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Disease EcologyCommunity structure and pathogen dynamics

Disease Ecology: Community structure and pathogen dynamics

Sharon K. Collinge and Chris Ray (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567080
eISBN:
9780191717871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567080.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Many infectious diseases of recent concern, including malaria, cholera, plague, and Lyme disease, have emerged from complex ecological communities involving multiple hosts and their associated ... More

Disease Eradication in the 21st CenturyImplications for Global Health

Disease Eradication in the 21st Century: Implications for Global Health

Stephen L. Cochi and Walter R. Dowdle (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016735
eISBN:
9780262304207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016735.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Disease eradication represents the ultimate in global equity and the definitive outcome of good public health practice. Thirty years ago, the elimination of smallpox defined disease eradication as a ... More

Evolutionary ParasitologyThe Integrated Study of Infections, Immunology, Ecology, and Genetics

Evolutionary Parasitology: The Integrated Study of Infections, Immunology, Ecology, and Genetics

Paul Schmid-Hempel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199229482
eISBN:
9780191774744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229482.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Over the last decade, principles from evolution and ecology have increasingly been applied to the fields of parasitology and immunology in an attempt to foster a common conceptual framework that uses ... More

Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine

Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine

Barry Halliwell and John M. C. Gutteridge

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198717478
eISBN:
9780191802133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717478.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

The new edition of this well-established book is thoroughly revised and gives a comprehensive account of the role of free radicals, other reactive species (RS), and antioxidants in life, health, and ... More

Host Manipulation by Parasites

Host Manipulation by Parasites

Preface by Richard Dawkins, University of Oxford, UK

David P. Hughes, Jacques Brodeur, and Frédéric Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642236
eISBN:
9780191774621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642236.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Parasites that manipulate the behaviour of their hosts represent striking examples of adaptation by natural selection. This field of study is now moving beyond its descriptive phase and into more ... More

Human Genetic DiversityFunctional Consequences for Health and Disease

Human Genetic Diversity: Functional Consequences for Health and Disease

Julian C. Knight

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199227693
eISBN:
9780191711015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227693.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This book describes the remarkable progress which has been made in defining the extent and nature of human genetic variation, and its many consequences for us as individuals and in understanding ... More

In Defense of SelfHow the Immune System Really Works

In Defense of Self: How the Immune System Really Works

William R. Clark

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336634
eISBN:
9780199868568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336634.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

The immune system is the only thing standing between us and a world of microbial predators that could send us to an early and ugly death. It would be our only defense during the first hours of a ... More

Infectious Diseases in PrimatesBehavior, Ecology and Evolution

Infectious Diseases in Primates: Behavior, Ecology and Evolution

Charles Nunn and Sonia Altizer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198565857
eISBN:
9780191728235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565857.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Recent progress in the field of wildlife disease ecology demonstrates that infectious disease plays a crucial role in the lives of wild animals. Parasites and pathogens should be especially important ... More

Insect Infection and ImmunityEvolution, Ecology, and Mechanisms

Insect Infection and Immunity: Evolution, Ecology, and Mechanisms

Jens Rolff and Stuart Reynolds (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199551354
eISBN:
9780191720505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551354.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Under continual attack from both microbial pathogens and multicellular parasites, insects must cope with immune challenges every day of their lives. However, this has not prevented them from becoming ... More

Parasitism and Ecosystems

Parasitism and Ecosystems

Frédéric Thomas, François Renaud, and Jean-François Guegan (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198529873
eISBN:
9780191712777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529873.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Ecologists, epidemiologists, and evolutionary biologists are increasingly aware of the significance of parasites in the study of ecosystems. This book provides a summary of the issues involved as ... More

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