The goal of the Zoobiquity Research Symposium is to educate medical and veterinary professionals on cutting edge cross-species basic and clinical research that benefits both humans and animals. Additionally, the conference seeks to expose participants to translational programs which take advantage of unique animal anatomy and physiology, providing unique and more faithful models of disease. As a part of its educational mission, this conference will involve students at a number of levels, including undergraduate, medical, veterinary and graduate students to allow these individuals to incorporate the benefits of comparative medicine and research into their careers at an early stage. Our mission is to encourage the speakers and attendees to meet and discuss their research with scientists from other disciplines in order to foster innovative research collaborations and novel research directions. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN.
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.
A brain tumor found in the fossilized skull of a T-Rex shows that cancer has existed since...CONTINUE READING
A brain tumor found in the fossilized skull of a T-Rex shows that cancer has existed since ancient times. Dinosaurs also suffered from other “modern” or “human” diseases, such as gout, arthritis, and tooth abscesses. Understanding that disease is not uniquely human—and that it’s ancient—gives patients and physicians a new way of understanding why we get sick and how we heal.
“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