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BSC 1920 (Spring 2014): Home

This guide is intended to aid the students in Dr. Gerlach's BSC 1920 classes with their literature assignments.

Off-campus access

When using a campus computer or UF Wireless, you're connected to the UF network.  But for off-campus access to library-licensed e-Journals, research databases and e-resources, use either:

UF VPN - or - the library proxy server (on the remote logon page)

When you see Find@UF in your search results, click for access to digital full-text material.



Fast Answers and FAQ


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.

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
Emerging pathogens
Evolution of disease virulence
Evolution and cancer tumor development
The hygiene hypothesis
Host-parasite co-evolution
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

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