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Feb 2, 2020

The Health Past Of Mummies: Evolutionary Medicine Insights For Human Diseases Now

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Evolutionary Medicine — Linking human pathology with our past, present, and future evolutionary trajectories — ideaXme (http://radioideaxme.com/) welcomes Prof. Dr. Frank Rühli, Director of the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine, University of Zurich — #Ideaxme #EvolutionaryMedicine #Evolution #Microevolution #Paleopathology #BiologicalAnthropology #ComparativeAnatomy #Mummies #Mummy #Hypercholesterinemia #Diabetes #DrugAddiction #Health #Wellness #Regeneration #Longevity #Aging #IraPastor #Bioquark #Regenerage


Ira Pastor, ideaXme exponential health ambassador, interviews Professor Dr. Frank Rühli, Director of the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine and on the Medical Faculty of University of Zurich, and Founding Director, Chair, Full Professor of Evolutionary Medicine.

Ira Pastor Comments

Famous prominent Russian-American geneticist and evolutionary biologist, Theodosius Dobzhansky, stated in a 1973 essay that Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.”

When one applies this principle to medical research, it suggests that if you study only the proximal causes of health and disease (pathophysiology), you get a limited picture, and such dynamics could be better understood within an evolutionary framework.

While traditional biomedical research is often concerned with pathophysiology, it is the relatively new science of evolutionary medicine that seeks to link human pathology with our past, present, and future evolutionary trajectories.

Combining the study of proximal and distal reasons underpinning medical disorders yields a deeper understanding that may help to improve the ways diseases are screened for, treated, or prevented.

Professor Dr. Frank Rühli

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