Evolutionary Medicine Themes
 
Placenta, evolution and lifelong health.:Understanding how the 
placenta responds to maternal signals is therefore not only important
for promoting optimal fetal growth but can also give insights
into how human evolution affected developmental history with long-term effects on health and disease.
1: Lewis RM, Cleal JK, Hanson MA. Review: Placenta, evolution 
and lifelong health.Placenta. 2011 Dec 26. [Epub ahead of print]


Natural selection in a contemporary human populatiom: Is that natural selection operating on contemporary humans ? Can natural selection predict future evolutionary change for specific traits with medical significance 

Byars SG, Ewban D, Govindaraju DR, Stearns SC. Colloquium papers: Natural selection in a contemporary human population. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Jan  26;107 Suppl 1:1787-92

Global warming and medical problems: "The global warming of the planet and its anthropogenic origin are no longer debatable. Nevertheless, from a medical point of view, while the epidemiological consequences of the warming are rather well-known, the biological consequences are still poorly documented..."

Swynghedauw B. Medical consequences of global warming. Presse Med. 2009 Apr;38(4):551-61. Epub 2008 Dec 6. Review. French.