Evolution in health and disease

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In this fully revised and updated edition, the editors have integrated a completely new set of contributions from the leading researchers in the field to describe the latest research in evolutionary medicine, providing a fresh summary of this rapidly expanding field 10 years after its predecessor was first compiled. It continues to adopt a broad approach to the subject, drawing on medically relevant research from evolutionary genetics, human behavioral ecology, evolutionary microbiology (especially experimental evolution of virulence and resistance), the evolution of aging and degenerative disease, and other aspects of biology or medicine where evolutionary approaches make important contributions. Evolution in Health and Disease describes how evolutionary thinking gives valuable insights and fresh perspectives into human health and disease, establishing evolutionary biology as an essential complementary science for medicine. Integrating evolutionary thought into medical research and practice helps to explain the origins of many medical conditions, including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, asthma, allergies, other autoimmune diseases, and aging. It also provides life-saving insights into the evolutionary responses of pathogens to antibiotics, vaccinations, and other human interventions. Why do we grow old? How can we stay healthy as we age? The book discusses these and many other fascinating questions, as well as suggesting exciting possibilities for future treatment and research. This research level text is suitable for graduate level students and researchers in the fields of evolutionary (Darwinian) medicine, evolutionary biology, anthropology, developmental biology and genetics. It will also be of relevance and use to medical researchers and doctors.
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table_of_contents Introducing evolutionary thinking for medicine / Stephen C. Stearns, Randolph M. Nesse, and David Haig -- Global spatial patterns of infectious diseases and human evolution / Jean-François Guégan, Franck Prugnolle, and Frédéric Thomas -- Medically relevant variation in the human genome / Diddahally R. Govindaraju and Lynn B. Jorde -- Health consequences of ecogenetic variation / Michael Bamshad and Arno G. Motulsky -- Human genetic variation of medical significance / Kenneth K. Kidd and Judith R. Kidd -- Intimate relations : evolutionary conflicts of pregnancy and childhood / David Haig -- How hormones mediate trade-offs in human health and disease / Richard G. Bribiescas and Peter T. Ellison -- Functional significance of MHC variation in mate choice, reproductive outcome, and disease risk / Dagan A. Loisel, Susan C. Alberts, and Carole Ober -- Perspectives on human health and disease from evolutionary and behavioral ecology / Beverly I. Strassmann and Ruth Mace -- The ecology and evolution of antibiotic-resistant bacteria / Carl T. Bergstrom and Michael Feldgarden -- Pathogen evolution in a vaccinated world / Andrew F. Read and Margaret J. Mackinnon -- The evolution and expression of virulence / Dieter Ebert and James J. Bull -- Evolutionary origins of diversity in human viruses / Paul M. Sharp, Elizabeth Bailes, and Louise V. Wain -- The population structure of pathogenic bacteria / Daniel Dykhuizen and Awdhesh Kalia -- Whole-genome analysis of pathogen evolution / Julian Parkhill -- Emergence of new infectious diseases / Mark Woolhouse and Rustom Antia -- Evolution of parasites / Jacob C. Koella and Paul Turner -- Evolutionary biology as a foundation for studying aging and aging-related disease / Martin Ackermann and Scott D. Pletcher -- Evolution, developmental plasticity, and metabolic disease / Christopher W. Kuzawa ... [et al.] -- Lifestyle, diet, and disease : comparative perspectives on the determinants of chronic health risks / William R. Leonard -- Cancer : evolutionary origins of vulnerability / Mel Greaves -- Cancer as a microevolutionary process / Natalia L. Komarova and Dominik Wodarz -- The evolutionary context of human aging and degenerative disease / Steven N. Austad and Caleb E. Finch.
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title Evolution in health and disease
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title_full Evolution in health and disease [electronic resource] / edited by Stephen C. Stearns and Jacob C. Koella
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