Santa Fe Institute Community Lecture

Zoobiquity: What Dolphin Diabetes Can Teach Us About Human Health




Event Description

Zoobiquity: What Dolphin Diabetes Can Teach Us About Human Health

Dinosaurs suffered from brain cancer, arthritis, and gout. Koalas catch Chlamydia. Gorillas experience clinical depression. Stallions self-harm in a way that correlates to “cutting” for human patients. Animals and humans get the same diseases, yet physicians and veterinarians rarely talk. Drawing on the latest in medical and veterinary science, as well as evolutionary and molecular biology, Barbara Natterson-Horowitz proposes an interdisciplinary, comparative approach to physical and behavioral health for doctors treating patients of all species, and shows us how animal medicine might help us all feel better.

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D., is an attending cardiologist at the UCLA Medical Center and a professor of medicine for the UCLA Division of Cardiology. She serves as a cardiovascular consultant to the Los Angeles Zoo and is a member of its Medical Advisory Board. Her recent book with Kathryn Bowers is Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About Health and the Science of Healing.

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Sponsored by the Los Alamos National Bank

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