S. (2023). Dynamics of hinged wings in strong upward gusts. Royal Society Open Science, 10(5), https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.221607

A bird's wings are articulated to its body via highly mobile shoulder joints. The joints confer an impressive range of motion, enabling the wings to make broad, sweeping movements that can modulate quite dramatically the production of aerodynamic loa... Read More about Dynamics of hinged wings in strong upward gusts.

Locomotor, ecological and phylogenetic drivers of skeletal proportions in frogs (2023)
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Leavey, A., Ruta, M., Richards, C., & Porro, L. (2023). Locomotor, ecological and phylogenetic drivers of skeletal proportions in frogs. Journal of Anatomy, https://doi.org/10.1111/joa.13886

Frogs exhibit complex anatomical features of the pelvis, limbs and spine, long assumed to represent specialisations for jumping. Yet frogs employ a wide range of locomotor modes, with several taxa featuring primary locomotor modes other than jumping.... Read More about Locomotor, ecological and phylogenetic drivers of skeletal proportions in frogs.

Determining the prevalence and risk factors for positive bacterial culture in canine discospondylitis: 120 cases (2023)
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Pilkington, E., Goncalves, R., Henze, L., Grapes, N., Volk, H., & De Decker, S. (2023). Determining the prevalence and risk factors for positive bacterial culture in canine discospondylitis: 120 cases. Veterinary Record, https://doi.org/10.1002/vetr.3053

BackgroundIdentification of the aetiologic agent in canine discospondylitis is infrequent; and risk factors for a positive bacterial culture have not previously been reported. MethodsMedical records at three institutions were searched to identify cli... Read More about Determining the prevalence and risk factors for positive bacterial culture in canine discospondylitis: 120 cases.

Spinal epidural empyema in a colobus monkey (2023)
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Cehrs, E., & Beltran, E. (2023). Spinal epidural empyema in a colobus monkey. Vet Record Case Reports, https://doi.org/10.1002/vrc2.656

A 10-year-old, male colobus monkey presented with a kyphotic appearance. Lumbar spinal pain was suspected, and the colobus was started on a course of meloxicam. With no improvement noted, it was sedated for examination. Haematology revealed a neutrop... Read More about Spinal epidural empyema in a colobus monkey.

Comparison of radiography and CT for the evaluation of third carpal bone slab fractures in Thoroughbred racehorses (2023)
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Dash, R., Minshall, G., & Wright, I. (2023). Comparison of radiography and CT for the evaluation of third carpal bone slab fractures in Thoroughbred racehorses. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, https://doi.org/10.1111/vru.13255

Slab fractures of the third carpal bone (C3) are a common cause of lameness in Thoroughbred racehorses. Information on fracture morphology is commonly obtained from radiographs or CT. This retrospective, methods comparison aimed to explore the agreem... Read More about Comparison of radiography and CT for the evaluation of third carpal bone slab fractures in Thoroughbred racehorses.

Large granular lymphocyte lymphoma in 65 dogs (2005-2023) (2023)
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Yale, A., Crawford, A., Gramer, I., Guillen, A., Desmas, I., & Holmes, E. (2023). Large granular lymphocyte lymphoma in 65 dogs (2005-2023). Veterinary and Comparative Oncology, https://doi.org/10.1111/vco.12959

Large granular lymphocyte lymphoma (LGLL) is a rare form of lymphoma in dogs. Limited information exists regarding presentation, treatment response, and outcome. The aim of this single-institute, retrospective study was to characterise clinical prese... Read More about Large granular lymphocyte lymphoma in 65 dogs (2005-2023).

Effects of individual and pair housing of calves on long term heifer production on a UK commercial dairy farm (2023)
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Mahendran, S., Blackie, N., Wathes, D. C., & Booth, R. (in press). Effects of individual and pair housing of calves on long term heifer production on a UK commercial dairy farm. Animals, https://doi.org/10.3390/ani14010125

Pair housing of pre-weaning dairy calves has previously demonstrated positive impacts on their growth, health and behaviour, but longer-term effects on production are still relatively unknown. This study followed a cohort of 431 Holstein heifers recr... Read More about Effects of individual and pair housing of calves on long term heifer production on a UK commercial dairy farm.

