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Isolation, Migration and Health


Part of Society for the Study of Human Biology Symposium Series

  • Editors:
  • Derek F. Roberts, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • N. Fujiki, Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Genetics, Fukui Medical School, Japan
  • K. Torizuka, Fukui Medical School, Japan
  • Date Published: June 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521064828

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  • This special symposium volume of the SSHB explores the biological effects of human isolation and migration, and how the situations to which they give rise help to elucidate a variety of biological problems, ranging from evolutionary change to disease etiology. The majority of the case studies presented here are by Asian investigators, and provide a uniquely accessible source of information. Besides documenting the results, the book illustrates the different methods employed in such studies. It will be invaluable to those contemplating similar investigations elsewhere, and will be of interest to researchers in a range of disciplines including epidemiology, clinical medicine, demography, anthropology, genetics and evolutionary biology.

    • Data collected from over 1000 participants over 60 years
    • Presents the findings of the Fels Longitudinal Study
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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521064828
    • length: 280 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.418kg
    • contains: 81 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The legacy of the IBP - Presidential Address N. Fujiki
    2. The distinction between primary and secondary isolates J. V. Neel
    3. Time trends in the break-up of isolates T.Yanase
    4. Factors influencing the frequency of consanguineous marriages in Japan Y. Imaizumi
    5. Break-up of isolates F. Vogel
    6. Isolates in India, their origin and characterisation K. C. Malhotra
    7. Consanguineous marriages and their genetical consequences in some Indian populations D. P. Mukherjee
    8. Biomedical and immunogenetic variation in isolated populations in India S. S. Papiha
    9. Genetic distance analyses in Israeli groups using classical markers and DNA polymorphisms in the B globin gene B. Bonné-Tamir, A. Zoossmann-Diskin, A. Ticher, A. Oppenheim and S. Nevo
    10. Non random distribution of Gm haplotypes in northern Siberia R. I. Sukernik
    11. Allele frequency estimation N. Yasuda
    12. Genetic affinities of human populations N. Saitou, K. Tokunaga and K. Omoto
    13. Inherited neurological diseases in southern Japan K. Kondo
    14. Serological and virological evidence for human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 infection among the isolated Hagahai of Papua New Guinea R. Yanagihara and R. M. Garruto
    15. Analysis of genes associated with hypercholesterolaemia in the Japanese population H. Hamaguchi, Y. Watanabe, Y. Yamanouchi, H. Yanagi, T. Arinami, R. Miyazaki, S. Tsuchiya and K. Kobayshi
    16. Migrant studies and their problems P. T. Baker
    17. Tokelau: migration and health in a small Polynesian society a longitudinal study I. Prior
    18. Micromigrations of isolated Tureg tribes of the Sahara Desert P. Lefevre-Witier
    19. Population structure in the eastern Adriatic: the influence of historical processes, migration patterns, isolation and ecological pressures, and their interaction P. Rudan, A Sujoldzic, D. Simic, L. A. Bennett and D. F. Roberts
    20. Diabetes and diabetic macroangiopathy in Japanese-Americans H. Hara, G. Egusa, K. Yamane and M. Yamakido
    21. Diabetes and westernisation in Japanese migrants Y. Kanazawa, M. Iunes and W. Fujimoto
    22. Environmental factors affecting ischemic heart disease G. Mimura, K. Murakami, M. Gushiken and S. Ogawa
    Epilogue D. F. Roberts.

  • Editors

    Derek F. Roberts, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

    N. Fujiki, Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Genetics, Fukui Medical School, Japan

    K. Torizuka, Fukui Medical School, Japan

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