Prenatal stress has big effects

Berghänel, A., Heistermann, M., Schülke, O., & Ostner, J. (2017). Prenatal stress accelerates offspring growth to compensate for reduced maternal investment across mammals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(50), E10658–E10666....

Socioeconomic Disparities in Behavior and Health

Commentary by Robert Perlman on a BBS article by Pepper and Nettle   Socioeconomic disparities in health are persistent, complex, and seemingly intractable problems. Disparities in access to health care play a role but can’t be a major cause of health disparities,...

Evolutionary dynamics of incubation periods

Ottino-Loffler, B., Scott, J. G., & Strogatz, S. H. (2017). Evolutionary dynamics of incubation periods. ELife, 6. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.30212 (open access) Abstract:The incubation period for typhoid, polio, measles, leukemia and many other diseases...

High levels of antibodies to NLGN4Y in mother’s of gay sons

Male homosexuality has been a long-standing mystery from an evolutionary perspective, one that has spurred many hypotheses.  Ray Blanchard and colleagues have extensively documented previously that the likelihood of homosexuality increases with a man's number of...

Evolutionary approach improves prostate cancer treatment

In a dramatic demonstration of the power of evolutionary thinking for cancer research, adaptive therapy has been shown to be substantially superior to regular treatment for metastatic prostate cancer.  Only 1 of 11 patients in the adaptive therapy cohort showed...