The Price of Optimism

The Price of Optimism

Gassen, J., Nowak, T. J., Henderson, A. D., Weaver, S. P., Baker, E. J., & Muehlenbein, M. P. (2021). Unrealistic Optimism and Risk for COVID-19 Disease. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 647461. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.647461 Risk perception and...

Die Young, Live Fast: ClubEvMed April 21

Die Young, Live Fast: ClubEvMed April 21

Die young, live fast: is accelerated reproduction an adaptive response to early life adversity in wild baboons? Wednesday, April 21st at 12pm EDT/18:00 CEST. Sign up here for the meeting link. Join us for a conversation with Elizabeth Archie, Associate Professor of...

Omenn Prize: $5000 for best EvMed article

The $5000 Gilbert S. Omenn Prize is awarded by the International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health for the best article published in the previous calendar year on a topic related to evolution in the context of medicine and public health.  Nominations...

Giraffe genes that cope with long necks

Giraffe genes that cope with long necks

A new article in Science reports on the genes that help giraffes reduce the costs of long necks Liu, C., Gao, J., Cui, X., Li, Z., Chen, L., Yuan, Y., ... & Qiu, Q. (2021). A towering genome: Experimentally validated adaptations to high blood pressure and extreme...

Club EvMed: Four in April! Sign up now.

Club EvMed: Four in April! Sign up now.

And don't miss the last one in March: Harnessing the social lives of microbes to improve human health, Thursday, March 25th at 12pm EDT/17:00 CET See the website at ClubEvMed.org for full details The WEIRDest People in the World: How the West became psychologically...

Omenn Prize Nominations Open

Omenn Prize Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for the Omenn Prize; Deadline April 30The $5000 Gilbert S. Omenn Prize is awarded each year by The International Society for Evolution, Medicine & Public Health for the the best article published in the previous calendar...

RSTB Theme issue on DOHaD

RSTB Theme issue on DOHaD

A special open access issue on the developmental origins of disease edited by Bram Kuijper, Mark A. Hanson, Emma I. K. Vitikainen, Harry H. Marshall, Susan E. Ozanne and Michael A. Cant has just been published. The 17 articles are essential reading for all interested...