Commonalities across species and evolutionary time.
Understanding the nature of vulnerability and identifying natural models of resistance drives Zoobiquity-related research. The goal is to integrate insights from related but under-engaged fields at the intersection of evolutionary biology, medicine, animal behavior, and ecology. Research tools (systematic review, meta-analysis, and phylogenic modeling) from these fields are brought together to identify patterns, trends, and solutions to the common challenges facing life on Earth.
Students at UCLA and Harvard have undertaken Zoobiquity-style research in more than 100 different areas of medical and social science, including:
Reproductive and Sexual Health
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome | Infertility | Endometriosis | Precocious Puberty
Seizure Disorders | Movement Disorders | Cognitive Decline
Atherosclerosis | Atrial Fibrillation | Heart Failure
Melanoma | Breast Cancer | Osteosarcoma
Psychiatric and bio-behavioral disorders
Compulsive disorders | Anxiety | Insomnia | Origins of PTSD
Challenges of Group Living
Origins of Sexual Coercion | Origins of Xenophobia | Origins of Appearance-based Bullying
Obesity | Gout | Metabolic syndrome and Type II Diabetes
Immune and Other Conditions
Blood-clotting | Allergy and Anaphalaxis | Crohn’s Disease