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Wild Science: Breakthroughs in Animal Health Care May Hold Treatments for Humans


Health & Wellness  (tags: humans, animals, health, illness, interesting, study, research, treatment, medicine, news, science, disease )

Carrie
- 297 days ago - nbcnews.com
A joint conference Saturday of some 300 top physicians and veterinarians in New York City, which will include medical "rounds" by both groups at the Bronx Zoo, marks a seminal moment in the melding of these once-separate disciplines and, perhaps, a...



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Gloria picchetti (286)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 5:10 pm
It really looks good good for man and animals.
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 7:00 pm
there is such a thing as hybrid vigor 0 for instance, people of mixed race are often superior to both ancestral races. Possibly this is because there are fewer recessive harmful genes that can get together.
Cross communication between two different, but related fields of knowledge would broaden the scope, shine new light on problems ion both sides and eliminate errors as well.
this is all good. What has prevented it before is the belief that there is a vast difference between animals and us and that it would demean us to be compared with animals.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 7:09 pm
Interesting, thank you.
 

Jason S. (57)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 7:32 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Trina Hawkins (24)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 11:37 pm
Noted ! Sounds very interesting ! I hope that with Both types of doctors working together,that they will do Great things for both Animals and Humans alike !:)
 

TomCat S. (286)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:51 am
But, if we give our treatments to humans, they'll start charging us more for them!! ;-)
 

Ruth S. (307)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 3:25 am
Does this mean that they are going to start using animals experiments? I don't trust this!
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 9:43 am
Thank you for the wonderful news! However, I'm concerned about animal testing as well.
 

. (0)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 10:22 am
Great news, Carrie! Thanks for sharing.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 12:05 pm
Noted with great interest. “Mammals are mammals are mammals,” Norton added. “There are more similarities than there are differences between the species. When these similarities [in illness] arise, they convey important information. The more knowledge we have about cancer in mammals, for example, the more we can help all the mammals – whether it’s humans or the animals.” So we really are as one!!
Thank You Carrie.
 

Connie O. (42)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:17 pm
Humans have many similarities with animals, from ailments to anatomical similarities. It is great to have doctors and vets working together.
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:17 pm
I think this is good news because it could diminish animal testing. The more alike physicians see all mammals, including us, may lead to more widespread acceptance that non-human mammals should be treated well in every way. I especially like the interest in psychological issues. I have one 9+ yr. old cat who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She has already had a lump removed. It is circumspect as to what else might be appropriate as we go along that would allow her a good quality of life. Any progress on these diseases is a good thing.
 

Kate Kenner (200)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 3:33 pm
Sorry, I don't are about the humans that much.There are far too many of us and we have no place in the natural world. There is a reason people die and that is to make room for other people.

Sue L. If it diminishes teasing on animals I will be more in favor of it but my feelings about the human species stands. The animals come first for me.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 9:35 pm
Good information. Love reading that they are finally working together to find better ways to treat both humans and animals. Thanks Carrie
 

janet f. (29)
Monday November 4, 2013, 3:55 am
This could morph into more use of animals for "research and experimentation" and i will never support it.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday November 4, 2013, 5:34 am
Thanks.
 

Winn Adams (191)
Monday November 4, 2013, 7:35 am
Noted
 

Robert O. (12)
Monday November 4, 2013, 8:46 am
Thanks Carrie.
 
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