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Children and Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.211, h-index: 18)
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Christian Bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.191, h-index: 8)
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Clean Energy     Open Access  
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Clinical Kidney J.     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.338, h-index: 19)
Communication Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 2.62, h-index: 53)
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Critical Values     Full-text available via subscription  
Current Developments in Nutrition     Open Access  
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Database : The J. of Biological Databases and Curation     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.068, h-index: 24)
Digital Scholarship in the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Diplomatic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.296, h-index: 22)
DNA Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 2.42, h-index: 77)
Dynamics and Statistics of the Climate System     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Early Music     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.124, h-index: 11)
Economic Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 2.052, h-index: 52)
ELT J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.26, h-index: 23)
English Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.311, h-index: 10)
English: J. of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.144, h-index: 3)
Environmental Entomology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.791, h-index: 66)
Environmental Epigenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Environmental History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.197, h-index: 25)
EP-Europace     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 2.201, h-index: 71)
Epidemiologic Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 3.917, h-index: 81)
ESHRE Monographs     Hybrid Journal  
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 6)
European Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 6.997, h-index: 227)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 2.044, h-index: 58)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
European Heart J. - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes     Hybrid Journal  
European Heart J. Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.152, h-index: 31)
European J. of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.568, h-index: 104)
European J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 172, SJR: 0.722, h-index: 38)
European J. of Orthodontics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.09, h-index: 60)
European J. of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.284, h-index: 64)
European Review of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.549, h-index: 42)
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European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 2.061, h-index: 53)
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Forestry: An Intl. J. of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.903, h-index: 44)
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Geophysical J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 1.839, h-index: 119)
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Global Summitry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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Health Promotion Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.664, h-index: 60)
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Holocaust and Genocide Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.115, h-index: 13)
Human Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.199, h-index: 61)
Human Molecular Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 4.288, h-index: 233)
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Human Reproduction Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 4.678, h-index: 128)
Human Rights Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60, SJR: 0.7, h-index: 21)
ICES J. of Marine Science: J. du Conseil     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 1.233, h-index: 88)
ICSID Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
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IMA J. of Management Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.351, h-index: 20)
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Industrial and Corporate Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.37, h-index: 81)
Industrial Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.184, h-index: 15)
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 1.994, h-index: 107)
Information and Inference     Free  
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Interacting with Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.529, h-index: 59)
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.743, h-index: 35)
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  • Testing the psychological pain hypothesis for postnatal depression
           Reproductive success versus evidence of design

    • Authors: Hagen EH; Thornhill R.
      Pages: 17 - 23
      PubDate: 2017-01-10
      DOI: 10.1093/emph/eow032
      Issue No: Vol. 2017, No. 1 (2017)
  • Reply to Hagen and Thornhill

    • Authors: Myers S; Burger O, Johns SE.
      Pages: 24 - 26
      Abstract: We thank Hagen and Thornhill for their thoughtful comments on our paper [1]. We appreciate, based on the explanation provided in their commentary, that model we tested differed somewhat from their psychic pain hypothesis (PPH). Furthermore, we are pleased that our article has sparked debate and has afforded them the opportunity to further clarify their ideas for the purposes of future analysis. It is important that evolutionary hypotheses are testable and that empirical evidence is brought to bear on them, particularly when they have the potential to positively influence public health as evolutionary approaches to mental health do. For instance, at a time when population ageing is a major source of financial strain in many industrialized societies and governments are seeking to encourage higher fertility [2], our findings highlight a potential new source of financial incentive to invest in postnatal depression (PND) screening and preventative measures.
      PubDate: 2017-01-10
      DOI: 10.1093/emph/eow033
      Issue No: Vol. 2017, No. 1 (2017)
  • Does selection for short sleep duration explain human vulnerability to
           Alzheimer’s disease'

