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Isolation, Migration and Health : Soviet and East European Studies - Derek F. Roberts

Isolation, Migration and Health

Soviet and East European Studies

By: Derek F. Roberts (Editor), N. Fujiki (Editor), K. Torizuka (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 10th September 1992
ISBN: 9780521419123
Number Of Pages: 280

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This book 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 an uniquely accessible source of information.

"...represents a very interesting and curious aspect of the exploration of situations resulting from the biological effects of human isolation and migration. These investigations may particularly help to understand and to elucidate a variety of biological problems ranging from evolutionary change to the etiology of the diseases...A real book to meditate." Cellular and Molecular Biology "...overall it is well written." Tibor Koertvelyessy, Human Biology

List of contributors
The legacy of the IBP: Presidential Addressp. 1
The distinction between primary and secondary isolatesp. 17
Time trends in the break-up of isolatesp. 23
Factors influencing the frequency of consanguineous marriages in Japanp. 29
Break-up of isolatesp. 41
Isolates in India: their origin and characterisationp. 55
Consanguineous marriages and their genetical consequences in some Indian populationsp. 63
Biomedical and immunogenetic variation in isolated populations in Indiap. 75
Genetic distance analyses in Israeli groups using classical markers and DNA polymorphisms in the [beta] globin genep. 87
Non-random distribution of Gm haplotypes in northern Siberiap. 107
Allele frequency estimationp. 112
Genetic affinities of human populationsp. 118
Inherited neurological diseases in island isolates in southern Japanp. 130
Serological and virological evidence for human T-lymphotropic virus type I infection among the isolated Hagahai of Papua New Guineap. 143
Analysis of genes associated with hypercholesterolaemia in the Japanese populationp. 154
Migrant studies and their problemsp. 167
Tokelau: migration and health in a small Polynesian society - a longitudinal studyp. 171
Micromigrations of isolated Tuareg tribes of the Sahara Desertp. 192
Population structure in the eastern Adriatic: the influence of historical processes, migration patterns, isolation and ecological pressures, and their interactionp. 204
Diabetes and diabetic macroangiopathy in Japanese-Americansp. 219
Diabetes and westernisation in Japanese migrantsp. 233
Environmental factors affecting ischemic heart diseasep. 240
Epiloguep. 249
Indexp. 257
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ISBN: 9780521419123
ISBN-10: 0521419123
Series: Soviet and East European Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 10th September 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.58