Evolution and Medicine
Evolution and Medicine (2015, Open Yale Courses). Instructor: Professor Stephen Stearns. This course is a survey of evolutionary insights that make important differences in medical research and clinical practice, including evolutionary mechanisms and the medical issues they affect. Individual genetic variation in susceptibility; evolutionary conflicts and tradeoffs in reproductive medicine; the evolution of antibiotic resistance and virulence in pathogens; emerging diseases; the evolution of aging; cancer as an evolutionary process.
|Lecture 3.1 - Classifications of Disease|
|Lecture 3.2 - Tissues and Organs: from Vulnerable to Robust|
|Lecture 3.3 - From Fixed to Adjustable Functions|
|Lecture 3.4 - The Changing Nature of Disease|
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