TWiV 624: SeXX matters with Sabra Klein

June 7, 2020

Daniel Griffin provides a clinical update on COVID-19, then Sabra Klein joins us to discuss the effect of sex, gender, and age on viral infectious disease, including COVID-19.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler and Brianne Barker

Guests: Daniel Griffin, Chuck Knirsch, and Sabra Klein

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3 comments on “TWiV 624: SeXX matters with Sabra Klein

  1. PattiM Jun 7, 2020

    That’s called “pair bonding” species vs. “tournament species.” Sapolsky points out it’s experimentally associated, in primates with the D2 dopamine receptor *type* (IIRC – those receptors in the Nucleus Accumbens and Ventral Tegmental Areas). https://youtu.be/LOY3QH_jOtE?list=PL150326949691B199
    At least voles were shown to be experimentally adjustable between being pair bonding and tournament.

  2. Johnye Ballenger Jun 9, 2020

    Happy Belated Birthday Prof Despommier!!!!! Continued great health. Live long and prosper!

  3. Scott Campbell MD,MPH Jun 13, 2020

    It feels like this paper from John Hussman does not take into account the theme of your lecture regarding gender and sex and immune responses?

    https://osf.io/p69g8/

    Scott Campbell MD, MPH
    Department of Emergency Medicine
    Kaiser San Francisco

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