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Human Variation: From the Laboratory to the Field

Human Variation: From the Laboratory to the Field

C.G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor, Akira Yasukouchi, Stanley Ulijaszek
May 31, 2017

The transition in anthropological and biomedical research methods over the past 50 years, from anthropometric and craniometric measurements to large-scale microarray genetic studies has resulted in continued revision of opinions and ideas relating to the factors and forces that drive human...

Medicine and Evolution: Current Applications, Future Prospects

Medicine and Evolution: Current Applications, Future Prospects

Sarah Elton, Paul O'Higgins
June 02, 2008

Can an evolutionary perspective be integrated in day-to-day practice and is it of value in medical education and training? If so, when and how? Highlighting exciting areas of research into the evolutionary basis of health and disease, Medicine and Evolution: Current Applications and Future...

Ageing Well: Nutrition, Health, and Social Interventions

Ageing Well: Nutrition, Health, and Social Interventions

Alan D. Dangour, Emily M. D. Grundy, Astrid E. Fletcher
March 12, 2007

Many current public health actions and policies aimed at older people revolve around the often prevailing view that failing health is a consequence of ageing. It is now clear that it is possible to postpone or even prevent much of the age-related decline in health that was once thought inevitable....

Social Information Transmission and Human Biology

Social Information Transmission and Human Biology

Jonathan CK Wells, Simon Strickland, Kevin Laland
May 22, 2006

Recent research has emphasized that socially transmitted information may affect both the gene pool and the phenotypes of individuals and populations, and that an improved understanding of evolutionary issues is beneficial to those working towards the improvement of human health. Equally, an...

The Nature of Difference: Science, Society and Human Biology (PBK)

The Nature of Difference: Science, Society and Human Biology (PBK)

George Ellison, Alan H. Goodman
April 19, 2006

Unprecedented advances in genetics and biotechnology have brought profound new insights into human biological variation. These present challenges and opportunities for understanding the origins of human nature, the nature of difference, and the social practices these sustain. This provides an...

Childhood Obesity: Contemporary Issues

Childhood Obesity: Contemporary Issues

Noel Cameron, Gerard Hastings, George Ellison
July 28, 2005

The consequences of childhood obesity are serious and far reaching, with both physical and psychological components that add to its complexity. Childhood Obesity: Contemporary Issues provides an up-to-date account of the increase of obesity in children, its causes, and its prevention. The expert...

The Changing Face of Disease: Implications for Society

The Changing Face of Disease: Implications for Society

C.G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor, Jean Peters, Stephen T. McGarvey
February 11, 2004

Disease is an ever-present threat faced by all human societies. Today, this concept has become an influential area of study known as the global burden of disease, which encompasses contemporary health concerns such as the economic costs of disease, the societal impact of illness in developing...

Human Biology and History

Human Biology and History

Malcolm Smith
July 25, 2002

The biology of people in the past is a rapidly expanding field of historical study. Our capacity to understand the biology of historical populations is experiencing remarkable developments on both theoretical and analytical fronts.Human Biology and History weaves together the fields of biology,...

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