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Choose a topic in Evolutionary Medicine. There is a list of broad categories below, however you will need to narrow down your focus to have a manageable topic for your paper. If you have a topic that you think would be appropriate but doesn't fit into one of the categories below, please consult your instructor!
Search for 15 recent peer-reviewed journal articles on your topic (last 10 years). Import your 15 article citations into EndNote Web (or other bibliographic management software) and create a bibliography in the citation style of the journals Evolution or Ecology.
Your submitted assignment should include two things:
1. A short (1-2 sentence) description of your chosen topic and how it incorporates evolutionary theory and medicine.
2. Your formatted bibliography of 15 recent peer-reviewed publications.
CATEGORIES-- in the area of EVOLUTIONARY MEDICINE
Each of these topics should be narrowed to facilitate review in your Paper Assignment. For example, "Emerging pathogens" is too broad; "The origin and evolution of the SARS virus" is more manageable.
Evolution of antibiotic resistance
Evolution of resistance to chemotherapy
Evolution as a challenge in AIDS treatment
Evolution of disease virulence
Evolution and cancer tumor development
The hygiene hypothesis
Senescence & aging
Flu vaccine development
Chemotherapy targeting particular mutations
Evolutionary perspectives on rates of asthma and allergy
Pathogenicity and lateral gene transfer
Life history allocation and age-related disease
Biological and Life Sciences
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