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From penguins to hyenas, vet students care for the wildest patients

December 18, 2012

A UW–Madison initiative is one of only 22 accredited zoological medicine residency programs in the world, and its mission is to prepare veterinarians to effectively treat the increasing number of exotic pets, animals at zoos and aquaria, and injured and sick wildlife — and free-ranging wildlife as well.

Scientists create road map to metabolic reprogramming for aging

November 29, 2012

In efforts to understand what influences life span, cancer and aging, scientists are building road maps to navigate and learn about cells at the molecular level.

Study: Monkey mothers key to reproductive success of sons

November 7, 2011

If you are a male human, nothing puts a damper on romantic success like having your mother in tow. If you are a male northern muriqui monkey, however, mom’s presence may be your best bet to find and successfully mate with just the right girl at the right time, according to a study reported by UW–Madison anthropologist Karen B. Strier.