Human Evolution: brain, birthweight and the immune system
by Ed Hagen — last modified Mar 11, 2014 10:41 PM
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼June 9-10, 2014, The Royal Society, London: The complexity of the human brain is unique. However, the large size at birth poses risks to mother and offspring due to constraints on pelvic architecture imposed by bipedalism. This tension will be explored in the light of new concepts in the relationships between evolution of the brain, the placenta, the immune system at the maternal-fetal interface, and genomic imprinting.
Scientific discussion meeting organised by Emeritus Professor Eric Barrington FMedSci FRS, Professor Graham Burton FMedSci and Professor Ashley Moffett.