"When we watch animals foraging for food in nature, we now have to ask, are they visiting the grocery store or are they visiting the pharmacy?" Professor Mark Hunter said about his research into self-medication in animals. "We can learn a lot about how to treat parasites and disease by watching other animals."

The National Geographic blog, Weird & Wild, recently interviewed Hunter about his research. Read the full article, “Animal Pharm: What Can We Learn From Nature’s Self-Medicators?”

Read more in an April 11, 2013 Michigan News press release