Dispelling 6 of the Biggest Shelter-Dog Myths

Dispelling 6 of the Biggest Shelter-Dog Myths

Although many pet lovers consider adopting a dog from an shelter, some are reluctant because of misinformation they’ve heard about these animals. Many dog lovers have heard a variety of rumors about shelter dogs, some of which are related to their temperament or health. The result is that thousands of dogs remain in shelters throughout… Read More…

8 of the Most Common Misconceptions about Shelter Dog Behavior

8 of the Most Common Misconceptions about Shelter Dog Behavior

If you’ve recently adopted a shelter dog, it might take you a little while to figure out why your new friend does the things he does. Many dog behaviors can seem confusing or contradictory, especially for new dog owners, and because there are so many myths about shelter dog behavior out there, it can be… Read More…

How Is amfAR Supporting Innovative HIV Research?

How Is amfAR Supporting Innovative HIV Research?

According to amfAR, the world’s leading organization dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic, the field of HIV/AIDS research has good reason to be optimistic. Several important breakthroughs over the last decade have brought the scientific community not only a greater understanding of the particular challenges to be faced on the road to finding a… Read More…

A Look at Some of the Most Important Themes in Prematurity Research

The March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center network represents the most concerted effort in the world to investigate and identify the underlying causes of preterm birth. The six leading research institutions in North America and Europe—the establishment of the network’s first European center at Imperial College London was announced earlier this year—use a transdisciplinary approach… Read More…

How to Make Sure Your Kids’ Books Are Free of Bias

How to Make Sure Your Kids’ Books Are Free of Bias

Books and stories are powerful tools that can help children better understand their families, their communities, and the wider world. At their best—that is, when they reflect a diverse range of characters and situations—children’s books can help young readers develop values like respect for differences and compassion and empathy for others: These values often remain… Read More…