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Books > Medicine > Clinical & internal medicine > Diseases & disorders > Immunology > General

Janeway's Immunobiology (Paperback, 9th New edition): Kenneth Murphy, Casey Weaver Janeway's Immunobiology (Paperback, 9th New edition)
Kenneth Murphy, Casey Weaver
R1,682 Discovery Miles 16 820 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Janeway's Immunobiology is a textbook for students studying immunology at the undergraduate, graduate, and medical school levels. As an introductory text, students will appreciate the book's clear writing and informative illustrations, while advanced students and working immunologists will value its comprehensive scope and depth. Janeway's Immunobiology presents immunology from a consistent point of view throughout-that of the host's interaction with an environment full of microbes and pathogens. The Ninth Edition has been thoroughly revised bringing the content up-to-date with significant developments in the field, especially on the topic of innate immunity, and improving the presentation of topics across chapters for better continuity.

Basic Immunology - Functions and Disorders of the Immune System (Paperback, 6th Revised edition): Abul K. Abbas, Andrew H.... Basic Immunology - Functions and Disorders of the Immune System (Paperback, 6th Revised edition)
Abul K. Abbas, Andrew H. Lichtman, Shiv Pillai
R1,316 R1,086 Discovery Miles 10 860 Save R230 (17%) In stock

Meticulously reviewed and updated for today's medical students, Basic Immunology, 6th Edition, is a concise text expertly written by the same distinguished author team as the best-selling, comprehensive text, Cellular and Molecular Immunology. This focused, easy-to-understand volume uses full-color illustrations and clinical images, useful tables, and practical features such as Summary Point boxes, end-of-chapter review questions, glossary terms, and clinical cases-all designed to help students master this complex topic in the most efficient, effective manner possible. Emphasizes clinical aspects of immunology, including disease pathogenesis, the development of novel therapies based on basic science, and an appendix of clinical cases for real-world application. Provides top-notch instruction from experienced teachers, course directors, and lecturers led by well-known editor and author Dr. Abul Abbas. Features a highly readable writing style and practical organization, now with fully revised content and updated images to reflect recent important advances in today's understanding of the immune system. Provides additional online features such as answers to in-book chapter review questions, helpful animations, and self-assessment questions. Presents information in a format and style that maximizes usefulness to students and teachers studying medicine, allied health fields, and biology. Contains numerous features designed to help students understand key immunologic concepts: high-quality illustrations, practical tables, chapter outlines, bolded key points, and focus questions in every chapter for self-assessment and review. Includes an Enhanced eBook version with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Cancer Immunology - Cancer Immunotherapy for Organ-Specific Tumors (Hardcover): Nima Rezaei Cancer Immunology - Cancer Immunotherapy for Organ-Specific Tumors (Hardcover)
Nima Rezaei
R4,221 R3,347 Discovery Miles 33 470 Save R874 (21%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Cancer Immunology is intended as an up-to-date, clinically relevant review of cancer immunology and immunotherapy. This volume focuses on the immunopathology and immunotherapy of organ cancers in detail. It clearly explains their immunology and describes novel immunotherapy for specific cancers, including pediatric solid tumors, hematologic malignancies, gastrointestinal tumors, skin cancers, bone and connective tissue tumors, central nervous system tumors, lung cancers, genitourinary tract tumors and breast cancers. In so doing, it builds on the previous two volumes in Cancer Immunology, placing basic knowledge on tumor immunology and immunotherapy into a clinical perspective with the aim of educating clinicians on advances in cancer immunology and the most recent approaches in the immunotherapy of various tumors. This translational, clinically oriented book will be of special value to clinical immunologists, hematologists and oncologists.

Case Studies in Immunology - A Clinical Companion (Paperback, 7th New edition): Raif Geha, Luigi Notarangelo Case Studies in Immunology - A Clinical Companion (Paperback, 7th New edition)
Raif Geha, Luigi Notarangelo
R1,182 Discovery Miles 11 820 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Case Studies in Immunology, Seventh Edition is intended for medical students and undergraduate and graduate students in immunology. It presents major topics of immunology through a selection of clinical cases that reinforce and extend the basic science. Each case history is preceded by essential scientific facts about the immunological mechanisms of that specific disorder. The cases themselves demonstrate how immunological problems are deconstructed in the clinic and each one is followed by a concise summary of the clinical finding and questions which can serve as discussion points. The book includes a total of 55 cases and can be used as either a standalone text, review aid, or as a companion to Janeway's Immunobiology, Ninth Edition and The Immune System, Fourth Edition.

