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Survival of the Sickest: A Medical Maverick Discovers Why We Need Disease

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How did a deadly genetic disease help our ancestors survive the bubonic plagues of Europe? Was diabetes evolution's response to the last Ice Age? Will a visit to the tanning salon help bring down your cholesterol? Why do we age? Why are some people immune to HIV? Can your genes be turned on—or off?

Survival of the Sickest reveals the answers to these and many other questions as it unravels the amazing connections between evolution, disease, and human health today.

Joining the ranks of modern myth busters, Dr. Sharon Moalem turns our current understanding of illness on its head and challenges us to fundamentally change the way we think about our bodies, our health, and our relationship to just about every other living thing on earth, from plants and animals to insects and bacteria.

Survival of the Sickest is filled with fascinating insights and cutting-edge research, presented in a way that is both accessible and utterly absorbing. This is a book about the interconnectedness of all life on earth—and, especially, what that means for us.

Read it. You're already living it.

Read by Eric Conger

Synopsis:

How did a deadly genetic disease help our ancestors survive the bubonic plagues of Europe? Was diabetes evolution's response to the last IceAge? Will a visit to the tanning salon help bring down your cholesterol? Why do we age? Why are some people immune to HIV? Can your genes be turned on—or off?

Survival of the Sickestreveals the answers to these and many other questions as it unravels the amazing connections between evolution, disease, and human health today.

Joining the ranks of modern myth busters, Dr. Sharon Moalem turns our current understanding of illness on its head and challenges us to fundamentally change the way we think about our bodies, our health, and our relationship to just about every other living thing on earth, from plants and animals to insects and bacteria.

Survival of the Sickestis filled with fascinating insights and cutting-edge research, presented in a way that is both accessible and utterly absorbing. This is a book about the interconnectedness of all life on earth—and, especially, what that means for us.

Read it. You're already living it.

Read by Eric Conger

Synopsis:

Medical wunderkind Dr. Moalem delves back into the evolution of man to reveal the heretofore unknown and astonishing ways the human body is built to survive. Abridged. 5 CDs.

About the Author

Sharon Moalem has a Ph.D. in human physiology and in the emerging fields of neurogenetics and evolutionary medicine. His research discovered a new genetic association for familial Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Moalem has also published papers in a wide variety of fields, from honeybee immunology to the evolutionary advantages of disease. He continues to work as a researcher while finishing his medical training at New York's Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Moalem lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061155765
Publisher:
HarperAudio
Subject:
General
Read by:
Conger, Eric
Read:
Conger, Eric
Author:
Prince, Jonathan
Author:
Moalem, Sharon
Author:
Conger, Eric
Subject:
General Medical
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Edition Description:
Audio
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.05x5.13x.76 in. .36 lbs.
Media Run Time:
360

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"Synopsis" by , How did a deadly genetic disease help our ancestors survive the bubonic plagues of Europe? Was diabetes evolution's response to the last IceAge? Will a visit to the tanning salon help bring down your cholesterol? Why do we age? Why are some people immune to HIV? Can your genes be turned on—or off?

Survival of the Sickestreveals the answers to these and many other questions as it unravels the amazing connections between evolution, disease, and human health today.

Joining the ranks of modern myth busters, Dr. Sharon Moalem turns our current understanding of illness on its head and challenges us to fundamentally change the way we think about our bodies, our health, and our relationship to just about every other living thing on earth, from plants and animals to insects and bacteria.

Survival of the Sickestis filled with fascinating insights and cutting-edge research, presented in a way that is both accessible and utterly absorbing. This is a book about the interconnectedness of all life on earth—and, especially, what that means for us.

Read it. You're already living it.

Read by Eric Conger

"Synopsis" by , Medical wunderkind Dr. Moalem delves back into the evolution of man to reveal the heretofore unknown and astonishing ways the human body is built to survive. Abridged. 5 CDs.

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