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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


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


Soundings in Sodomscape: Biblical Purity Codes, Spa Clinics, and the Ends of Immunity

Lowell Gallagher

in Sodomscapes: Hospitality in the Flesh

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275205
eISBN:
9780823277247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275205.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Under the canopy of cultural geography, Chapter five draws on the resources of critical medical studies and landscape architecture to show how the deep memory of the Sodom story reissues the ... More


Integumentary system

Jacinta Kelly and Joan Simons

in Clinical Skills in Children's Nursing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199559039
eISBN:
9780191917837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199559039.003.0024
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Nursing Skills

The skin is an organ that serves many functions in maintaining homeostasis in the body (Bryant, 2000). A wide range of diseases manifest in changes in the skin and its appendages, and because the ... More


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