When an urgent call comes from the Los Angeles Zoo, UCLA physicians might rush to help a chimpanzee with a leaky mitral valve or an African lioness with fluid in the sac surrounding her heart.
The doctors from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center serve as volunteers on the zoo’s Medical Advisory Board, making themselves available to the zoo’s highly skilled veterinarians for assistance in especially perplexing cases.
Also in this edition of the UCLA News Week webcast:
- UCLA has moved up 10 spots in the annual Peace Corps Top Colleges and Universities rankings. With 92 alumni currently serving in the Peace Corps, the campus now ranks sixth among large universities.
- Loneliness is no fun, and it could kill you too.
- UCLA's new Hypercities Egypt mapping project archives Twitter tweets from the streets of Cairo and Alexandria.
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