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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 result gave the scientists confidence to infer that contemporary African populations contain a small proportion of genetic material-about 2 percent-that moved from a species of archaic humans into the gene pool of anatomically modern humans about 35 thousand years ago.
Washington, January 27 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that Neanderthals survived for several millennia after being replaced or assimilated by anatomically modern humans everywhere else in Europe, and the last of the species died out 37,000 years ago.
Either anatomically modern humans or Neandertals could have fashioned the Syrian tools, according to Holdaway.
There is a problem with linking anatomically modern humans with behaviourally modern humans," said Professor Nick Barton of the University of Oxford UK, and one of the authors of the study.
Related evidence comes from several African sites dated to more than 130,000 years ago, before the earliest skeletal evidence of anatomically modern humans, McBrearty adds.
A "late-origin" alternative holds that anatomically modern humans rapidly transformed communication with simple sounds and gestures into grammatical speech sometime between 50,000 and 100,000 years ago.
According to a report in Discovery News, the site, called Pavlov VI, in the Czech Republic near the Austrian and Slovak Republic borders, provides a homespun look at the rich culture of some of Europe's first anatomically modern humans.
Age estimates based on a new analysis of fossil teeth found in three Israeli caves confirm reports that Neandertals and anatomically modern humans lived virtually side by side in the Middle East around 100,000 years ago, a team of scientists asserts in the May 20 NATURE.
Many archaeologists regard the shell bead ornaments as proof that anatomically modern humans had developed a sophisticated symbolic material culture.
Comparing these reconstructed areas for Neanderthals and anatomically modern humans during each of the climatic phases concerned, and by projecting each niche onto the subsequent climatic phases, Banks and colleagues determined that Neanderthals had the possibility to maintain their range across Europe during a period of less severe climatic conditions called Greenland Interstadial 8 (GI8).
Debate over the origins of anatomically modern humans continues, however, despite the new finds (SN: 6/20/92, p.
The anatomically modern humans would have this more effective and efficient form of hunting," said Jill Rhodes, a biological anthropologist at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, who led the new study.