The Boeing 737 Max and Evolutionary Medicine

The recent Boeing 737 Max crashes provide a tragic illustration of how the core principle of evolutionary medicine can be useful for understanding failures of machines as well as bodies. On October 29, 2019 Lion Air flight 610 crashed into the Java Sea 13 minutes...

TB Old Friend, Recent Foe

Adrian C. Williams and Robin I.M. Dunbar just published an interesting article titled "Big Brains, Meat, Tuberculosis, and the Nicotinamide Switches: Co-Evolutionary Relationships with Modern Repercussions?" It suggests that TB may have originally been a symbiont that...

ISEMPH 2019 Abstracts

ISEMPH2019: INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR EVOLUTION, MEDICINE, AND PUBLIC HEALTH 2019 Zurich, Switzerland FULL PROGRAM WITH ABSTRACTS is below in a very long single page.You can also download a .docx of all abstracts here. PROGRAM FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 13TH 09:00-12:00...

Postdoc position at Baylor

The Laboratory for Evolutionary Medicine (www.biologicalanthropology.org) at Baylor University is searching for a postdoctoral fellow, with a generous contract renewable for multiple years, to work with Dr. Michael Muehlenbein on a variety of projects relating to...

Anthropology of Health position at Baylor

Assistant Professor in Human Genetics The Department of Anthropology within the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor University is accepting applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track).  This position is open to applicants with research and...

The Evolution of Evolutionary Medicine

This is an open access preprint of a book chapter by Derek Painter, Julia Damerow and Manfred Laubichler that will be published in The Dynamics of Science: Computational Frontiers in History and Philosophy of Science. It follows the genesis of evolutionary medicine...