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  1. Content type: Evolution and Medicine

    Public health courses are emerging as popular undergraduate offerings, especially at universities with schools of public health. It is important to note that evolution has shaped the burden of disease in the m...

    Authors: Gilbert S. Omenn

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:382

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  2. Content type: EVOLUTION AND MEDICINE

    The common scientific roots of evolution and medicine are deep, as these fields of science developed in parallel from the Enlightenment in the late 1700s to the modern genomics era. The influence of the medica...

    Authors: Michael F. Antolin

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:372

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  3. Content type: EVOLUTION AND MEDICINE

    Evolutionary medicine is a perspective on medical sciences derived through application of theory of evolution to aid in therapeutics. This study sought to determine the level of knowledge and acceptance of evo...

    Authors: Asfandyar Yousuf, Muhammad Ahmed bin Daud and Amina Nadeem

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:376

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  4. Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

    Most early evolutionary thinkers came from medicine, yet evolution has had a checkered history in medical education. It is only in the last few decades that serious efforts have begun to be made to integrate e...

    Authors: Tatjana Buklijas, Felicia M. Low, Alan S. Beedle and Peter D. Gluckman

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:374

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  5. Content type: Review

    Evolutionary theories are critical for understanding cancer development at the level of species as well as at the level of cells and tissues, and for developing effective therapies. Animals have evolved potent...

    Authors: Matias Casás-Selves and James DeGregori

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:373

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  6. Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

    Over the past several years, numerous reports that have been independently prepared by prestigious organizations in the U.S. have agreed that new approaches to improve teaching and learning of biology at both ...

    Authors: Jay B. Labov

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:367

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  7. Content type: OVERCOMING OBSTACLES TO EVOLUTION EDUCATION

    Science teachers can use examples and concepts from evolutionary medicine to teach the three concepts central to evolution: common descent, the processes or mechanisms of evolution, and the patterns produced b...

    Authors: W. Eric Meikle and Eugenie C. Scott

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:379

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  8. Content type: Original Scientific Article

    Considerable research has focused on differences in expert and novice problem representation and performance within physics, chemistry, and genetics. Here, we examine whether models of problem solving based on...

    Authors: Ross H. Nehm and Judith Ridgway

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:369

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  9. Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

    All life on earth descended from a single common ancestor that existed several billion years ago; thus, any pair of organisms will have had a common ancestor at some point in their history. This concept is fun...

    Authors: Brian T. White and Steven Yamamoto

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:366

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  10. Content type: CURRICULUM AND EDUCATION ARTICLE

    Medical students have much to gain by understanding how evolutionary principles affect human health and disease. Many theoretical and experimental studies have applied lessons from evolutionary biology to issu...

    Authors: Joe Alcock and Mark D. Schwartz

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:362

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  11. Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

    Can one develop a syllabus for a course in evolutionary medicine that covers both its diversity and its depth? What topics generate the most interest and the best discussions? How can such a course be structur...

    Authors: Stephen C. Stearns

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:363

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  12. Content type: Article

    Evolution and Medicine is a curriculum supplement designed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) for high school students. The supplement is freely availab...

    Authors: Paul M. Beardsley, Molly A. M. Stuhlsatz, Rebecca A. Kruse, Irene A. Eckstrand, Shefa D. Gordon and Ward F. Odenwald

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:361

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  13. Content type: Editorial

    Authors: Niles Eldredge and Gregory Eldredge

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:359

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  14. Content type: Overcoming Obstacles to Evolution Education

    Laws prohibiting the teaching of human evolution were in effect in some states for over 40 years during the twentieth century. While such laws have been ruled unconstitutional, the opposition to evolution whic...

    Authors: William Eric Meikle

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:358

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  15. Content type: Original Scientific Article

    Early terrestrial ecosystems record a fascinating transition in the history of life. Animals and plants had previously lived only in the oceans, but, starting approximately 470 million years ago, began to colo...

    Authors: Russell J. Garwood and Gregory D. Edgecombe

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:357

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  16. Content type: Original Scientific Article

    Natural selection is the basis of all evolutionary applications in biology as well as studies of cultural process in archaeology. Natural selection is important because it allows us the tools to talk not only ...

    Authors: Nathan Goodale, George T. Jones and Charlotte Beck

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:351

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  17. Content type: Original Scientific Article

    Technology seems to follow a different type of evolutionary dynamic when compared with biological systems. As pointed out by Francois Jacob, evolution takes place by means of extensive tinkering and does not f...

    Authors: Ricard V. Solé, Sergi Valverde and Carlos Rodriguez-Caso

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:346

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  18. Content type: Original Scientific Article

    For the 1909 Darwin Centennial, the New York Academy of Sciences gave a large bronze bust of Charles Darwin to the American Museum of Natural History. Created by the well-known sculptor, William Couper, the bu...

    Authors: Sidney Horenstein

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:348

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  19. Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

    Natural selection is an important mechanism in the unifying biological theory of evolution, but many undergraduate students struggle to learn this concept. Students enter introductory biology courses with pred...

    Authors: Tessa M. Andrews, Steven T. Kalinowski and Mary J. Leonard

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:343

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  20. Content type: Original Scientific Article

    Today there is growing interest in material culture studies among a wide range of social and biological scientists. Researchers recognize that some concepts drawn from biology can be useful in understanding as...

    Authors: Anna Marie Prentiss, Randall R. Skelton, Niles Eldredge and Colin Quinn

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:347

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  21. Content type: Original Scientific Article

    Ever since the publication of The Origin of Species, anthropologists and archaeologists have been in turns enchanted and repulsed by the idea that cultural diversity can be explained by a Darwinian model of desce...

    Authors: Jamshid J. Tehrani

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:345

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  22. Content type: Original Scientific Article

    A review was made of studies which considered the prehistoric colonization of the Americas. It included simulation models based on linguistic and genetic data, archeological and paleoanthropological informatio...

    Authors: Francisco M. Salzano

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:330

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  23. Content type: Original Scientific Article

    Protein evolution is not a random process. Views which attribute randomness to molecular change, deleterious nature to single-gene mutations, insufficient geological time, or population size for molecular impr...

    Authors: Guillermo Paz-y-Miño C., Avelina Espinosa and Chunyan Y. Bai

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:329

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  24. Content type: Original Scientific Article

    Since intelligent design (ID) advocates claimed the ubiquitous mouse trap as an example of systems that cannot have evolved, mouse trap history is doubly relevant to studying material culture. On the one hand,...

    Authors: Joachim L. Dagg

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:315

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  25. Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

    Evolution is the underlying framework upon which all biology is based; however, when it comes to learning evolutionary concepts, many students encounter obstacles. There are many reasons as to why these obstac...

    Authors: Nate K. McVaugh, Jeffrey Birchfield, Margaret M. Lucero and Anthony J. Petrosino

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2010 4:297

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