Milestones in Immunology

Milestones in Immunology
Author: Domenico Ribatti
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2017-06-13
ISBN 10: 0128113294
ISBN 13: 9780128113295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Milestones in Immunology Book Review:

Milestones in Immunology: Based on Collected Papers contains scientific milestones relating to the history of medicine over the past two centuries. The book highlights the contributions of pioneering scientists whose discoveries have paved the way for researchers working in the field of immunology. As the science of immunology grew from knowledge that survivors of common infectious diseases rarely contracted them again, the book uses this as a central thesis, helping readers understand how the adaptive immune system aids in defense against pathogens. In addition, the book covers special fields, such as immunohistochemistry, immunogenetics and immunopathology. For the past century, immunology has fascinated and inspired some of the greatest scientists of our time. Numerous Nobel Prizes have been awarded for fundamental discoveries in immunology, from Paul Ehrlich’ work on antibodies (1908) to the studies of Zinkernagel and Doherty (1986) elucidating mechanisms of cell-mediated immunity. Provides on update on developments since the publication of Nobel prize winning research for fundamental discoveries in immunology Discusses the changing theories and technologies that guided the field Lists all the important discoveries and books in the field Explains, in detail, the many Nobel prize-winning contributions of immunologists Provides recognition of the scientists who were pioneers of landmark discoveries in immunology

Milestones in Immunology

Milestones in Immunology
Author: Debra Jan Bibel
Publsiher: Science Tech Publishers
Total Pages: 330
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105040905577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research

Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Life Sciences,Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on the Use of Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2012-01-05
ISBN 10: 0309220394
ISBN 13: 9780309220392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research Book Review:

For many years, experiments using chimpanzees have been instrumental in advancing scientific knowledge and have led to new medicines to prevent life-threatening and debilitating diseases. However, recent advances in alternate research tools have rendered chimpanzees largely unnecessary as research subjects. The Institute of Medicine, in collaboration with the National Research Council, conducted an in-depth analysis of the scientific necessity for chimpanzees in NIH-funded biomedical and behavioral research. The committee concludes that while the chimpanzee has been a valuable animal model in the past, most current biomedical research use of chimpanzees is not necessary, though noted that it is impossible to predict whether research on emerging or new diseases may necessitate chimpanzees in the future.

Vaccines A Biography

Vaccines  A Biography
Author: Andrew W. Artenstein
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2009-12-11
ISBN 10: 1441911081
ISBN 13: 9781441911087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vaccines A Biography Book Review:

Why another book about vaccines? There are already a few extremely well-written medical textbooks that provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art technical reviews regarding vaccine science. Additionally, in the past decade alone, a number of engrossing, provocative books have been published on various related issues ra- ing from vaccines against specific diseases to vaccine safety and policy. Yet there remains a significant gap in the literature – the history of vaccines. Vaccines: A Biography seeks to fill a void in the extant literature by focusing on the history of vaccines and in so doing, recounts the social, cultural, and scientific history of vaccines; it places them within their natural, historical context. The book traces the lineage – the “biography” – of individual vaccines, originating with deeply rooted medical problems and evolving to an eventual conclusion. Nonetheless, these are not “biographies” in the traditional sense; they do not trace an individual’s growth and development. Instead, they follow an idea as it is conceived and dev- oped, through the contributions of many. These are epic stories of discovery, of risk-takers, of individuals advancing medical science, in the words of the famous physical scientist Isaac Newton, “by standing on the shoulders of giants. ” One grant reviewer described the book’s concept as “triumphalist”; although meant as an indictment, this is only partially inaccurate.

Immunology

Immunology
Author: Darla J. Wise,G. R. Carter
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2002-06-24
ISBN 10: 9780813815992
ISBN 13: 0813815991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immunology Book Review:

Immunology: A Concise Review offers the essential and basic ideas of immunology as a quick reference for students, practitioners, and veterinary technicians. Although concise, the book is comprehensive and a knowledge of its contents will assure the reader a relatively thorough understanding of what is frequently a difficult subject. The book covers all of the basics of immunology, including chapters on: the origin and function of hemopoietic and lymphopoietic cells; non-specific immunity; antigens; complement; cell receptors and cytokines associated with the immune response; specific immune responses; responses to bacteria, fungi, protozoa, helminths, and tumors. More advanced topics include: an examination of all four hypersensitivity reactions; autoimmunity; immune deficiency diseases; organ transplant and rejection; vaccination and immunization; and immunodiagnostic techniques. Additionally, the book offers end of chapter glossaries and a cumulative glossary as well as explanatory black and white illustrations.

