Origins Of Disease: An Evolutionary Perspective

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  • 2017
  • 1 Season

Human's first ancestors appeared in Africa about 7 million years ago. During the course of this evolution, the "seeds" of disease were sown. This series explores disease as mankind's destiny from an evolutionary perspective. It looks at the condition of modern patients and delves several million years into the past to find traces of diseases' origins and how they evolved over time.

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Stroke: The Price Of Rapid Evolution
4. Stroke: The Price Of Rapid Evolution
August 1, 2017
The human brain has undergone dramatic evolutionary advances. Today, however, humans suffer from strokes because brain size increased too rapidly during the course of human evolution. The blood supply to our brains increased threefold during the last 2.5 million years, but the walls of our blood vessels didn't adjust to this change and remain fragile.
Heart Disease: Flaws In A High Performance Pump
3. Heart Disease: Flaws In A High Performance Pump
August 1, 2017
According to the World Health Organization, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world. Why do people get heart disease and how can we prevent it? This program examines how the human predisposition for heart disease was the price for evolution.
Depression: Legacy Of The Survival Instinct
2. Depression: Legacy Of The Survival Instinct
August 1, 2017
Scientists discovered that under certain conditions, the part of the fish brain that works to protect them from natural predators goes out of control and causes depression. When mammals began living in groups, they developed traits that lead to a similar, poorly regulated response in the brain. This program also introduces the latest treatments.
Cancer: Evolution's Deadly Result
1. Cancer: Evolution's Deadly Result
August 1, 2017
One of the leading health threats to humans is cancer. However, wild animals rarely get this disease. Why are humans more at risk of developing cancer? When humans became bipedal in Africa, they also developed bigger brains. It seems this created the ideal conditions for cancer cell growth.
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Human's first ancestors appeared in Africa about 7 million years ago. During the course of this evolution, the "seeds" of disease were sown. This series explores disease as mankind's destiny from an evolutionary perspective. It looks at the condition of modern patients and delves several million years into the past to find traces of diseases' origins and how they evolved over time.

Origins Of Disease: An Evolutionary Perspective is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on August 1, 2017.

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  • Premiere Date
    August 1, 2017