    • Authors: Nesse RM; Finch CE, Nunn CL.
      Pages: 39 - 46
      Abstract: Compared with other primates, humans sleep less and have a much higher prevalence of Alzheimer ’s disease (AD) pathology. This article reviews evidence relevant to the hypothesis that natural selection for shorter sleep time in humans has compromised the efficacy of physiological mechanisms that protect against AD during sleep. In particular, the glymphatic system drains interstitial fluid from the brain, removing extra-cellular amyloid beta (eAβ) twice as fast during sleep. In addition, melatonin—a peptide hormone that increases markedly during sleep—is an effective antioxidant that inhibits the polymerization of soluble eAβ into insoluble amyloid fibrils that are associated with AD. Sleep deprivation increases plaque formation and AD, which itself disrupts sleep, potentially creating a positive feedback cycle. These and other physiological benefits of sleep may be compromised by short sleep durations. Our hypothesis highlights possible long-term side effects of medications that reduce sleep, and may lead to potential new strategies for preventing and treating AD.
      PubDate: 2017-01-24
      DOI: 10.1093/emph/eow035
      Issue No: Vol. 2017, No. 1 (2017)
  • Lethal gene drive selects inbreeding

    • Pages: 47 - 47
      Abstract: James J. Bull
      PubDate: 2017-02-24
      DOI: 10.1093/emph/eox002
      Issue No: Vol. 2017, No. 1 (2017)
  • Evolutionary Medicine: Why do humans get bunions'

    • Authors: Tamer P; Simpson S.
      Pages: 48 - 49
      PubDate: 2017-02-11
      DOI: 10.1093/emph/eox001
      Issue No: Vol. 2017, No. 1 (2017)
  • Progress and change

    • Authors: Nunn CL; Stearns SC.
      Pages: 50 - 50
      Abstract: We are happy to announce the transition in the Editor-in-Chief of Evolution, Medicine and Public Health (EMPH) from Stephen Stearns to Charles Nunn. It occurred on 1 January 2017. As part of this transition, we anticipate some turnover in the editorial board, for it coincides with the terms of our first group of Associate Editors. We thank all members of the editorial board for helping to grow the journal and for ensuring a rigorous review process that quickly delivers high-quality feedback to authors of submitted manuscripts. We also thank the many authors for submitting their best work to EMPH, and the referees for their constructive reviews. Finally, we thank the editorial and production team at Oxford University Press (OUP) for their efforts to keep us all moving forward in our service to the journal and the academic community, and for keeping the EMPH website populated with fresh and professionally formatted papers.
      PubDate: 2017-02-11
      DOI: 10.1093/emph/eox003
      Issue No: Vol. 2017, No. 1 (2017)
  • Evolutionary medicine Carpal tunnel syndrome

    • Authors: Perez AD; Simpson SW.
      Pages: 51 - 52
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1093/emph/eox006
      Issue No: Vol. 2017, No. 1 (2017)
  • Time from pre-eclampsia diagnosis to delivery affects future health
           prospects of children

    • Authors: Hollegaard B; Lykke JA, Boomsma JJ.
      Pages: 53 - 66
      Abstract: Background and objectives: Pre-eclampsia often has detrimental health effects for pregnant women and their fetuses, but whether exposure in the womb has long-term health-consequences for children as they grow up remains poorly understood. We assessed overall morbidity of children following exposure to either mild or severe pre-eclampsia up to 30 years after birth and related disease risks to duration of exposure, i.e. the time from diagnosis to delivery.Methodology: We did a registry-based retrospective cohort study in Denmark covering the years 1979–2009, using the separate diagnoses of mild and severe pre-eclampsia and the duration of exposure as predictor variables for specific and overall risks of later disease. We analysed 3 537 525 diagnoses for 14 disease groups, accumulated by 758 524 singleton children, after subdividing deliveries in six gestational age categories, partialing out effects of eight potentially confounding factors.Results: Exposure to mild pre-eclampsia appeared to have consistent negative effects on health later in life, although only a few specific disease cases remained significant after corrections for multiple testing. Morbidity risks associated with mild pre-eclampsia were of similar magnitude as those associated with severe pre-eclampsia. Apart from this overall trend in number of diagnoses incurred across disease groups, hazard ratios for several disorders also increased with the duration of exposure, including disorders related to the metabolic syndrome.Conclusions and implications: Maternal pre-eclampsia has lasting effects on offspring health and differences between exposure to severe and mild pre-eclampsia appear to be less than previously assumed. Our results suggest that it would be prudent to include the long-term health prospects of children in the complex clinical management of mild pre-eclampsia.
      PubDate: 2017-02-08
      DOI: 10.1093/emph/eox004
      Issue No: Vol. 2017, No. 1 (2017)
  • Adiposity, CVD risk factors and testosterone Variation by partnering
           status and residence with children in US men

