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Evolution in Health and Disease / Edition 2
     

Evolution in Health and Disease / Edition 2

by Stephen C. Stearns
 

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ISBN-10: 0199207461

ISBN-13: 2900199207465

Pub. Date: 01/10/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

For most of our history, humans lived in small hunter-gatherer groups whose diets, living conditions, and environmental pressures were very different from what most humans face today. The result is that the evolutionary adaptations which proved beneficial in our past may prove less so now. This fascinating book explores the implications of human evolutionary history

Overview

For most of our history, humans lived in small hunter-gatherer groups whose diets, living conditions, and environmental pressures were very different from what most humans face today. The result is that the evolutionary adaptations which proved beneficial in our past may prove less so now. This fascinating book explores the implications of human evolutionary history for human health and medicine. Topics include antibiotic resistance, pathogen virulence, aging, and population and genotype-specific reactions to drugs and susceptibility to disease.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900199207465
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/10/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368

Table of Contents

Preface
Part I. Introduction
Chapter 1. Introducing evolutionary thinking for medicine, by Stephen C. Stearns, Randolph M. Nesse, and David Haig
Part II. The history and variation of human genes
Chapter 2. Global spatial patterns of infectious diseases and human evolution, by Jean-François Guégan, Franck Prugnolle, and Frédéric Thomas
Chapter 3. Medically relevant variation in the human genome, by Diddahally R. Govindaraju and Lynn B. Jorde
Chapter 4. Health consequences of ecogenetic variation, by Michael Bamshad and Arno G. Motulsky
Chapter 5. Human genetic variation of medical significance by Kenneth K. Kidd and Judith R. Kidd
Part III. Natural selection and evolutionary conflicts
Chapter 6. Intimate relations: evolutionary conflicts of pregnancy and childhood, by David Haig
Chapter 7. How hormones mediate tradeoffs in human health and disease, by Richard G. Bribiescas and Peter T. Ellison
Chapter 8. Functional significance of MHC variation in mate choice, reproductive outcome, and disease risk, by Dagan A. Loisel, Susan C. Alberts, and Carole Ober
Chapter 9. Perspectives on human health and disease from evolutionary and behavioral ecology, by Beverly I. Strassmann and Ruth Mace
Part IV. Pathogens: resistance, virulence, variation, and emergence
Chapter 10. The ecology and evolution of antibiotic resistant bacteria, by Carl T. Bergstrom and Michael Feldgarden
Chapter 11. Pathogen evolution in a vaccinated world, by Andrew F. Read and Margaret J. Mackinnon
Chapter 12. The evolution and expression of virulence, by Dieter Ebert and James J. Bull
Chapter 13. Evolutionary origins of diversity in human viruses, by Paul M. Sharp, Elizabeth Bailes, and Louise V. Wain
Chapter 14. The population structure of pathogenic bacteria, by Daniel Dykhuizen and Awdhesh Kalia
Chapter 15. Whole-genome analysis of pathogen evolution, by Julian Parkhill
Chapter 16. Emergence of new infectious diseases, by Mark Woolhouse and Rustom Antia
Chapter 17. Evolution of parasites, by Jacob C. Koella and Paul Turner
Part V. Noninfectious and degenerative disease
Chapter 18. Evolutionary biology as a foundation for studying aging and aging-related disease, by Martin Ackermann and Scott D. Pletcher
Chapter 19. Evolution, developmental plasticity, and metabolic disease, by Christopher W. Kuzawa, Peter D. Gluckman, Mark A. Hanson, and Alan S. Beedle
Chapter 20. Lifestyle, diet, and disease: comparative perspectives on the determinants of chronic health risks, by William R. Leonard
Chapter 21. Cancer: evolutionary origins of vulnerability, by Mel Greaves
Chapter 22. Cancer as a microevolutionary process, by Natalia L. Komarova and Dominik Wodarz
Chapter 23. The evolutionary context of human aging and degenerative disease, by Steven N. Austad and Caleb E. Finch
References
Index

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