The Immune System (Paperback, 4th New edition): Peter Parham The Immune System (Paperback, 4th New edition)
Peter Parham 1
R1,534 Discovery Miles 15 340 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The Immune System, Fourth Edition emphasizes the human immune system and presents immunological concepts in a coherent, concise, and contemporary account of how the immune system works. Written for undergraduate, medical, veterinary, dental, and pharmacy students, it makes generous use of medical examples to illustrate points. This classroom-proven textbook offers clear writing, full-color illustrations, and section and chapter summaries that make the book accessible and easily understandable to students. The Fourth Edition is a major revision that brings the content up-to-date and improves clarity. Based on user feedback, there is now increased continuity and connectivity between chapters. The Immune System is additionally supported by the Garland Science Learning System. This homework platform is designed to evaluate and improve student performance and allows instructors to select assignments on specific topics and review the performance of the entire class, as well as individual students, via the instructor dashboard. Students receive immediate feedback on their mastery of the topics, and will be better prepared for lectures and classroom discussions. The user-friendly system provides a convenient way to engage students while assessing progress. Performance data can be used to tailor classroom discussion, activities, and lectures to address students' needs precisely and efficiently. For more information and sample material, visit http://garlandscience.rocketmix.com/. A free trial for the Garland Science Learning System will be available to use during the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters. Please contact us directly at science@garland.com to sign up!

How the Immune System Works (Paperback, 6th Edition): Lauren M. Sompayrac How the Immune System Works (Paperback, 6th Edition)
Lauren M. Sompayrac
R689 Discovery Miles 6 890 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

How the Immune System Works has helped thousands of students understand what's in their hefty immunology textbooks. In this book, Dr. Sompayrac cuts through the jargon and details to reveal, in simple language, the essence of this complex subject: how the immune system fits together, how it protects us from disease and, perhaps most importantly, why it works the way it does. Featuring Dr. Sompayrac's hallmark lively prose and engaging analogies, How the Immune System Works has been rigorously updated for this sixth edition, including the latest information on subjects such as vaccines, immunological memory, and cancer. A highlight of this edition is a new chapter on immunotherapies - currently one of the hottest topics in immunology. Whether you are completely new to immunology, or require a refresher, How the Immune System Works will provide you with a clear and engaging overview of this fascinating subject.

The Breakthrough - Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer (Paperback): Charles Graeber The Breakthrough - Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer (Paperback)
Charles Graeber 1
R425 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R135 (32%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

New York Times bestselling author Charles Graeber tells the astonishing story of the group of scientists working on a code that can enable the human immune system to fight ― and perhaps even cure ― cancer.

For decades, scientists have puzzled over one of medicine’s greatest mysteries: why doesn’t our immune system fight cancer the way it does other diseases? The answer is a series of tricks that cancer has developed to turn off normal immune responses ― tricks that scientists have only recently discovered, and now are learning to defeat. We are in the midst of a revolution in our understanding of cancer and how to beat it.

Groundbreaking, riveting, and expertly told, The Breakthrough is the story of the game-changing and Nobel Prize-winning scientific discoveries that unleash our natural ability to recognise and defeat cancer, as told through the experiences of the patients, physicians, and immunotherapy researchers who are on the front lines. This is the incredible true story of the race to find a cure, and the definitive account of a historic moment in medical science.