Using a Whole Genome Co- expression Network to Inform the Functional Characterisation of Predicted Genomic Elements from Mycobacterium tuberculosis Transcriptomic Data (2023)
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Stiens, J., Yi Tan, Y., Joyce, R., Arnvig, K. B., Kendall, S. L., & Nobeli, I. (in press). Using a Whole Genome Co- expression Network to Inform the Functional Characterisation of Predicted Genomic Elements from Mycobacterium tuberculosis Transcriptomic Data. Molecular Microbiology, https://doi.org/10.1111/mmi.15055

A whole genome co-expression network was created using Mycobacterium tuberculosis transcriptomic data from publicly available RNA-sequencing experiments covering a wide variety of experimental conditions. The network includes expressed regions with... Read More about Using a Whole Genome Co- expression Network to Inform the Functional Characterisation of Predicted Genomic Elements from Mycobacterium tuberculosis Transcriptomic Data.

CellShip: An Ambient Temperature Transport and Short-Term Storage Medium for Mammalian Cell Cultures (2023)
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Buick, E., Mead, A., Alhubaysh, A., Bou Assi, P., Das, P., Dayus, J., …Farnaud, S. (in press). CellShip: An Ambient Temperature Transport and Short-Term Storage Medium for Mammalian Cell Cultures. Biopreservation and Biobanking, https://doi.org/10.1089/bio.2023.0100

Cell culture is a critical platform for numerous research and industrial processes. However, methods for transporting cells are largely limited to cryopreservation, which is logistically challenging, requires the use of potentially cytotoxic cryopres... Read More about CellShip: An Ambient Temperature Transport and Short-Term Storage Medium for Mammalian Cell Cultures.

Multi-ancestry genome-wide association meta-analysis of Parkinson's disease (2023)
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Kim, J., Vitale, D., Otani, D., Lian, M., Heilbron, K., Aslibekyan, S., …Mata, I. (2023). Multi-ancestry genome-wide association meta-analysis of Parkinson's disease. Nature Genetics, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41588-023-01584-8

Although over 90 independent risk variants have been identified for Parkinson's disease using genome-wide association studies, most studies have been performed in just one population at a time. Here we performed a large-scale multi-ancestry meta-anal... Read More about Multi-ancestry genome-wide association meta-analysis of Parkinson's disease.

A Functional Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism Upstream of the Collagen Type III Gene Is Associated with Catastrophic Fracture Risk in Thoroughbred Horses (2023)
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Lago, E. P., Baird, A., Blott, S. C., Mcphail, R. E., Ross, A. C., Durward-Akhurst, S. A., & Guest, D. J. (2023). A Functional Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism Upstream of the Collagen Type III Gene Is Associated with Catastrophic Fracture Risk in Thoroughbred Horses. Animals, 14(1), 116. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani14010116

Fractures caused by bone overloading are a leading cause of euthanasia in Thoroughbred racehorses. The risk of fatal fracture has been shown to be influenced by both environmental and genetic factors but, to date, no specific genetic mechanisms unde... Read More about A Functional Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism Upstream of the Collagen Type III Gene Is Associated with Catastrophic Fracture Risk in Thoroughbred Horses.

Diagnosis and surgical management of a type IV<i>b</i> dermoid sinus in a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (2023)
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Danciu, C., Briola, C., Volckaert, V., Mccready, D., Pittaway, R., & Fitzmaurice, S. (2023). Diagnosis and surgical management of a type IVb dermoid sinus in a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Vet Record Case Reports, https://doi.org/10.1002/vrc2.786

A 6-year-old, male, neutered Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog was referred with a 4-year history of an intermittently draining fistula on the midline of the frontal bones of the skull. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography scan of the h... Read More about Diagnosis and surgical management of a type IV<i>b</i> dermoid sinus in a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Differential LRRK2 Signalling and Gene Expression in WT-LRRK2 and G2019S-LRRK2 Mouse Microglia Treated with Zymosan and MLi2 (2023)
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Nazish, I., Mamais, A., Mallach, A., Bettencourt, C., Kaganovich, A., Warner, T., …Bandopadhyay, R. (2023). Differential LRRK2 Signalling and Gene Expression in WT-LRRK2 and G2019S-LRRK2 Mouse Microglia Treated with Zymosan and MLi2. Cells, 13(1), https://doi.org/10.3390/cells13010053

Mutations in the leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) gene cause autosomal dominant Parkinson's disease (PD), with the most common causative mutation being the LRRK2 p.G2019S within the kinase domain. LRRK2 protein is highly expressed in the human br... Read More about Differential LRRK2 Signalling and Gene Expression in WT-LRRK2 and G2019S-LRRK2 Mouse Microglia Treated with Zymosan and MLi2.