Coping style and immunity in animals: Making sense of individual variation

  title={Coping style and immunity in animals: Making sense of individual variation},
  author={J. M. Koolhaas},
  journal={Brain, Behavior, and Immunity},
Predicting the individual vulnerability to immune mediated disease is one of the main challenges of modern biomedical research. However, the question of individual behavioral and physiological characteristics that might predict this vulnerability has been subject of research and debate for a long time. This paper will argue that animal models aimed at individual vulnerability should consider the biological function of variation in nature. An increasing number of studies show the ecological… CONTINUE READING


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