History of Allergy

History of Allergy
Author: K.-C. Bergmann,J. Ring
Publsiher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2014-05-27
ISBN 10: 3318021954
ISBN 13: 9783318021950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Allergy Book Review:

The prevalence of allergic diseases has increased dramatically over recent decades, both in terms of the number of sufferers and the number of allergies. This is a trend that has frequently been referred to as 'the epidemic of the 21st century'. As described in ancient texts, allergies have been known for over 2,000 years, but the term 'allergy' was only coined at the beginning of the 20th century when doctors began to understand their pathophysiological basis. This book presents a detailed and varied historical overview of the field of allergology. Beginning with insights on allergy from antiquity to the 20th century and the development of the associated terminology, it compiles historical reflections on the understanding of the most common allergic diseases. Important milestones in the discovery of mechanisms of allergy are described, followed by historical accounts of the detection of allergens such as pollen, dust mites, peanuts and latex, and of environmental influences such as pollution and the relationship between farmers and their environment. Several chapters illustrate the progress made in allergy management to date. Particular highlights of this book are the personal reflections of and interviews with a number of pioneers of allergy, including F. Austen, J. Bienenstock, K. Blaser, A. de Weck, A.W. Frankland, K. Ishizaka, and many more. Concluding with portrayals of allergy societies and collections, as well as being supplemented by two films, this book represents a veritable treasure trove of fascinating and richly illustrated information. Not only researchers, physicians and medical historians, but also students and even non-scientists will find History of Allergy a scientific adventure well worth reading.

Immunity to Malaria and Vaccine Strategies

Immunity to Malaria and Vaccine Strategies
Author: Kevin N. Couper,Julius C. Hafalla,Noah S. Butler,Ashraful Haque
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-10-10
ISBN 10: 2889630463
ISBN 13: 9782889630462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immunity to Malaria and Vaccine Strategies Book Review:

Malaria, caused by infection with protozoan parasites belonging to the genus Plasmodium, is a highly prevalent and lethal infectious disease, responsible for 435,000 deaths in 2017. Optimism that malaria was gradually being controlled and eliminated has been tempered by recent evidence that malaria control measures are beginning to stall and that Plasmodium parasites are developing resistance to front-line anti-malarial drugs. An important milestone has been the recent development of a malaria vaccine (Mosquirix) for use in humans, the very first against a parasitic infection. Unfortunately, this vaccine has modest and short-lived efficacy, with vaccinated individuals possibly being at increased risk of severe malarial disease when protection wanes. Thus, to define new ways to combat malaria, there remains an urgent requirement to identify the immune mechanisms that promote resistance to malarial disease and to understand why these so often fail. The review and primary research articles in this Research Topic illustrate the breadth of research performed worldwide aimed to understand the biology of the Plasmodium parasite, the roles of the various cell types that act within the immune response against the parasite, and the parasitological and immunological basis of severe malarial disease. The articles in section 1 exemplify the different vaccination strategies being developed and tested by the research community in the fight against malaria. The articles in section 2 review important overarching aspects of malaria immunology and the use of models to study human malaria. The articles in section 3 describe the ways through which the Plasmodium parasite is initially recognised by the immune system during infection, how the parasite can directly impact this critical event to restrict anti-Plasmodial immunity, and resolve the roles of key innate cell populations, such as dendritic cells, in coordinating malarial immunity. The articles in sections 4-6 outline the roles T and B cell populations play during malaria, highlighting the activation, diversification and regulation of the crucial cell types during malaria, and discuss some of the reasons adaptive immunity to malaria is often considered so poor compared with other diseases. The articles in section 7 provide up to date information on the pathogenesis of cerebral malaria, bridging our understanding of the syndrome in humans with information learned from animal models. Overall, the articles in this research, many of which are published by leaders in the malaria field, emphasize the imagination and technical advances being employed by researchers against malaria. We acknowledge the initiation and support of this Research Topic by the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS). We hereby state publicly that the IUIS has had no editorial input in articles included in this Research Topic, thus ensuring that all aspects of this Research Topic are evaluated objectively, unbiased by any specific policy or opinion of the IUIS.

Historical Atlas of Immunology

Historical Atlas of Immunology
Author: Julius M. Cruse
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780429205286
ISBN 13: 0429205287
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Atlas of Immunology Book Review:

This comprehensive atlas depicts key historical figures and important events related to milestones in the field of immunology. From the origins of immunological study, through to the critical events that have shaped the field into what it is today, this vital collection of immunological data intersects all aspects of biomedical science. In addition to containing over four hundred color and black and white photographs and illustrations, the text details the ways in which immunology has developed key concepts, theories, approaches, and procedures that have affected the fields of molecular biology and biochemistry.

