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11-02-2013, 11:10 AM

Wild science: Breakthroughs in animal health care may hold treatments for humans
A joint conference (http://zoobiquity.com/) 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 chance to make fresh scientific discoveries, experts say.
“We intend this as the beginning of a more productive collaboration. It’s going to lead us to very good places,” said Dr. Larry Norton, an oncologist and deputy physician-in-chief for breast cancer programs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan.