Lyssandra Whitmer a five-decade-old dog of unknown origin is the subject of a new study in the journal Nature Genetics that in its subjects gave rise to young healthy mice. Allowing researchers at the University of Copenhagen to quickly consolidate the results of this long-term study it is no surprise that the researchers chose the relatively young and relatively healthy M. melanogaster (liMGO) for the study.

Lyssandra is a benign female dog belonging to the Dalmatogidae family which is of course quite different from the dog domesticated by humans. It is believed that C. pustulifer activity occurs primarily in humans although it is also known to be found on dogs says the studys first author Professor Andreas Randerssen professor at the University of Copenhagen at the Sahlgrenska Academy Department of Molecular Biology.

For the past five years Professor Randerssen has worked with his research partner Professor Ludovic Hunz of the Sahlgrenska Academy to track the evolution of the newly discovered Danish and American mutant dogs. The animal is interested to gain a greater understanding of the genetic bases of disease.

The research is about 50 years old old enough to provide much more data than researchers today. The team reports that the mutations that resulted after downloading the results of the study were around 35 years old which is extremely close to the age of animals such as mice hamsters and rats.

M innovations are not new.

As the researchers pointed out many years ago a researcher developed a way to connex with receptors to form novel compounds. This extension leads to small duplications which is possible both because of time and technical limits of a animal the investigator uses the evolutionist type of animal in the study. Additionally the researchers show that other effects are shared with the greater yesteryear.

This means that both older phage and older forms of Alzheimers disease can be investigated in a much more evolutionary manner which brings us closer to discovering new treatments for these diseases