Sharon Moalem

  • Les faits sont là : les femmes vivent plus longtemps. Elles sont capables de discerner plus de couleurs. Elles combattent mieux la maladie ou la famine. Bref, elles sont plus fortes que les hommes à tous les stades de leur vie. Mais pourquoi ?

    Pour répondre, Sharon Moalem, médecin et chercheur expert en génétique, utilise ici ses propres expériences médicales (soigner des bébés prématurés ; étudier des cas de cancer ; sauver des enfants séropositifs en Thaïlande...) et explore comment dans chaque cas, les êtres de sexe féminin s'en sortent mieux. La réponse serait dans notre système génétique : la présence de deux chromosomes X offrirait un puissant avantage de survie.

    Accessible et vivant, un livre passionnant qui nous ouvre les yeux sur une découverte scientifique révolutionnaire.

  • An award-winning physician and scientist makes the game-changing case that genetic females are stronger than males at every stage of life''A powerful antidote to the myth of a "weaker sex"'' Gina Rippon, author of The Gendered BrainHere are some facts: Women live longer than men. They have stronger immune systems. They''re better at fighting cancer and surviving famine, and even see the world in a wider variety of colours. They are simply stronger than men at every stage of life. Why? And why are we taught the opposite?Drawing on his wide-ranging experience and cutting-edge research, Dr Sharon Moalem set out to understand why men are consistently less likely than women to thrive. The answer, he reveals, lies in our genetics: the female''s double XX chromosomes offer a powerful survival advantage.Moalem explains why genetic females triumph over males when it comes to resilience, intellect, stamina, immunity and much more. And he calls for a long-overdue reconsideration of our male-centric, one-size-fits-all view of the body and even of how we prescribe medications - a view that still frames women through the lens of men. Revolutionary, captivating and utterly persuasive, The Better Half will make you see women, men and the survival of our species anew.>

  • Hérédité ; comment influer sur vos gènes

    Sharon Moalem

    • Guy tredaniel
    • 14 Octobre 2016

    L'avenir de chacun n'est pas codé d'avance dans son ADN, et les événements de la vie ? des plus anodins aux plus traumatisants ? façonnent l'identité individuelle. Dans le domaine des biotechnologies, ces découvertes aident à mieux diagnostiquer, traiter, guérir ? et, ce faisant, à prolonger et à améliorer l'existence humaine.

  • THE BETTER HALF

    Sharon Moalem

    • Lane allen
    • 28 Mai 2020

    From an award-winning medic and scientist, the game-changing case that genetic females have greater resilience, immunity, endurance and more, compared with males''A powerful antidote to the myth of a "weaker sex"'' Gina Rippon, author of The Gendered BrainFrom birth, genetic females are better at fighting viruses, infections and cancer. They do better at surviving epidemics and famines. They live longer, and even see the world in a wider variety of colours. These are the facts; they are simply stronger than men at every stage of life. Why? And why are we taught the opposite?Drawing on his wide-ranging experience and cutting-edge research as a medic, geneticist and specialist in rare diseases, Dr Sharon Moalem set out to understand why women are consistently more likely than men to thrive. The answer, he reveals, lies in our genetics: the female''s double XX chromosomes offer a powerful survival advantage.Moalem explains why genetic females outperform males when it comes to immunity, resilience, stamina and much more. And he calls for a long-overdue reconsideration of our male-centric, one-size-fits-all view of the body and of how we prescribe medications - a view that still frames women through the lens of men. Revolutionary, captivating and utterly persuasive, The Better Half will make you see women, men and the survival of our species anew.>

  • In this groundbreaking and absorbing book Dr. Sharon Moalem, delves back into the evolution of man to offer a radical perspective on survival, the human body, and our understanding of disease. Survival of the Sickest will change the way you think about your body.

  • Neurogeneticist Moalem takes us on a trip from prehistory to the forefront of cutting-edge medical research, and through a bedroom or two, to tell the story of how human sexuality has developed over time. This book challenges common perceptions about our bodies and presents astonishing discoveries from the frontiers of science as it traces the transformation of sex across species and through time to its current role in human societies. Find out the answers to such provocative questions as: Can the birth control pill influence the type of men women are attracted to? What do men and honeybees have in common when it comes to sex? When are women most likely to cheat? From the composition and function of human sex organs to the fascinating biochemistry behindsexual attraction, How Sex Works presents captivating new ideas and surprising answers to questions about contraception, fertility, circumcision, menopause, STDs, homosexuality, orgasms, and more.--From publisher description.

  • In considering the question of why diseases exist, this book proposes that common diseases came into existence for very good reasons. It demonstrates how diabetes may be a by-product of a mechanism that helped humans survive the Ice Age, and why African Americans living in the north might suffer from vitamin D deficiencies.

  • You can change your genes - and this revelatory, cutting-edge popular science book will explain how.

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