What Animals Can Teach Us About Human Health
New research shows that about 60 percent of all human diseases are zoonotic, meaning they can be transmitted between animals and humans. However, physicians and veterinarians rarely work together. Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and journalist Kathryn Bowers wrote a book about the extraordinary opportunities that exist in cross-disciplinary collaboration in the medical profession. They spoke to Sam Litzinger about the possibilities. New York Times science reporter Benedict Carey has information about new research in which primate intelligence was enhanced via the use of a special brain implant. The procedure is being considered for application in human patients suffering from brain ailments. Also featured: BirdNote, our weekly exploration of living things with wings.
Music: “Animal Dreams” by Bob James