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“Full of fascinating stories…” —Atul Gawande, M.D.
“Fascinating reading…” —Temple Grandin, Ph.D.
“Provocative…” —Carl Zimmer, author and science writer
“After finishing, you’re guaranteed to never look at your dog, cat, or any other animal the same way again.” —Publisher’s Weekly
New York Times BESTSELLER
Los Angeles Times BESTSELLER
A Discover Magazine BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
AAAS/Science Book Award Finalist
An O., The Oprah Magazine, Summer Reading Pick
We may think our problems are uniquely human. But animals and humans get the same diseases. How might we better understand human health and illness if we harnessed knowledge from veterinarians, the doctors that take care of other animals? Zoobiquity explores how jaguar breast cancer, dolphin diabetes, flamingo heart attacks, canine PTSD—and more—are transforming human medicine.
Contrary to popular belief, most sex in wild animals is non-procreative. If reproducing isn’t...CONTINUE READING
Contrary to popular belief, most sex in wild animals is non-procreative. If reproducing isn’t the point of sex, why do animals do it? Because it feels good to them. Orgasm has erroneously been assumed to be uniquely human. The sensation of orgasm in humans comes through activation of brain receptors and chemicals in the central nervous system. These receptors and chemicals and the sensations they produce are shared across species. Pleasure plays an under-acknowledged role in the animal sexual drive.
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Eat like a pig for five days. Then eat like a bird for two. London’s latest diet craze is the “The Fast Diet” and it counsels a rotating regimen of eating whatever you want and eating nothing (or next to nothing). As outlined in this New … READ FULL POST
The noses of New York Times readers were collectively wrinkling this week over a piece in the paper's health section. According to research by a Dutch scientist published in the New England Journal of Medicine, something called fecal therapy cures … READ FULL POST
Today I learned something disturbing: the United States is the second-largest destination market for smuggled wildlife products. That means that I live in a country with a high demand for poached rhino horns and elephant tusks. Bear organs and big … READ FULL POST
Cancer, Eating Disorders, Cognitive Dysfunction, Lyme Disease and more: the health of patients of many species were featured at the 2013 Zoobiquity Conference, held at Rockefeller University and the Bronx Zoo in partnership with the Animal Medical Center (AMC), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and the Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.