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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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The species, which has been named naledi, has been classified in the grouping, or genus, Homo, to which modern humans belong.
The ancient man's DNA "shows that there were indeed modern humans in the area of those Siberian sites who could have made stone tools," says study coauthor Janet Kelso, a Max Planck paleogeneticist.
The first scenario is that Neandertals occasionally interbred with modern humans after they migrated out of Africa.
In Reassessing Paleolithic subsistence, Morin conducts a detailed analysis of the animal bone remains from the sequence at Saint-Cesaire, which spans the period from the Mousterian of Acheulean Tradition to the Evolved Aurignacian, to explicitly test one explanation for the replacement of Neanderthals by modern humans.
htm) Denisovans bred with modern humans around 50,000 years ago .
They also present evidence that the lines that led to Neanderthals and modern humans diverged nearly 1 million years ago, much earlier than studies based on molecular evidence have suggested.
The new research suggests modern humans and Neanderthals may have lived alongside each other for several thousand years.
Meanwhile, the direct ancestors of modern humans, Homo sapiens, remained and evolved in Africa.
Archaeologists have found artifacts there from modern humans dating back 37,000 years.
Use of cereals was previously not thought to have developed until some 90,000 years later, when modern human behaviour began to emerge.
It also indicates that "Mitochondrial Eve" - the African ancestral mother from whom all modern humans are descended - lived 110,000 to 130,000 years ago.
5 million years ago, an ancestral, species, most likely Homo erectus, had already evolved the feet and walking gait of modern humans.