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  1. 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

    Content type: EVOLUTION AND MEDICINE

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  2. 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

    Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

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  3. 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

    Content type: Review

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  4. 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

    Content type: Original Scientific Article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Article

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  6. Authors: Niles Eldredge and Gregory Eldredge

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:359

    Content type: Editorial

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  7. 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

    Content type: Overcoming Obstacles to Evolution Education

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  8. 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

    Content type: Original Scientific Article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Original Scientific Article

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  10. 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

    Content type: Original Scientific Article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Original Scientific Article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

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  13. 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

    Content type: Original Scientific Article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Original Scientific Article

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  15. Excepting some specific efforts, most of the mainstream debate around the Americas’ settlement has been directed by specialists dealing with partial evidence. Thus, discussions have been confined to particular...

    Authors: Rolando González-José and Maria Cátira Bortolini

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:337

    Content type: Original Scientific Article

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  16. In this article, a summary of the geologic, paleontological, and human history of an area of the Atlantic coast in the Pampean plain, Argentina is discussed. This area presents very interesting characteristics...

    Authors: Cristina Bayón, Teresa Manera, Gustavo Politis and Silvia Aramayo

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:335

    Content type: Original Scientific Article

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  17. 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

    Content type: Original Scientific Article

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  18. The traditional view of American colonization during the late Pleistocene has largely been conditioned on early conceptions of the timing and extent of continental glaciations and the age and distribution of a...

    Authors: Dennis H. O’Rourke

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:336

    Content type: Original Scientific Article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Original Scientific Article

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  20. A unified theory of biology must incorporate a naturalistic explanation for the origin of life, namely that given certain conditions, it was highly probable that life would originate. That theory, however, can...

    Authors: Daniel R. Brooks

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:328

    Content type: Editor's Corner

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  21. A great number of research papers in the English literature of science education present difficulties pupils have in understanding natural selection. Studies show that children have essentialist and teleologic...

    Authors: Lucia Prinou, Lia Halkia and Constantine Skordoulis

    Citation: Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011 4:323

    Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Original Scientific Article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Curriculum and Education Article

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