Submited on: 16 Jan 2012 02:46:11 PM GMT
Published on: 17 Jan 2012 09:35:38 PM GMT
Hereditary Immunity in Humans and Evolution
Posted by Dr. William J Maloney on 14 Feb 2014 03:44:59 PM GMT Reviewed by Interested Peers

  • What are the main claims of the paper and how important are they?

    The article's main purpose is to discuss the discovery of the evolution of hereditary immunity by the majority of modern humans.

  • Are these claims novel? If not, please specify papers that weaken the claims to the originality of this one.


  • Are the claims properly placed in the context of the previous literature?


  • Do the results support the claims? If not, what other evidence is required?


  • If a protocol is provided, for example for a randomized controlled trial, are there any important deviations from it? If so, have the authors explained adequately why the deviations occurred?


  • Is the methodology valid? Does the paper offer enough details of its methodology that its experiments or its analyses could be reproduced?


  • Would any other experiments or additional information improve the paper? How much better would the paper be if this extra work was done, and how difficult would such work be to do, or to provide?


  • Is this paper outstanding in its discipline? (For example, would you like to see this work presented in a seminar at your hospital or university? Do you feel these results need to be incorporated in your next general lecture on the subject?) If yes, what makes it outstanding? If not, why not?

    Yes- it would be agreat seminar for a wide range of healthcare professionals.

  • Other Comments:

    The article presents the initial results of an attempt to integrate clinical, bioecological, epidemiological, immunological and evolutionary approaches to decipher the chronology of infectious selection.  The article stresses the importance of considering the selective effects of infectious diseases.  The article concludes by stating that the principles of testing for hereditary allow for the assessment of the grade of natural resisteance to any infectious agents.

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  • Have you previously published on this or a similar topic?:
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  • Experience and credentials in the specific area of science:

    Clinical associate professor

  • How to cite:  Maloney W J.Hereditary Immunity in Humans and Evolution[Review of the article 'Selection For Hereditary Immunity To Infections During The Evolution Of Humankind ' by Rumyantsev S].WebmedCentral 2014;5(2):WMCRW002987
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