The Compatibility Gene (Paperback): Daniel M. Davis The Compatibility Gene (Paperback)
Daniel M. Davis 1
R243 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R70 (29%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Short-listed for the Society of Biology Book Award 2014 Long-listed for the Royal Society Winton prize for science books 2014 In The Compatibility Gene, leading scientist Daniel M Davis tells the story of the crucial genes that define our relationships, our health and our individuality. We each possess a similar set of around 25,000 human genes. Yet a tiny, distinctive cluster of these genes plays a disproportionately large part in how our bodies work. These few genes, argues Davis, hold the key to who we are as individuals and our relationship to the world: how we combat disease, how our brains are wired, how attractive we are, even how likely we are to reproduce. The Compatibility Gene follows the remarkable history of these genes' discovery. From the British scientific pioneers who struggled to understand the mysteries of transplants to the Swiss zoologist who devised a new method of assessing potential couples' compatibility based on the smell of worn T-shirts, Davis traces a true scientific revolution in our understanding of the human body: a global adventure spanning some sixty years. 'Unusual results, astonishing implications and ethical dilemmas' The Times 'Packed with an insider's knowledge' New York Times 'He makes immunology as fascinating to popular science readers as cosmology, consciousness, and evolution' Steven Pinker 'An elegantly written, unexpectedly gripping account' Bill Bryson Guardian, Books of the Year Daniel M Davis is director of research at the University of Manchester's Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research and a visiting professor at Imperial College, London. He has published over 100 academic articles, including papers in Nature and Science, and Scientific American. He has won the Oxford University Press Science Writing Prize and given numerous interviews for national and international media. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2011.

Essential Clinical Immunology (Paperback): John B. Zabriskie Essential Clinical Immunology (Paperback)
John B. Zabriskie
R1,317 R1,145 Discovery Miles 11 450 Save R172 (13%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The ways in which we can better understand cancer, HIV, and other autoimmune diseases through clinical immunology are of great interest to practitioners from the student level to the advanced PhD. Designed as an introduction for practitioners and residents, this book focuses on the clinical disease-state level of immunology. Essential Clinical Immunology" begins with the basic concepts and then details the immunological aspects of various disease states involving major organs of the body. The book explores how we can better understand disease and its treatment through clinical immunology. Looking forward, each chapter concludes with patterns for future research.

Biological Effects of Fibrous and Particulate Substances (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Takemi Otsuki, Yasuo Yoshioka, Andrij Holian Biological Effects of Fibrous and Particulate Substances (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Takemi Otsuki, Yasuo Yoshioka, Andrij Holian; Volume editing by Takemi Otsuki
R2,850 R2,576 Discovery Miles 25 760 Save R274 (10%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This volume examines our current understanding of the biological effects of fibrous and particulate substances, including discussions on nanoparticles. It offers comprehensive information on the latest insights into the immunological effects of various irritants on the human body. Readers will benefit from the contributing authors' diverse perspectives and extensive discussions of key issues, which include molecular alterations of the immune system and autoimmune diseases in connection with asbestos and silica, among others. The chapters also discuss recommendations, practical methods, and nanosafety science in situations involving exposure to nanotoxic substances. Edited in collaboration with the Japanese Society for Hygiene, this book provides up-to-date information on the immunological effects of nanotoxic substances to researchers interested in environmental and occupational health. Presenting a number of recent concepts and findings in the field, it enables readers to gain a comprehensive knowledge of health problems caused by environmental fibrous and particulate substances.

Skin Diseases in the Immunocompromised (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): John C Hall Skin Diseases in the Immunocompromised (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
John C Hall
R3,259 R2,901 Discovery Miles 29 010 Save R358 (11%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

As the number of surviving immune suppressed patients continues to rise, skin manifestations of patients have become increasingly important. AIDS patients, and renal, heart, liver, bone marrow, and lung transplant patients are now living longer and immunosuppressive drugs are being used more frequently. Diabetes is rising in the US and around the world, offering its own unique brand of immune suppressed skin diseases. The skin may be the earliest sign of these conditions and be the organ showing the most profound, earliest, and treatment limiting side effects. Skin Diseases in the Immunocompromised is the most comprehensive book on the topic available. It elucidates the signs of immune suppressed skin diseases to afford early diagnosis and management of this ever-increasing diverse group of illnesses. Organized for easy access, this book will be an essential resource for residents and fellows in dermatology and infectious diseases medical professionals.

