Title
Evolution, haelat and disease Darwinian approaches to medicine Evolution, haelat and disease Darwinian approaches to medicine
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Leuven ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Acta clinica Belgica. - Leuven, 1946 - 1997
Volume/pages
64(2009) :1 , p. 2-6
ISSN
0001-5512
ISI
000264208600001
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
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Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
It is widely recognized that the evolution theory has contributed to understanding genetics and infectious disease. More generally, however, training in evolutionary thinking can help both biomedical researchers and clinicians in asking useful questions they might not come up with otherwise. In this paper, evolutionary insights with clinical applications are discussed on allergy and cancer, the causes of atherosclerosis, antibiotic use and resistance, the polymorphic Major Histocompatibility Complex, the bubonic plague bottleneck and symptoms versus disease. Those examples make a strong case for recognizing evolution biology as a basic science for medicine.
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