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Title: Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health: Does Sex Matter? PDF
Url: http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309072816
Publisher: National Academy Press (U.S.)
Description: Authored by the Institute of Medicine, this new report examines research relating human health issues to gender. The report concludes that, despite a relative lack of attention to this issue, "scientific evidence of the importance of sex differences throughout the life span abounds." The study finds that a broad range of diseases beyond those generally acknowledged seem to have a sex-differential component. One example: females are much more likely than males to recover language abilities after a stroke, possibly because females rely on both sides of the brain for certain aspects of language, as revealed by functional magnetic resonance imaging, whereas males predominantly rely on the left hemisphere. The report may be viewed online or downloaded, chapter by chapter, in .pdf format. A fairly extensive summary is also provided.
LC Classification: Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Cytology -- Chromosomes -- Sex chromosomes
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Genetics -- Special aspects of the subject as a whole, A-Z -- Biochemical markers. Genetic markers
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Genetics -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Biology
Science -- Biological and life sciences
Key Concept: Health -- Genetics
Biology -- Genetics
Date Issued: 2001
Resource Type: Reading Materials
Science Materials
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Technical School Second Cycle
University Postgrad
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: National Academy of Sciences
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2008-04-18 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-06-17 11:04:54 (W3C-DTF)
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