Collaborative Success Stories: On the Scent
University of Missouri researcher Dr. Dennis O’Brien is finding clues to cure sick dogs in hopes of curing sick kids.
Unfortunately, some dog breeds are susceptible to hereditary neurologic diseases which cause coordination loss, seizures and death. These brain malformations are similar to those that cause intractable seizures in children. O’Brien led a team of researchers from the College of Veterinary Medicine, School of Medicine and College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources that was looking for a genetic “culprit.” While researching, the team developed a preventative DNA test to identify several canine neurologic diseases.
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