One Past Health Workshop February 15-17, 2017, Plön

One Health is expanding to "One Past Health" with a workshop February workshop in Plön, Germany. The Deadline for registration is December 21st 2016. Please see the webpage  for more details. Invited keynote speakers are: Charlie Nunn, Duke University, USA,  Christian...

Microbiome medley

Three interesting papers about the role of the microbiome in human health and disease have floated across my desk this week. The first is from June Round and Jason Kubinak of the University of Utah. (Round has worked on the microbiome and the immune system, in the...

Regeneration and the Heart of the Adaptationist Approach

The new Op-Ed feature started last month with a piece by Joe Alcock, "Disabling the smoke detector in sepsis." Our hope was that this feature would spark interest and contributions by more authors and so far we are off to a great start. Veterinary pathologist Edmund...

The Central Nervous System and the Gut Microbiome

The many ways our gut microbiome can affect health by suppressing autoimmune and allergic disorders has now pretty much become mainstream science. The exciting developing area is understanding how components of a normal, healthy gut microbiome affect the development...

Using evolution to control malaria

We've posted a number of articles over the years - see here and here - that deal with ways in which evolution can be used to improve malaria eradication. And we'd like to thank Rob Boyd for bringing another story on an evolutionary approach to malaria control to our...

Evidence for Evolution in Human Immune Systems

Evolution has shaped human immune systems thanks to genetic adaptation of human populations as humans spread out of Africa and throughout Europe, and thanks to not insignificant amounts of admixture between Homo sapiens, Neanderthals and Denisovans. This has resulted...

Assistant/Associate Professor in Evolution & Medicine

The Center for Evolution & Medicine (CEM) and the School of Life Sciences (SOLS) at Arizona State University (ASU) invite applications for tenure-eligible faculty positions in the area of evolution and medicine. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with...

First EPSiG symposium on evolution and psychiatry

It was only a small meeting - by the standards of scientific symposia - barely 50 participants in one of the smaller lecture rooms donated for the purpose by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in London. But, as Randy Nesse pointed out, it was a miracle that it was...