Isolation, Migration and Health (Society for the Study of Human Biology Symposium) (Society for the Study of Human Biology Symposium Series)

Isolation, Migration and Health (Society for the Study of Human Biology Symposium) (Society for the Study of Human Biology Symposium Series)

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Cambridge University Press, 9/10/1992
EAN 9780521419123, ISBN10: 0521419123

Hardcover, 280 pages, 23.6 x 15.6 x 2.2 cm
Language: English

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.

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.