Amyloid Beta is a Feature not a Flaw

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,...

Zoobiquity Colorado Oct 4-5

A very interesting conference Oct 4-5 for those interested in evolution, health and  disease in diverse species.  Full info here.  Zoobiquity Colorado: Connecting Human and Animal Health through Regenerative Medicine This conference aims to uncover the astonishing...

ISEMPH Meeting Program

The final program for the Aug 1-4  in Park City Utah is now available. And very exciting! Special CME course on Wilderness Medicine Aug 1.  Register now before fees go...

New definitive article on mismatch

Corbett, S., Courtiol, A., Lummaa, V., Moorad, J., & Stearns, S. (2018). The transition to modernity and chronic disease: mismatch and natural selection. Nature Reviews Genetics, 1. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41576-018-0012-3  (not open access but worth finding)...

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