    • Authors: Gettler LT; Sarma MS, Gengo RG, et al.
      Pages: 67 - 80
      Abstract: Background and objectives: In many settings, partnered, invested fathers have lower testosterone than single men or fathers who are not involved in caregiving. Reduced testosterone has been identified as a risk factor for multiple chronic diseases, and men’s health also commonly varies by life history status. There have been few tests of whether variation in testosterone based on partnering and parenting has implications for men’s health.Methodology: We analysed data from a US population-representative sample (NHANES) of young-to-middle aged US men (n = 875; mean age: 29.8 years ± 6.0 [SD]). We tested for life history status differences in testosterone, adiposity levels and biomarkers of cardiovascular disease (CVD)-risk (HDL cholesterol; triglycerides; white blood cell count [WBC]).Results: Partnered men residing with children (RC) had lower testosterone and elevated abdominal adiposity compared to never married men not residing with children. While they did not significantly differ for WBC or triglycerides, partnered RC men also had comparatively lower HDL. Partnered RC males’ lower testosterone accounted for their relatively elevated adiposity, but testosterone, adiposity, and health-related covariates did not explain their relatively reduced HDL.Conclusions and implications: Our results linking life history status-based differences in testosterone and adiposity, alongside our complementary HDL findings, indicate that testosterone-related psychobiology might have implications for partnered RC men’s CVD risk in the US and other similar societal settings. These types of socially contextualized observations of men’s health and physiological function particularly merit incorporation in clinical discussions of fatherhood as a component of men’s health.
      PubDate: 2017-02-11
      DOI: 10.1093/emph/eox005
      Issue No: Vol. 2017, No. 1 (2017)
  • Evolutionary Medicine: Why do humans get bunions'

    • Pages: 81 - 81
      Abstract: Pierre Tamer and Scott Simpson
      PubDate: 2017-05-09
      DOI: 10.1093/emph/eox007
      Issue No: Vol. 2017, No. 1 (2017)
  • Ethnically Tibetan women in Nepal with low hemoglobin concentration have
           better reproductive outcomes

    • Authors: Cho J; Basnyat B, Jeong C, et al.
      Pages: 82 - 96
      Abstract: Background and objectives: Tibetans have distinctively low hemoglobin concentrations at high altitudes compared with visitors and Andean highlanders. This study hypothesized that natural selection favors an unelevated hemoglobin concentration among Tibetans. It considered nonheritable sociocultural factors affecting reproductive success and tested the hypotheses that a higher percent of oxygen saturation of hemoglobin (indicating less stress) or lower hemoglobin concentration (indicating dampened response) associated with higher lifetime reproductive success.Methodology: We sampled 1006 post-reproductive ethnically Tibetan women residing at 3000–4100 m in Nepal. We collected reproductive histories by interviews in native dialects and noninvasive physiological measurements. Regression analyses selected influential covariates of measures of reproductive success: the numbers of pregnancies, live births and children surviving to age 15.Results: Taking factors such as marriage status, age of first birth and access to health care into account, we found a higher percent of oxygen saturation associated weakly and an unelevated hemoglobin concentration associated strongly with better reproductive success. Women who lost all their pregnancies or all their live births had hemoglobin concentrations significantly higher than the sample mean. Elevated hemoglobin concentration associated with a lower probability a pregnancy progressed to a live birth.Conclusions and implications: These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that unelevated hemoglobin concentration is an adaptation shaped by natural selection resulting in the relatively low hemoglobin concentration of Tibetans compared with visitors and Andean highlanders.
      PubDate: 2017-04-21
      DOI: 10.1093/emph/eox008
      Issue No: Vol. 2017, No. 1 (2017)
  • Oral contraceptives cause evolutionarily novel increases in hormone
           exposure A risk factor for breast cancer

