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CROWDRISE : Feb 26, 2015
Tax ID: 46-2713415
BASED: Albuquerque, NM, United States


Comparative Studies

Saving the Lives of People and Pets

Paws To People, Bridges To Cures is a local, grassroots organization whose mission is to raise awareness and funding for Comparative Studies Research in Catastrophic Diseases that affect both humans and pets.

The similarities and resemblances of many diseases that occur in both animals and humans are so numerous that the diseases are virtually identical. Diseases like cancer, epilepsy, diabetes, PTSD, dementia, heart disease, and arthritis.

With the advent of modern technology like MRIs and the complete mapping of both the human and canine genome, it is apparent that the disease processes are also the same. In other words, cancer is cancer…not human cancer or dog cancer or ferret cancer…cancer is simply, cancer.

Looking at domestic pets in particular offers tremendous insight in comparative studies because these animals completely share the human environment and lifestyle. They live in our houses, walk on our fertilized lawns, drive in our cars, eat our leftovers, suffer our stresses…they are models of the human experience that, because of their shorter lifespans, run in fast forward.

Comparative studies research uses that natural link to explore the real world impact on how disease is generated, grows, and how it can be eradicated…for both humans and pets. By its very nature, Comparative Studies is compassionate medicine. Since the purpose of this type of research is to find connections and parallels in the life experiences of different species as a means of determining common causality and potential cures, it is vital that the subjects start at the same base point…naturally occurring disease and “normal” not manipulated environments. Caged animals with induced illnesses do not fit these criteria and ultimately would disqualify the validity of the comparison.

This is not a futuristic dream. It is a combined attack on diseases that is revealing secrets and progressing us toward new therapies and new ways to view illness. Comparative studies truly benefit both dogs and people alike and is a rapidly growing field as researchers realize the BRIDGE between people and pets is a vital key to ending this disease. There are an increasing number of comparative programs in America. 

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