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Evolutionary Medicine at Durham


Key Publications


Professor Helen Ball

Klingaman, K.P. & Ball, Helen .L. 2009 (March). Practicing evolutionary medicine in a postnatal ward: Ameliorating iatrogenic obstacles to breastfeeding. Anthropology News, 9-11.

Ball, Helen L. (2008) Evolutionary paediatrics: a case study in applying Darwinian, medicine. Invited chapter for Medicine and Evolution, Eds Sarah Elton & Paul O'Higgins. Taylor and Francis.

Ball, Helen L. & Klingaman, Kristin P. (2008) Breastfeeding and mother-infant sleep proximity: implications for infant care. Invited chapter for Evolutionary Medicine (2nd Edn) Eds Wenda Trevathan, EO Smith & JJ McKenna. Oxford University Press.New York.

McKenna James J; Helen L Ball; Lee T Gettler (2007) Mother-Infant Cosleeping, Breastfeeding and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: What Biological Anthropology Has Discovered About Normal Infant Sleep and Pediatric Sleep Medicine. Yearbook of Physical Anthropology, 50:133-161

Ball, Helen L. (2007). Night-time infant care: cultural practice, evolution, and infant development. Invited Chapter for: Childrearing and Infant Care: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. Ed: Pranee Liamputtong New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Professor Gillian Bentley

A Nunez-de la Mora, GR Bentley (2009) Changes in risk factors for breast cancer in migrant women:  An inter-generational comparison among Bangladeshis in the UK.  In Health, Risk and Adversity: A Contextual View, ed. C Panter-Brick, A Fuentes.  Berghahn Press, London, pp. 129-49.

GR Bentley, R Aunger (2008) Practical aspects of Evolutionary Medicine.  Chapter 10 in Medicine and Evolution: Current Applications, Future Prospects, ed. S. Elton and P O'Higgins. Society for the Study of Human Biology Series Volume 47.  CRC Press, pp. 215-237.

A Núñez-de la Mora, RT Chatterton, O Choudhury, D Napolitano, GR Bentley (2008) The impact of developmental conditions on adult salivary estradiol levels: Why this differs from progesterone. Amer J Hum Biol. 20:2-14.

A  Núñez-de la Mora, RT Chatterton, O Choudhury, D Napolitano, GR Bentley (2007) Childhood conditions determine adult progesterone levels.  PLOS Medicine May 4(5):e167.

Dr Tessa Pollard

Pollard TM (2008) Western Diseases: An Evolutionary Perspective.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Pollard TM (1997) Environmental change and cardiovascular disease: a new  complexity. Yearbook of Physical Anthropology 40: 1-24.

Pollard TM, Nunez-de la Mora A & Unwin N (2008) Evolutionary perspectives on type 2 diabetes in Asia. In Elton S & O'Higgins P (Eds) Medicine andEvolution: Current Applications, Future Prospects. Florida: Taylor and Francis, pp 55-76.

Pollard TM & Unwin NC (2008) Impaired reproductive function in women in western and 'westernizing' populations: an evolutionary approach. In Trevathan W, Smith EO & McKenna J (Eds) Evolutionary Medicine and Health: New Perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp 169-181.

Pollard TM, Unwin N, Fischbacher C & Chamley J K (2008) Differences in body composition and cardiovascular and type 2 diabetes risk factors between migrant and British-born British Pakistani women. American Journal of Human Biology 20: 545-549.

Professor Charlotte Roberts

Wilbur, AK., Bouwman, AS., Stone, AC. Roberts, CA., Pfister, L. Buikstra, JE. & Brown, TA. 2009. Deficiencies and challenges in the study of ancient tuberculosis DNA. J Archaeological Science 36(9): 1990-1997.

Stone, AC. Wilbur, AK. Buikstra, JE. & Roberts, CA. 2009. Mycobacterial disease in perspective. Yearbook of Physical Anthropology 52: 66-94.

Roberts, C.A. & Manchester, K. 2005. Archaeology of disease. Stroud: Sutton Publishing

Roberts, C.A. & Buikstra, J.E. 2003. The bioarchaeology of tuberculosis. A global view on a reemerging disease. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida

Roberts, C.A. & Cox, M. 2003. Health & disease in Britain: from prehistory to the present day. Gloucester: Sutton Publishing

Roberts, C.A., Lewis, M.E. & Manchester, K. 2002. The Past and Present of Leprosy. Archaeological, historical, palaeopathological and clinical approaches. Oxford: Archaeopress