Study of Dogs Helps With Understanding Of Age-Related Human Diseases

Nov 15, 2018

University of Washington forensics researcher Matt Kaeberlein says studying diseases in dogs helps scientists understand why people get sick as they age.
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University of Washington pathology researcher Matt Kaeberlein is studying another way in which dog is human’s best friend. Kaeberlein says dogs age in many of the same ways humans do and because of that, they might help people learn more about the afflictions that plague us when we get old.

He says, because dogs age faster than people, researchers are able to find answers faster when studying age-related diseases in dogs.

Kaeberlein spoke recently at Gonzaga.