Cancer Immunotherapy Meets Oncology - In Honor of Christoph Huber (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Cedrik Michael Britten, Sebastian... Cancer Immunotherapy Meets Oncology - In Honor of Christoph Huber (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Cedrik Michael Britten, Sebastian Kreiter, Mustafa Diken, Hans-Georg Rammensee
R3,037 R2,706 Discovery Miles 27 060 Save R331 (11%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This book provides a comprehensive update on the state of the art in cancer immunology, which has rapidly evolved from a field of clinical research into an established discipline of oncology. The key recent developments in immuno-oncology are all covered, from the ever-changing immunological and regulatory frameworks to the most promising therapeutic concepts. Themes include combination therapies and personalized medicine, as well as identification of biomarkers to guide the clinical development of new approaches and to pinpoint the optimal treatment for each patient. The book acknowledges the continuing dynamic nature of the field as reflected in the development of next-generation immunotherapies that are already in clinical testing.

"Cancer Immunotherapy Meets Oncology" is dedicated to the lifetime achievements of Christoph Huber, founder and chair of the Association for Cancer Immunotherapy (CIMT). It is also a tribute to those researchers and clinicians who are striving to develop novel diagnostics and tailored immunotherapies for the benefit of cancer patients.

MAIT Cells - Methods and Protocols (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Helen Kaipe, Isabelle Magalhaes MAIT Cells - Methods and Protocols (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Helen Kaipe, Isabelle Magalhaes
R4,323 Discovery Miles 43 230 16 working days

This volume focuses on various methods used by researchers to study mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells in the aspects described below. The chapters are organized into Four Parts: part One looks at the function and importance of MAIT cells in health and disease. It covers methods to isolate and characterize MAIT cells from human tissues including liver, colon tumors, placenta and decidua, and endometrium. Part Two discusses MR1 independent stimulation, and looks at the activation of MAIT cells by different stimulatory agents. Part Three describes various methods to develop tools to analyze, monitor, and generate MAIT cells in vitro, including the production of MR1-tetramers and how they can be loaded with bacterial antigens and used for the detection of MAIT cells. The last part covers the use of murine models to study MAIT cells. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and comprehensive, MAIT Cells: Methods and Protocols is a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning more about this developing field. Chapters 9 and 17 are open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

Immunology - A Short Course (Paperback, 7th Edition): Richard Coico, Geoffrey Sunshine Immunology - A Short Course (Paperback, 7th Edition)
Richard Coico, Geoffrey Sunshine
R1,106 R1,041 Discovery Miles 10 410 Save R65 (6%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Immunology: A Short Course, 7th Edition introduces all the critical topics of modern immunology in a clear and succinct yet comprehensive fashion. The authors offer uniquely-balanced coverage of classical and contemporary approaches and basic and clinical aspects. The strength of Immunology: A Short Course is in providing a complete review of modern immunology without the burden of excessive data or theoretical discussions. Each chapter is divided into short, self-contained units that address key topics, illustrated by uniformly drawn, full-color illustrations and photographs. This new edition of Immunology: A Short Course: Has been fully revised and updated, with a brand new art program to help reinforce learning Includes a new chapter on Innate Immunity to reflect the growth in knowledge in this area Highlights important therapeutic successes resulting from targeted antibody therapies Includes end of chapter summaries and review questions, a companion website at www.wileyimmunology.com/coico featuring interactive flashcards, USMLE-style interactive MCQs, figures as PowerPoint slides, and case-based material to help understand clinical applications

Vaccine Injuries - Documented Adverse Reactions to Vaccines (Hardcover): Lou Conte, Tony Lyons Vaccine Injuries - Documented Adverse Reactions to Vaccines (Hardcover)
Lou Conte, Tony Lyons
R541 R486 Discovery Miles 4 860 Save R55 (10%) 16 working days

