Saturday, November 1, 2014
University of Washington & The Woodland Park Zoo
To see the range of cases that were presented and the list of faculty, download the Zoobiquity Conference brochure here
“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
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.
“Like many people around the world, I’ve been following—with interest, dread, horror, and ultimately sorrow—the story of Marius the giraffe,” …who was euthanized by the Copenhagen Zoo and fed to the zoo’s carnivores. To try to contextualize the issue … READ FULL POST
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 York … 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