    • Authors: Lovett JL; Chima MA, Wexler JK, et al.
      Pages: 97 - 108
      Abstract: Background and objectives: In the evolutionary past, women spent most of their reproductive lives either pregnant or in lactational amenorrhea, and rarely menstruated. The current pattern of frequent menses, and the associated increase in endogenous hormonal exposure, has been implicated in the current breast cancer epidemic. It is not known, however, whether oral contraceptives further increase, or actually decrease, hormonal exposure over one menstrual cycle. Here, we examined variation in hormonal exposure across seven oral contraceptive (OC) formulations, and produced the first quantitative comparison of exogenous versus endogenous hormone exposure.Methodology: Data from 12 studies of serum estradiol (E2) and progesterone (P4) were aggregated to create a composite graph of endogenous hormone levels over one menstrual cycle in European or American women (age 19–40 years). Pharmacokinetic package insert data, also from Western women, were used to calculate exposures for hormones in seven different OC formulations. Endogenous and exogenous hormone levels were compared after adjusting for the relative binding affinity (RBA) of progestin to the progesterone receptor and ethinyl estradiol (EE) to the estrogen receptor.Results: After adjusting for RBA, median ethinyl estradiol exposure across 28 days in the OCs was 11.4 nmol/l, similar to median E2 exposure. One formulation, however, was 40% higher in ethinyl estradiol exposure relative to median endogenous estradiol. Median exposure from progestins in OCs (1496 nmol/l) was 4-fold higher than the median endogenous exposure from P4 (364 nmol/l). Exposure from OC progestins ranged from one sixtieth to 8-fold median endogenous P4 over 28 days.Conclusions and implications: Given that breast cancer risk increases with hormonal exposure, our finding that four widely prescribed formulations more than quadruple progestin exposure relative to endogenous progesterone exposure is cause for concern. As not all formulations produce the same exposures, these findings are pertinent to contraceptive choice. We also identify critical gaps in the provision of relevant data on pharmacokinetics and carcinogenicity by drug manufacturers.
      PubDate: 2017-06-05
      DOI: 10.1093/emph/eox009
      Issue No: Vol. 2017, No. 1 (2017)
  • Lower incidence of respiratory infections among iron-deficient children in
           Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

    • Authors: Wander K; Shell-Duncan B, Brindle E.
      Pages: 109 - 119
      Abstract: Objective: We posited a trade-off in iron nutrition, with iron deficiency decreasing risk for infection by depriving infectious agents of iron while increasing risk for infection by compromising immune protection. We described associations between iron deficiency and prevalent and incident infectious disease episodes and cell-mediated immunity (CMI) among 283 children in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.Methodology: Whole blood specimens were evaluated for hemoglobin and dried blood spots (DBS) were evaluated for biomarkers of iron deficiency (transferrin receptor) and inflammation (C-reactive protein and α1-acid glycoprotein). Prevalent and incident infectious disease episodes were identified by physician’s diagnosis. CMI was evaluated as delayed-type hypersensitivity to Candida albicans (DTH-Candida). Associations between iron status and elevated inflammation, prevalent infectious disease episodes and DTH-Candida were described with logistic regression models; associations between iron status and incident infectious disease episodes were described with Cox proportional hazards models.Results: Elevated inflammation and diagnosed infectious diseases were more common among children with iron-deficiency anemia (IDA, severe iron deficiency), but not significantly so. The incidence of infectious disease was lowest among children with moderate iron deficiency (iron-deficient erythropoiesis, IDE); this pattern was most apparent for respiratory infections (aHR: 0.24; p: 0.030). DTH-Candida was not compromised among children with any degree of iron deficiency.Conclusions and implications: We observed no adverse effect of iron deficiency on CMI, but did observe patterns consistent with the hypothesis that moderate iron deficiency protects against respiratory infections and may represent a nutritional adaptation to infectious disease. This suggests that interventions targeting iron deficiency should be coupled with effective infectious disease control measures.
      PubDate: 2017-06-28
      DOI: 10.1093/emph/eox010
      Issue No: Vol. 2017, No. 1 (2017)
  • Local environmental quality positively predicts breastfeeding in the
           UK’s Millennium Cohort Study

