The Evolution & Medicine Review
Lessons from cancer risk in animals

Lessons from cancer risk in animals

I’d just like to draw everyone’s attention to a very nicely written essay on evolution and cancer by Joshua Schiffman, in Mel Greaves’ Darwin Cancer Blog. It is titled “Lessons from cancer risk in animals” and results from collaborative...
Nature Outlook: Special issue on inflammatory bowel disease

Nature Outlook: Special issue on inflammatory bowel disease

There is a special issue of Nature Outlook on IBD flagged up today which is Open Access. Several of the articles could be of some interest to evolutionary medics who are interested in the gut microbiota and commensal helminths and their role in modulating the human...
Microbiome mind control over food appetite

Microbiome mind control over food appetite

Back in 2014, Joe Alcock, Athena Aktipis and Carlo Maley co-authored a paper in Bioessays, titled “Is eating behavior manipulated by the gastrointestinal microbiota? Evolutionary pressures and potential mechanisms.” In it they argued that gut microbes are...