Medical Mysteries

How Chickens Could Inspire New Treatments for Deafness

November 07, 2019 — Birds can't lose their hearing. So why do we?

How the Biggest Birds on Earth Could Help Fend Off Epidemics

March 21, 2019 — Veterinarian Yasuhiro Tuskamoto has a flock of 500 Ostriches—and, in their huge eggs, a way to fight infectious diseases.

How a Hunting Raptor Could Teach Us to Tune Out Distractions

March 21, 2019 — To treat human disorders like ADHD, neuroscientist Shreesh Mysore has unlocked the key to the Barn Owl’s extraordinary focus.

How a Common Street Bird Could Coach Doctors Against a Bad Diagnosis

March 21, 2019 — Psychologist Edward Wasserman’s work with pigeon perception may lead to new strategies for detecting cancer and heart disease.