-- A short video clip describing evolutionary medicine by a leading scholar in the field
-- Sample search terms to use when looking for sources for this assignment
-- Recommended databases to locate magazine and news articles
General terms- "evolutionary medicine"
- "Darwinian medicine"
- "evolution (biology)"
- "natural selection"
- "adaptation (biology)"
- genes or genetics
- genomes or genomics
Diseases of civilization- Alzheimer's
- cancer (or breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, etc.)
- "coronary heart disease"
- depression or "mental depression"
- diabetes or "type 2 diabetes" or "non-insulin-dependent diabetes"
- "high blood pressure" or hypertension
- malaria (sickle cell allele)
Additional topics- aging
- "antibiotic resistance"
- "genetic drift"
- "molecular clock" or "molecular evolution"
- "neutral mutations"
- "pathogenic microorganisms"
- "stem cells"
To find magazine and news articles, use any of the following resources. Try searching in three or four of these resources to find the best articles for your assignment.
Magazine ArticlesThese databases may be searched simultaneously. Click on one of the links below, then select additional relevant databases before you continue in to run your searches.
Academic Search Complete
Multidisciplinary | Broad Subject Coverage | General Sciences
Health Source - Consumer Edition
General Health Topics | Consumer Information | Nutrition | Childcare | Sports Medicine | Wellness | Exercise
Consumer Health Complete
General Consumer Health Topics | Streaming Video
Multidisciplinary | General Interest
**Important!** On your search results page, you may want to use the option in the left-hand column to Refine Results by Source Types - Magazines and News (if available), as illustrated below.
Source types labeled as Academic Journals are more scholarly and may be too technical for the purposes of this assignment. If you are having trouble understanding an Academic Journal article, look for a Magazine or News article on your topic, instead.
Newspaper ArticlesScience Daily
Recent scholarly scientific articles are summarized in layman's terms. Use the search box on the top right of the page.
New York Times
Use the big red search box in the center of the page.
Use the search box on the top right of the page.
The hygiene hypothesis and Darwinian medicine
Electronic book: Access online
Western diseases : an evolutionary perspective
Call number: RB152 .P655 2008
Missing microbes : how the overuse of antibiotics is fueling our modern plagues
Call number: RM267 .B57 2014
The story of the human body : evolution, health, and disease
Call number: QP38 .L74 2014x
Body by Darwin : how evolution shapes our health and transforms medicine
Call number: QH366.2 .T374 2015
Survival of the sickest : a medical maverick discovers why we need disease
Call number: RB155 .M59 2007
The viral storm : the dawn of a new pandemic age
Call number: QR360 .W65 2011
Ancient bodies, modern lives : how evolution has shaped women's health
Call number: RA778 .T673 2010
Evolution of sickness and healing
Call number: RA418 .F323 1997
Evolving : the human effect and why it matters
Call number: QH360.5 .F24 2012