Seminararreihe zu Evolutionärer Medizin - Frank Rühli: Ongoing evolution, how anatomy and physiology changes.

  • Datum: 16.11.2017
  • Uhrzeit: 17:00 - 18:00
  • Vortragende(r): Frank Rühli von der Universität Zürich, Schweiz
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  • Ort: MPI Plön
  • Raum: Hörsaal
  • Gastgeber: Tobias Lenz und John Baines

Abstract (auf Englisch)
Evolutionary Medicine addresses issues of evolutionary impact and
constraints on human health and disease. The aim of this talk is to show
latest results that we not only can learn from the past for the present
but that evolution is ongoing. Historic and modern data show short-time
secular adaptation of human morphology (e.g. body measures such as BMI /
stature) and genetics (e.g. functional alleles such as lactase
persistence) as a result of environmental and cultural changes. Relaxed
natural selection has a major impact on modern humans, especially the
occurrence of disease and thus needs to be incorporated in future public
health strategies.

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