Job: Asst. Prof Medical Anthro at Baylor

Job: Asst. Prof Medical Anthro at Baylor

This position will likely be ideal for someone interested in evolutionary medicine Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s...

Does competition reduce drug resistance?

Huijben, S., Chan, B. H., Nelson, W. A., & Read, A. F. (2018). The impact of within-host ecology on the fitness of a drug-resistant parasite. Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health, 2018(1), 127-137. Background and objectives: The rate of evolution of drug resistance...

Ticks, meat allergies, and modern dysbiosis

A most intriguing  article by Moises Velasquez-Manoff showed up in this week's NY Times magazine. It starts with the new data showing that meat allergy can be precipitated by a tick bite. Alpha-gal (Galactose-alpha-1,3,-galactose) is present in other mammals but not...

Amyloid Beta is a Feature not a Flaw

Amyloid beta is turning out to be an effective antimicrobial not a rouge dangerous byproduct. The slowness to recognize its function illustrates  the danger of pursing only proximate explanations without thinking deeply about why selection shaped mechanisms to make...

ISEMPH Meeting Aug 1-4 CME approved for up to 29.75 hours

The University of Utah School of Medicine has designated the Fourth Annual ISEMPH meeting for up to 29.75 hours of AMA PRA Category I Credit. The meeting also includes a special wilderness medicine preconference August 1st. The 4th Annual International Society for the...

Postdoc at Baylor

The Department of Anthropology at Baylor University seeks to fill a post-doctoral fellowship focused on biomedical anthropology. This Fellow will join a growing department with interest in applied perspectives on the anthropology of health, broadly conceived....

Does tonsillectomy do more harm than good?

A new study of over 1 million Danes reports increased risks of infection and allergy in a group of over 60,000 children who had tonsils or adenoids removed. Byars, S. G., Stearns, S. C., & Boomsma, J. J. (2018). Association of long-term risk of respiratory, allergic,...

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