R.I.P. Hygiene Hypothesis

R.I.P. Hygiene Hypothesis

I've just come across this excellent article in the current issue of PNAS - by science writer Megan Scudellari. The article is liberally sprinkled with quotes from the doyen of the so-called "old friends" hypothesis, Graham Rook of University College, London, and his...

ISEMPH 2017 Meeting Poster

Download 8.5x11 poster                   Download A4 poster Learn more about the meeting and download a printable poster,...

ISEMPH Meeting Abstract Deadline February 15

The landmark 2017 ISEMPH 3rd annual meeting will be in Groningen, The Netherlands, on August 18-21, 2017, in conjunction with the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB). February 15 is the deadline for submitting abstracts and the opening date for early bird...

What hunter-gatherers can teach us about exercise

This is the second of our op-ed features, contributed by David Raichlen, Associate Professor in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. What hunter-gatherers can teach us about exercise. Exercise is beneficial to health. This may be the most obvious...

The appendix – a necessary nuisance

Why do we still have an appendix? Measuring only 10 cm long and 7 mm wide, it must be one of the most troublesome vestigial organs in the human body. A quarter of a million cases of appendicitis were accounted for in the US in the five years between 1979 and 1984 and...