Reveals the truth behind the controversial issue of vaccine-related injuries.
Proponents declare that vaccines have saved millions of lives. Critics claim that the success is overstated and that vaccines may even be dangerous. Many consider mandatory vaccinations a violation of individual rights or religious principles. Many in public health argue that vaccine mandates are critical and justified and that antivaccination sentiment has resulted in outbreaks of preventable childhood illnesses. Vaccine critics point to mainstream medicine's denial of and underreporting of vaccine injury.
Vaccine injuries have happened in the past and continue to happen today, and neither the mainstream medical establishment nor the government has ever fully and transparently addressed the issue of vaccine injury. In the 1980s, the United States addressed individual cases of vaccine injury by establishing the NVICP--the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program--a controversial Department of Health and Human Services program. The NVICP was intended to be "non-adversarial, compassionate, and generous" to vaccine-injury victims. However, many vaccine-injury victims and safety advocates believe that the program is not functioning as intended. There are also concerns that the program is keeping the reality of vaccine injury from public inspection.
"Vaccine Injuries," a groundbreaking book in the field, reveals cases of vaccine injury from the NVICP--something that has never been offered to the public--and lets readers asses vaccine injuries for themselves.

Advances in Transplant Dermatology - Clinical and Practical Implications (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Fiona Zwald, Marc D. Brown Advances in Transplant Dermatology - Clinical and Practical Implications (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Fiona Zwald, Marc D. Brown
R3,254 R2,285 Discovery Miles 22 850 Save R969 (30%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This book provides an informative update on scientific advances relating to transplant dermatology that may be applicable to clinical practice. Commentary is provided on the emerging role of viruses in transplant dermatology, the management of skin disease secondary to transplant medication, sunscreen use in transplant recipients, the role of revision of immunosuppression, and advances in photodynamic therapy. The latest staging and management criteria for high-risk squamous cell carcinoma and the implications for clinical practice are then analyzed. Finally, the management of other cutaneous malignancies is discussed, covering malignant melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, and rarer tumors that also behave aggressively and require special consideration in solid organ transplant patients. Each particular advance is addressed in an individual chapter by leaders in the field. The book both expands current knowledge and complements previous textbooks on the subject.

The Immune System Recovery Plan - A Doctor's 4-Step Program to Treat Autoimmune Disease (Paperback): Susan Blum The Immune System Recovery Plan - A Doctor's 4-Step Program to Treat Autoimmune Disease (Paperback)
Susan Blum
R382 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R64 (17%) 16 working days

"The Immune System Recovery Plan is the right book, at the right time, by the right person. We are witnessing a significant increase in autoimmune inflammatory diseases, which include more than 80 different diagnoses. Dr. Blum has done a magnificent job helping the reader to understand how this family of inflammatory disorders, including arthritis and fibromyalgia, can be managed with the diet and lifestyle program she developed in her practice. Her step-by-step approach is based on her considerable years of experience as a physician, and the emerging medical science that, for the first time, has developed an understanding of how genetics, lifestyle and nutrition play a role in origin of these disorders. The approach described in Dr. Blum's book represents the leading edge in the lifestyle management of chronic inflammatory disorders. It is a 'news to use' book that provides real assistance to those with inflammatory disorders who are looking for a clinically sensible approach to their problems." (Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D., FACN, President, Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute) The innovative four-step method in this book focuses on: Using food as medicine Understanding the stress connection Healing your gut and digestive system Optimizing liver function Each of these sections includes an interactive workbook to help you determine and create your own personal treatment program. Also included are recipes for simple, easy-to-prepare dishes to jump-start the healing process. The Immune System Recovery Plan is a revolutionary way for people to balance their immune systems, transform their health, and live fuller, happier lives.

Molecular Immunotoxicology (Hardcover): Emanuela Corsini, Hendrik van Loveren Molecular Immunotoxicology (Hardcover)
Emanuela Corsini, Hendrik van Loveren
R3,151 R2,616 Discovery Miles 26 160 Save R535 (17%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The human immune system is constantly exposed to chemical contaminants, whether from food, water or air. Some chemicals directly elicit an immune response, while others indirectly activate or deactivate components within the immune system. Thus when tracking or predicting the effect of a chemical on the immune system, many different pathways and modes of action need to be considered. Following an introduction to the various pathways and toxicity mechanisms from a systemic perspective, the main part of this comprehensive reference surveys individual molecular mechanisms of important immunotoxicants, from PAHs to biopharmaceuticals, and from receptor-mediated toxicity to nanoparticle toxicity, using analyses based on molecular effects rather than on animal models. Taken together, the knowledge presented here provides an up-to-date overview of this hot topic that can be directly applied to the prediction and characterization of immunotoxic effects in drugs, chemicals, and environmental contaminants.

