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The Digitalis Press writes on the science and technologies that underpin our work in Investments, Proving Grounds, and Commons.

We believe that accurately identifying and articulating the most critical unmet needs in health is the first and most fundamental step in deriving solutions that positively impact health at scale. A meaningful understanding of such needs requires a broad view, one that embraces how questions of science and technology are tied inextricably to economic, policy, and social circumstances and histories.

Notes on Animal Health, February 2024: A Matter of Heart

Cindy Cole, DVM, PhD, DACVCP

Cindy Cole, DVM, PhD, DACVCP

February 9, 2024

The difference in the prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) between dogs and humans is particularly striking when one considers that the dog has been proposed to be a model for human aging and mortality.

Notes on Animal Health

Notes on Animal Health, December 2023: Pets vs. Pests

Cindy Cole, DVM, PhD, DACVCP

Cindy Cole, DVM, PhD, DACVCP

December 19, 2023

For many of us, our pets truly are part of our family. They share our homes, our beds, go to work and on vacation with us. They entertain us and protect us. They will be by our sides and on our laps as we celebrate this holiday season with family and friends. We keep our pets close with little concern that they might share fleas, ticks, and intestinal parasites with us. That, however, has not always been the case.

Notes on Animal Health

Notes on Animal Health, October 2023: One Health

Cindy Cole, DVM, PhD, DACVCP

Cindy Cole, DVM, PhD, DACVCP

October 20, 2023

It is particularly easy these days to find ourselves focusing on our differences as humans—different political beliefs, cultures, religions, and diets, to name just a few. However, one thing almost all of us share across the globe is interaction with animals.

Notes on Animal Health