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  • Altruism [r]: The characteristic of benefiting others without the expectation of reward. [e]
  • Evolutionary biology [r]: The study of the origin and descent of species, as well as their change, multiplication, and diversity over time. [e]
  • Evolution [r]: A change over time in the proportions of individual organisms differing genetically. [e]
  • Fat utilization hypothesis [r]: Hypothesis that explains the major role of phospholipid and fatty acid metabolism played in human evolution. [e]
  • Geriatrics [r]: "the branch of medicine concerned with the physiological and pathological aspects of the aged, including the clinical problems of senescence and senility."(National Library of Medicine) [e]
  • Malaria [r]: A tropical infectious disease, caused by protozoa carried by mosquitoes, which is the world's worst insect vector-borne disease [e]
  • Metabolic diseases (human) [r]: Defective in enzymes important in metabolic pathways. The chemical substrate of the missing or defective enzyme builds up and is excreted out of the body into the urine. [e]
  • Obesity [r]: Excessive stores of body fat. [e]
  • Vitamin C [r]: Required by a few mammalian species, including humans and higher primates. It is water-soluble and is usually obtained by eating fruits and vegetables; associated with scurvy (hence its chemical name, ascorbic acid). [e]