Exploring Immunology - Concepts and Evidence (Paperback): Gordon MacPherson, Jon Austyn Exploring Immunology - Concepts and Evidence (Paperback)
Gordon MacPherson, Jon Austyn
R921 R802 Discovery Miles 8 020 Save R119 (13%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This concise introductory textbook uses carefully chosen examples from clinical and experimental observations to provide an insight into the principles underlying the immune system. As a result, it encourages readers to ask critical questions in order to further advance our understanding of this unique organ. Both authors are experienced lecturers and highly regarded researchers. The book is professionally illustrated in four color throughout with beautiful artwork which by itself distinguish the title from any comparable title. Website: www.wiley-vch.de/home/immunology

Chemokine Receptors as Drug Targets (Hardcover): Martine J. Smit, Sergio A. Lira, Rob Leurs Chemokine Receptors as Drug Targets (Hardcover)
Martine J. Smit, Sergio A. Lira, Rob Leurs; Series edited by Raimund Mannhold, Hugo Kubinyi, …
R3,818 R3,221 Discovery Miles 32 210 Save R597 (16%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Chemokines are hormone-like signaling molecules secreted by cells to signal infection and guide the immune response. Following a decade of basic chemokine research, the pharmaceutical industry has now begun to exploit this crucial signaling pathway for the development of innovative drugs against AIDS, cancer, neural and autoimmune diseases. Here is the first reference focusing on these novel drug development opportunities. Opening with a general introduction on chemokine function and chemokine receptor biology, the second part covers the known implications of these signaling molecules in human diseases, such as cancer, neural disorders, and viral infection, including AIDS. The third part systematically surveys current drug development efforts at targeting individual chemokine receptors, as well as other chemokine interaction partners, including up-to-date reports from the pharmaceutical industry.

Chronic Inflammation - Causes, Treatment Options & Role in Disease (Hardcover): Wei-Chiao Chang, Wen-Chang Chang Chronic Inflammation - Causes, Treatment Options & Role in Disease (Hardcover)
Wei-Chiao Chang, Wen-Chang Chang
R3,329 R2,244 Discovery Miles 22 440 Save R1,085 (33%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The primary focus of this book is to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of the recent advances in inflammation, especially in molecular biological and clinical aspects. Chapters contained in this book are written by invited authors from all over the world, who are well-known experts in their respective fields. In the book, chapters discussed include the molecular basis of inflammatory mechanisms, the functional roles of inflammation in diseases and new treatments of anti-inflammation. This book will be useful to all who wish to understand the scientific basis of inflammatory disease.

Immunology of the Female Genital Tract (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2014. Corr. 3rd printing 2015): Ernst Rainer Weissenbacher, Monika... Immunology of the Female Genital Tract (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2014. Corr. 3rd printing 2015)
Ernst Rainer Weissenbacher, Monika Wirth, Ioannis Mylonas, William J. Ledger, Steven S. Witkin
R2,747 R2,501 Discovery Miles 25 010 Save R246 (9%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This book systematically reviews and discusses recent studies and articles on the immunology of female genital tract tissue. The scope is broad, encompassing innate immune responses, adaptive (humoral and cell-mediated) immunity, the immunology of menstruation, the immunology of viral and bacterial infections, the immunology of normal and abnormal pregnancy, and immunological infertility. Throughout, tables and illustrations are judiciously used to facilitate understanding. Immunology of the Female Genital Tract will serve as an invaluable source of up-to-date information for all with an interest in this subject.

Elegant Defense, An - The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives (Paperback): Matt Richtel Elegant Defense, An - The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives (Paperback)
Matt Richtel
R331 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R57 (17%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

