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A member of the primate genus Homo, especially a member of the species Homo sapiens, distinguished from other apes by a large brain and the capacity for speech.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of humans: the course of human events; the human race.

hu′man·hood′ n.
hu′man·ness n.


Etymology: L, humanus
a member of the genus Homo and particularly of the species H. sapiens.


[L. humanus, human]
1. An offspring of humans. 2. Pert. to or characterizing people.


see homo-.

human carriers
humans who act as active carriers of diseases of animals and infect animals.
human immunodeficiency virus
includes HIV1 (more common) and HIV2 which are lentiviruses that cause acquired immunodeficiency disease (AIDS) in humans.
human leukocyte antigen
see major histocompatibility complex.

Patient discussion about human

Q. I am a man with breast cancer. Hello friends, you might have heard about breast cancer in women but here I am a man with breast cancer. Is Herceptin licensed to treat me?

A. Hi, what were your symptoms and when did you discover you had breast cancer?

Q. what are the basics products we as a humans, need to have in our diet?

A. A regular healthy diet should be comprised of a 40-50% carbohydrate (bread, rice, etc.), 30-40% protein (dairy, meat, chicken, fish) and 20% fat. Other important ingredients are fruit and vegetables, that contain large amounts of fibers and vitamins.

Q. Is there a difference between a man's diet and a woman's diet? let say for the point of it the weight the same and they are in the same age .

A. no one should have the same exact diet, you need to find what works for you and helps you achieve your goals.

the base of the diet could be the same, for example burn calories then you consume. But other wise, find what works for you.

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An analysis of DNA from a roughly 36,000-year-old modern human fossil found in Russia dates human-Neandertal interbreeding to about 54,000 years ago, researchers report November 6 in Science.
Second is the prediction that Neanderthal and modern human diets would have been identical in overlapping ranges (as discussed on p.
Ancient humans lived in a "Lord of the Rings-type world" where a mystery species interbred with Neanderthals, Denisovans and the forerunners of modern humans, according to palaeontologists.
Modern human beings, Homo sapiens, were spared from the destructive volcanoes because, 40,000 ago, they lived in Africa and in parts of Asia that the eruptions did not affect.
Tools and plant remains from a cave in Mozambique suggest ancestors of modern humans were grinding and processing wild grass grains at the start of the last ice age.
There is added evidence that chance, rather than natural selection, best explains why the skulls of modern humans and ancient Neanderthals evolved differently.
A 40,000-year-old skeleton found in China has raised questions about the "out of Africa" hypothesis on how early modern humans populated the planet.
The oldest fossils of modern humans, estimated to be 160,000 years old, have been discovered in Ethiopia, the British science magazine Nature reported Thursday.
Chatelperronian finds in France, thought by some experts to represent a final phase of Neandertal culture and by others to be modern human creations (SN: 5/13/06, p.
However, because the populations within each continent were not freely mixing, the DNA of the modern human population in Africa that were ancestrally closer to Europe would have retained more of the ancestral DNA (specifically, genetic variants) that is also shared with Neanderthals.
Essays in this title are culled from a 2005 conference at Cambridge, and examine the current issues in modern human behavioral, cognitive, biological, and demographic origins.
Connell and Hovers deal explicitly with the nature of Neanderthal-anatomically modern human (AMH) interactions; Connell draws upon ethnographic and recent historical examples of displacement by human groups to raise the intriguing question of the social costs of changing behaviour in response to an incoming group.