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Evolution in health and disease / edited by Stephen C. Stearns and Jacob C. Koella.

Stearns, S. C. 1946-
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Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.

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xxi, 374 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.


2nd ed.


Introducing evolutionary thinking for medicine / Stephen C. Stearns, Randolph M. Nesse, and David Haig -- Global spatial patterns of infectious diseases and human evolution / Jean-Fraņçois 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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Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-363) and index.


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