    • Authors: Streeter L; Sear R.
      Pages: 120 - 135
      Abstract: ABSTRACTBackground and Objectives: Breastfeeding is an important form of parental investment with clear health benefits. Despite this, rates remain low in the UK; understanding variation can therefore help improve interventions. Life history theory suggests that environmental quality may pattern maternal investment, including breastfeeding. We analyse a nationally representative dataset to test two predictions: (i) higher local environmental quality predicts higher likelihood of breastfeeding initiation and longer duration; (ii) higher socioeconomic status (SES) provides a buffer against the adverse influences of low local environmental quality.Methodology: We ran factor analysis on a wide range of local-level environmental variables. Two summary measures of local environmental quality were generated by this analysis—one ‘objective’ (based on an independent assessor’s neighbourhood scores) and one ‘subjective’ (based on respondent’s scores). We used mixed-effects regression techniques to test our hypotheses.Results: Higher objective, but not subjective, local environmental quality predicts higher likelihood of starting and maintaining breastfeeding over and above individual SES and area-level measures of environmental quality. Higher individual SES is protective, with women from high-income households having relatively high breastfeeding initiation rates and those with high status jobs being more likely to maintain breastfeeding, even in poor environmental conditions.Conclusions and Implications: Environmental quality is often vaguely measured; here we present a thorough investigation of environmental quality at the local level, controlling for individual- and area-level measures. Our findings support a shift in focus away from individual factors and towards altering the landscape of women’s decision making contexts when considering behaviours relevant to public health.
      PubDate: 2017-08-21
      DOI: 10.1093/emph/eox011
      Issue No: Vol. 2017, No. 1 (2017)
  • Do post-reproductive aged females promote maternal health' Preliminary
           evidence from historical populations

    • Authors: Gemmill A; Catalano R.
      Pages: 136 - 143
      Abstract: ABSTRACTBackground and Objectives: Much literature argues that natural selection conserved menopause and longevity in women because those who stopped childbearing helped bolster daughters’ fertility and reduce infant mortality among grandchildren. Whether the presence of grandmothers ever improved fitness sufficiently to affect longevity via natural selection remains controversial and difficult to test. The argument underlying the grandmother and associated alloparenting literature, however, leads us to the novel and testable prediction that the presence of older women in historical societies could have affected population health by reducing lethality associated with childbearing.Methodology: Using historical life table data from four societies (Denmark, England and Wales, France and Sweden), we test the hypothesis that death rates among women initiating childbearing declined when the societies in which they were embedded included unexpectedly high frequencies of older women. We use time series analysis to measure the extent to which the observed likelihood of death among women aged 20–24 differs from statistically expected values when the number of older women grows or declines.Results: In three of the four countries examined, we find an inverse relationship between the frequency of post-reproductive females in the population and odds of mortality among females at the peak of childbearing initiation.Conclusions and Implications: Results suggest that the presence of older women in a population may enhance population health by reducing mortality among women who face high risk of maternal death, although additional research is needed to determine if this relationship is causal.
      PubDate: 2017-08-23
      DOI: 10.1093/emph/eox012
      Issue No: Vol. 2017, No. 1 (2017)
  • Environmental influences on the skin microbiome of humans and cattle in
           rural Madagascar

    • Authors: Manus MB; Yu JJ, Park LP, et al.
      Pages: 144 - 153
      Abstract: ABSTRACTBackground and objectivesThe skin harbors a dynamic community of microorganisms, where contact with humans, other animals and the environment can alter microbial communities. Most research on the human skin microbiome features Western populations living in hygienic conditions, yet these populations have vastly different patterns of environmental contact than the majority of people on Earth, including those living in developing countries.MethodologyWe studied skin microbial communities of humans and cattle (zebu) in rural Madagascar to investigate how zebu ownership affects microbial composition of the human skin, and to characterize non-Western human and zebu skin communities more generally. A portion of the 16S rRNA gene was sequenced from samples of zebu backs and human ankles, forearms, hands and armpits. Analyses were conducted in QIIME, R and LEfSe.ResultsHuman and zebu samples varied in microbial community composition, yet we did not find evidence for a shared microbial signature between an individual and his zebu. Microbial communities differed across human body sites, with ankles reflecting increased diversity and greater similarity to samples from zebu, likely due to extensive shared contact with soil by humans and zebu.Conclusions and implicationsCattle ownership had, at best, weak effects on the human skin microbiome. We suggest that components of human biology and lifestyles override the microbial signature of close contact with zebu, including genetic factors and human–human interaction, irrespective of zebu ownership. Understanding ecological drivers of microbial communities will help determine ways that microbial transfer and community composition change as populations adopt Western lifestyles, and could provide insights into zoonotic disease transmission.
      PubDate: 2017-08-26
      DOI: 10.1093/emph/eox013
      Issue No: Vol. 2017, No. 1 (2017)
  • Childhood food allergies An evolutionary mismatch hypothesis

