Oncology & Cancer

TrackSig: Unlocking the history of cancer through tumor evolution

A tumor is often made up of different cells, some of which have changed—or evolved—over time and gained the ability to grow faster, survive longer and potentially avoid treatment. These cells, which have an "evolutionary ...

Cardiology

Exploring the role of insulin in heart disease among men

Men have shorter life expectancy than women, in part due to the higher rates of heart disease among men. To address this disparity, heart disease is now being considered with the well-established evolutionary biology theory ...

Cardiology

New insights into cardiovascular disease from evolutionary biology

Progress in reducing cardiovascular disease is stalling in the United States. Development of new ways of preventing and treating cardiovascular disease has proved frustrating recently with several trials of promising interventions, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Power poses don't help and could potentially backfire, study shows

The idea behind power poses, that if you stand in a "powerful" position, broad posture, hands on hips, shoulders high and pushed back, you will suddenly feel psychologically and physiologically stronger, is intuitively appealing, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Is symptom expression a form of communication?

Symptoms of illness are not inevitably tied to an underlying disease —rather, many organisms, including humans, adapt their symptom expression to suit their needs. That's the finding of Arizona State University's Leonid ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The problems with evolutionary psychology

As evolutionary scientists, we devote much of our working lives to exploring the behaviour of humans and other animals through an evolutionary lens. So it may come as a surprise that our show at this year's Edinburgh Fringe ...

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