I recently enjoyed the privilege of speaking at the inaugural meeting of the International Society of Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health. The event included a spread of fascinating talks on topics from trade-offs in cancer susceptibility to the evolution of sleep. I have highlighted a few of the talks here, but there were lots more excellent talks and some of the videos can be found on Vimeo (others should be available soon).
I highly recommend joining the society: more information at http://www.evolutionarymedicine.org/
“What is a Disease?” by Ruslav Medzhitov, Yale University
“Shining evolutionary light on human sleep and sleep disorders” by Charles Nunn, Duke University
“The perils of plasticity” by Randolph Nesse, Arizona State University
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