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Sex Differences in Infectious and Autoimmune Diseases

Sabra L. Klein

in Sex Differences in the Brain: From Genes to Behavior

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195311587
eISBN:
9780199865048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311587.003.0017
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter begins with a discussion of sex differences in death rates and disease susceptibility. It then discusses sex differences in infectious diseases, covering susceptibility to viruses, ... More


Psychological Stress and Autoimmune Disease

HAROLD G. KOENIG and HARVEY JAY COHEN

in The Link Between Religion and Health: Psychoneuroimmunology and the Faith Factor

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195143607
eISBN:
9780199893256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143607.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter looks at diseases which result not from a hypoactive immune system but rather from an immune system functioning in an exaggerated or uncontrolled fashion. This is seen in autoimmune ... More


Copy number variation in health and susceptibility to disease

Julian C. Knight

in Human Genetic Diversity: Functional Consequences for Health and Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199227693
eISBN:
9780191711015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227693.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

In this chapter submicroscopic structural variation is described with a particular focus on copy number variation. There is a growing body of evidence to show that copy number variation is a common ... More


Functional significance of MHC variation in mate choice, reproductive outcome, and disease risk

Dagan A. Loisel, Susan C. Alberts, and Carole Ober

in Evolution in Health and Disease

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199207466
eISBN:
9780191728167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207466.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter surveys connections between the nervous system and the immune system, and suggests that their connections mediate many significant health outcomes. The nervous and immune systems are ... More


Evolution in Health and Disease

Stephen C. Stearns and Jacob C. Koella (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199207466
eISBN:
9780191728167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207466.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

It is now increasingly acknowledged that an evolutionary perspective can give us important new insights into issues central to medical research and practice. This fully revised and updated edition, ... More


Introducing Evolutionary Thinking For Medicine

Stephen C. Stearns, Randolph M. Nesse, and David Haig

in Evolution in Health and Disease

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199207466
eISBN:
9780191728167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207466.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter introduces the book, motivates it with examples of cases in which evolutionary approaches provide useful insights, and provides a brief sketch of evolutionary biology that describes key ... More


Introduction

HAROLD G. KOENIG and HARVEY JAY COHEN

in The Link Between Religion and Health: Psychoneuroimmunology and the Faith Factor

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195143607
eISBN:
9780199893256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143607.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

On July 12 1999, twelve of the world's leading psychoneuroimmunologists, theologians and physicians gathered at Duke University to discuss the effects of stress on the immune system and to see how ... More


Who Gets Fibromyalgia and Why?

Daniel J. Wallace and Janice Brock Wallace

in All About Fibromyalgia: A Guide for Patients and their Families

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195147537
eISBN:
9780197561843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195147537.003.0008
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Rheumatology

When fibromyalgia is first diagnosed, patients often have two reactions. The first reaction is relief. They have a legitimate diagnosis and are not crazy. ... More


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