terça-feira, 15 de agosto de 2006

Biodemografia:uma nova e importante disciplina na área da saúde.

Recebi email questionando o que seria a tal "biodemografia". Apresento um resumo abaixo dos autores e, o link com um texto excelente sobre o tema, tipo "manifesto-programa".

A new scientific discipline arose in the late 20th century known as biodemography. When applied to aging, biodemography is the scientific study of common age patterns and causes of death observed among humans and other sexually reproducing species and the biological forces that contribute to them. Biodemography is interdisciplinary, involving a combination of the population sciences and such fields as molecular and evolutionary biology. Researchers in this emerging field have discovered attributes of aging and death in humans that may very well change the way epidemiologists view and study the causes and expression of disease.
(Olshansky et al. Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2005, 2:10 doi:10.1186/1742-7622-2-10)

O texto completo publicado no Emerging Themes in Epidemiology poderá ser lido em http://www.ete-online.com/content/2/1/10

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