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Cat owners invited to take part in our School’s research

Researchers at the School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln, are inviting cat owners to take part in groundbreaking research.  Due to the enigmatic nature of this species, detecting pain in cats reliably is inherently challenging, limiting our capacity to be able to quickly and efficiently treat cats in...

Life Sciences Undergraduate Showcase

From Life Sciences to Chemistry and Engineering, the University of Lincoln’s College of Science hosts another remarkable showcase of our undergraduate students. Good luck to everyone on getting back their marks over the next few days. Here is a little look into a few of our students we spoke to...

PhD in Dog Cognition and Behaviour – Apply Now

See below for an amazing opportunity for a PhD placement in Dog Cognition and Behaviour.   Are you interested in carrying out a PhD at our lab (http://www.dogup.it/), in the field of Dog Cognition and Behaviour.  The University of Padua (Italy) is offering PhD research fellowships dedicated to non-italian candidates. As...

New research shows that Collies can border on the impulsive

Border Collies are on average more impulsive than Labrador Retrievers, according to new research published today (Thursday 10th March 2016). When comparing working lines – groups within a breed that have been selected to perform a particular task for humans, such as herding sheep – Collies were found to...

Dogs really can recognise human emotions

  As a dog owner you’ve seen them smile, cuddle you when you’re not at your best, mope when you’re not around and pounce around when you’re in the best of moods, but now it’s been scientifically proven: dogs really can recognise emotions in humans. By combining information from different...

A closer look at separation anxiety in dogs

Separation anxiety is an extremely common problem in dogs, sometimes resulting in the breakdown of the special bond shared by humans and their canine companions. A study by academics at the University of Lincoln, UK, and the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Kosice, Slovakia, aims to improve...