National Bestseller "One of those rare nonfiction books that transcends the genre. ... Extraordinary." -Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost City of the Monkey God A grand tour of the human immune system and the secrets of health, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist A terminal cancer patient rises from the grave. A medical marvel defies HIV. Two women with autoimmunity discover their own bodies have turned against them. Matt Richtel's An Elegant Defense uniquely entwines these intimate stories with science's centuries-long quest to unlock the mysteries of sickness and health, and illuminates the immune system as never before. The immune system is our body's essential defense network, a guardian vigilantly fighting illness, healing wounds, maintaining order and balance, and keeping us alive. Its legion of microscopic foot soldiers-from T cells to "natural killers"-patrols our body, linked by a nearly instantaneous communications grid. It has been honed by evolution over millennia to face an almost infinite array of threats. For all its astonishing complexity, however, the immune system can be easily compromised by fatigue, stress, toxins, advanced age, and poor nutrition-hallmarks of modern life-and even by excessive hygiene. Paradoxically, it is a fragile wonder weapon that can turn on our own bodies with startling results, leading today to epidemic levels of autoimmune disorders. Richtel effortlessly guides readers on a scientific detective tale winding from the Black Plague to twentieth-century breakthroughs in vaccination and antibiotics, to the cutting-edge laboratories that are revolutionizing immunology-perhaps the most extraordinary and consequential medical story of our time. The foundation that Richtel builds makes accessible revelations about cancer immunotherapy, the microbiome, and autoimmune treatments that are changing millions of lives. An Elegant Defense also captures in vivid detail how these powerful therapies, along with our behavior and environment, interact with the immune system, often for the good but always on a razor's edge that can throw this remarkable system out of balance. Drawing on his groundbreaking reporting for the New York Times and based on extensive new interviews with dozens of world-renowned scientists, Matt Richtel has produced a landmark book, equally an investigation into the deepest riddles of survival and a profoundly human tale that is movingly brought to life through the eyes of his four main characters, each of whom illuminates an essential facet of our "elegant defense."

Outbreak Culture - The Ebola Crisis and the Next Epidemic (Hardcover): Pardis Sabeti, Lara Salahi Outbreak Culture - The Ebola Crisis and the Next Epidemic (Hardcover)
Pardis Sabeti, Lara Salahi
R511 R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Save R36 (7%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The award-winning genetic researcher who helped tame the Ebola epidemic pairs up with a prize-winning journalist to tell the story of what happened and what would have to change to prevent the next outbreak from spiraling out of control. At the height of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, as thousands succumbed to the horrors of the disease, a prominent physician working in Sierra Leone, Sheikh Humarr Khan, became infected with the virus and died. As Pardis Sabeti and Lara Salahi show, much more could have been done within the medical community and among international actors not only to protect this renowned infectious disease expert but also to safeguard the well-being of his patients and others affected by this devastating disease. Written by an award-winning genetic researcher and a tenacious journalist, Outbreak Culture examines each phase of the epidemic-the largest and deadliest Ebola outbreak to date-and identifies the factors that kept key information from reaching physicians and complicated the response to the crisis. Drawing insights from clinical workers, data collectors, organizational experts, and public health researchers, Sabeti and Salahi expose a fractured system that failed to share knowledge of the virus and ensure containment. Secrecy, competition, and poor coordination plague nearly every major epidemic. Conducted with fearless scrutiny and unassailable expertise, this postmortem of the Ebola crisis seeks to change the culture of international responders, which has left us acutely unprepared for the next major outbreak.

Neuro-Immuno-Gastroenterology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Cris S Constantinescu, Razvan Arsenescu, Violeta Arsenescu Neuro-Immuno-Gastroenterology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Cris S Constantinescu, Razvan Arsenescu, Violeta Arsenescu
R4,358 R3,726 Discovery Miles 37 260 Save R632 (15%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This book addresses important issues regarding the interaction between the nervous system, the immune system, and the digestive system. Gut flora has a profound influence on the shaping of the immune response, not only in the gastrointestinal system but also in the nervous system. Fascinatingly, manipulation of intestinal immune responses can be used to modulate neurological disease. Conversely, the nervous system and the psyche have significant effects on the functioning of the gut and liver. After introductory chapters on the neurology, the immunology and microbiology of the gut, the effects of the gut immune system and gut flora and its manipulation on neurological disease are discussed, followed by molecular mimicry and immune tolerance in neuroimmune diseases. Additionally, several chapters deal with gastrointestinal manifestations of neurological diseases. Neuro-Immuno-Gastroenterology is aimed at neurologists, gastroenterologists, and immunologists.

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