    • Authors: Turke P.
      Pages: 154 - 160
      Abstract: For hominins living in the Paleolithic era, early food antigen exposures—in utero and throughout infancy—closely matched later exposures, and therefore immune system tolerance mechanisms evolved under the expectation of this condition being met. This predicts that the degree of mismatch between early and downstream food antigen exposures is a key variable underlying the development of childhood food allergies. Three historical periods are identified in which the degree of mismatch climbs from near zero to substantial, as we transition from one period to another. The first encompasses our long history as foragers; the second begins with the advent of farming and the third spans only the most recent two or three decades, and manifests from social changes driven largely by an explosion in access to information. Testable predictions are generated and evaluated in light of available evidence, and an approach for primary prevention of childhood food allergies is proposed.
      PubDate: 2017-10-04
      DOI: 10.1093/emph/eox014
      Issue No: Vol. 2017, No. 1 (2017)
  • Lethal gene drive selects inbreeding

    • Authors: Bull JJ.
      Pages: 1 - 16
      Abstract: The use of ‘selfish’ gene drive systems to suppress or even extinguish populations has been proposed on theoretical grounds for almost half a century. Creating these genes has recently become possible with CRISPR technology. One seemingly feasible approach, originally proposed by Burt, is to create a homing endonuclease gene (HEG) that inserts into an essential gene, enabling heterozygote viability but causing homozygote lethality. With 100% segregation distortion in gametes, such genes can cause profound population suppression if resistance does not evolve. Here, population genetic models are used to consider the evolution of inbreeding (specifically selfing) as a possible response to a recessively lethal HEG with complete segregation distortion. Numerical analyses indicate a rich set of outcomes, but selfing often evolves in response to the HEG, with a corresponding partial restoration of mean fitness. Whether selfing does indeed evolve and its effect in restoring fitness depends heavily on the magnitude of inbreeding depression. Overall, these results point toward an underappreciated evolutionary response to block the harmful effects of a selfish gene. They raise the possibility that extreme population suppression may be resisted by mechanisms that are independent of the molecular basis of gene drive. At the same time, the evolution of inbreeding is not assured even if the genetic basis for inbreeding is present. As the models here strictly apply to hermaphrodites (plants), an important next step is to consider inbreeding in populations with separate sexes.
      PubDate: 2016-11-08
      DOI: 10.1093/emph/eow030
      Issue No: Vol. 2017, No. 1 (2016)
  • Energetics and the immune system Trade-offs associated with non-acute
           levels of CRP in adolescent Gambian girls

    • Authors: Shattuck-Heidorn H; Reiches MW, Prentice AM, et al.
      Pages: 27 - 38
      Abstract: Background and objectives: The human immune system is an ever-changing composition of innumerable cells and proteins, continually ready to respond to pathogens or insults. The cost of maintaining this state of immunological readiness is rarely considered. In this paper we aim to discern a cost to non-acute immune function by investigating how low levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) relate to other energetic demands and resources in adolescent Gambian girls.Methodology: Data from a longitudinal study of 66 adolescent girls was used to test hypotheses around investment in immune function. Non-acute (under 2 mg/L) CRP was used as an index of immune function. Predictor variables include linear height velocity, adiposity, leptin, and measures of energy balance.Results: Non-acute log CRP was positively associated with adiposity (β = 0.16, P < 0.001, R2 = 0.17) and levels of the adipokine leptin (β = 1.17, P = 0.006, R2 = 0.09). CRP was also negatively associated with increased investment in growth, as measured by height velocity (β = −0.58, P < 0.001, R2 = 0.13) and lean mass deposition β = −0.42, P = 0.005, R2 = 0.08). Relationships between adiposity and growth explained some, but not all, of this association. We do not find that CRP was related to energy balance.Conclusions and implications: These data support a hypothesis that investment in non-acute immune function is facultative, and sensitive to energetic resources and demands. We also find support for an adaptive association between the immune system and adipose tissue.
      PubDate: 2016-12-21
      DOI: 10.1093/emph/eow034
      Issue No: Vol. 2017, No. 1 (2016)
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