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Human Variation From the Laboratory to the Field

Human Variation: From the Laboratory to the Field

1st Edition

Edited By C.G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor, Akira Yasukouchi, Stanley Ulijaszek
May 31, 2017

The transition in anthropological and biomedical research methods over the past 50 years, from anthropometric and craniometric measurements to large-scale microarray genetic studies has resulted in continued revision of opinions and ideas relating to the factors and forces that drive human ...

Ageing Well Nutrition, Health, and Social Interventions

Ageing Well: Nutrition, Health, and Social Interventions

1st Edition

Edited By Alan D. Dangour, Emily M. D. Grundy, Astrid E. Fletcher
March 12, 2007

Many current public health actions and policies aimed at older people revolve around the often prevailing view that failing health is a consequence of ageing. It is now clear that it is possible to postpone or even prevent much of the age-related decline in health that was once thought inevitable. ...

Social Information Transmission and Human Biology

Social Information Transmission and Human Biology

1st Edition

Edited By Jonathan CK Wells, Simon Strickland, Kevin Laland
May 22, 2006

Recent research has emphasized that socially transmitted information may affect both the gene pool and the phenotypes of individuals and populations, and that an improved understanding of evolutionary issues is beneficial to those working towards the improvement of human health. Equally, an ...

The Nature of Difference Science, Society and Human Biology (PBK)

The Nature of Difference: Science, Society and Human Biology (PBK)

1st Edition

Edited By George Ellison, Alan H. Goodman
April 19, 2006

Unprecedented advances in genetics and biotechnology have brought profound new insights into human biological variation. These present challenges and opportunities for understanding the origins of human nature, the nature of difference, and the social practices these sustain. This provides an ...

The Changing Face of Disease Implications for Society

The Changing Face of Disease: Implications for Society

1st Edition

Edited By C.G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor, Jean Peters, Stephen T. McGarvey
February 11, 2004

Disease is an ever-present threat faced by all human societies. Today, this concept has become an influential area of study known as the global burden of disease, which encompasses contemporary health concerns such as the economic costs of disease, the societal impact of illness in developing ...

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