Essential Immunology

Essential Immunology
Author: Ivan Maurice Roitt
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 220
Release: 1971
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4254154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Historical Atlas of Immunology

Historical Atlas of Immunology
Author: Julius M. Cruse,Robert E. Lewis
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2005-03-18
ISBN 10: 9781842142172
ISBN 13: 1842142178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Atlas of Immunology Book Review:

Written by best-selling author and official historian of the American Society of Immunologists, this comprehensive atlas depicts key historical figures and important events related to milestones in the field of immunology. From the origins of immunological study through the critical events that have shaped the field into what it is today, this vital collection of immunological data intersects all aspects of biomedical science. In addition to containing over 400 photographs and illustrations, it details the ways in which immunology has developed several key concepts, theories, approaches, and procedures that have affected the fields of molecular biology and biochemistry.

The HLA Complex in Biology and Medicine

The HLA Complex in Biology and Medicine
Author: Narinder K Mehra
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2010-11-26
ISBN 10: 9788184488708
ISBN 13: 818448870X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The HLA Complex in Biology and Medicine Book Review:

A comprehensive guide to the HLA (Human Leukocyte Antigen) system for immunologists and clinicians, this book contains up-to-date information on the MHC (Major Histocompatibility Complex) and its role in the immune response and in various diseases. The book explores the biological significance and role of the HLA system in organ and haematopoietic stem cell transplantation management. This volume is an invaluable guide to the full spectrum of HLA-related science while also serving as a conceptual and technical resource for those involved in HLA-related research and in clinical or surgical practice. In addition, it will be a primary point of contact for individuals working in other areas who suddenly find that their research is drawing them into the complexities of HLA genetics.

Immunology and Evolution of Infectious Disease

Immunology and Evolution of Infectious Disease
Author: Steven A. Frank
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2002-07-21
ISBN 10: 9780691095950
ISBN 13: 0691095957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic Dermatitis
Author: Thomas Bieber,Donald Y. M. Leung
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2002-04-23
ISBN 10: 0203908872
ISBN 13: 9780203908877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atopic Dermatitis Book Review:

This reference explores the epidemiology, etiology, management, and pathophysiological mechanisms of atopic dermatitis and identifies potential genetic and environmental factors associated with allergic skin immune responses-compiling the latest research, diagnostic procedures, and therapeutic strategies for the prevention, control, and treatment of this chronic inflammatory disease. Written by leading experts in the field, Atopic Dermatitis addresses the clinical features of atopic dermatitis (AD) the role of antigen-presenting cells, T-cells, and keratinocytes in pathogenesis food hypersensitivity and infections in children the identification and elimination of exacerbating components emerging anti-inflammatory agents for controlling AD the importance of animal models the effect of AD on the emotional development of patients Discussing the mounting prevalence of skin disease, as well as its social and economic impact, Atopic Dermatitis is a definitive and essential guide for dermatologists, allergists, immunologists, pharmaceutical and cosmetic chemists, internists, pediatricians, epidemiologists, and graduate and medical school students in these disciplines.

Immunology in the Twentieth Century

Immunology in the Twentieth Century
Author: Domenico Ribatti
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2018-04-24
ISBN 10: 0128161469
ISBN 13: 9780128161463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immunology in the Twentieth Century Book Review:

Immunology in the Twentieth Century: From Basic Science to Clinical Application grew out of common knowledge that those who survived many of the common infectious diseases rarely contracted the same disease again. This book charts the historical development of this vital branch of medicine in a concise volume, covering both the basic science involved and the clinical applications. Immunology as a distinctive subject developed in the mid-twentieth century as researchers started to understand how the adaptive immune system aids the defense against pathogens. The subject has grown in importance and diversified into specialist fields, such as immunohistochemistry, immunogenetics and immunopathology. Provides a concise overhead of the history of immunology and its applications in medicine Includes a discussion of the scientists who were pioneers in landmark discoveries in immunology Summarizes the clinical applications of major discoveries

A History of Immunology

A History of Immunology
Author: Arthur M. Silverstein
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN 10: 0080925839
ISBN 13: 9780080925837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Immunology Book Review:

This is a professional-level intellectual history of the development of immunology from about 1720 to about 1970. Beginning with the work and insights of the early immunologists in the 18th century, Silverstein traces the development of the major ideas which have formed immunology down to the maturation of the discipline in the decade following the Second World War. Emphasis is placed on the philosophic and sociologic climate of the scientific milieu in which immunology has developed, providing a background to the broad culture of the discipline. A professional-level intellectual history of the development of immunology from about 1720 to 1970, with emphasis placed on the social climate of the scientific milieu in which modern immunology evolved Written by an author very well known both as a historian of medical science and for his substantial research contributions to the immunopathology of the eye The only complete history of immunology available

Hepatitis Prevention and Treatment

Hepatitis Prevention and Treatment
Author: Joseph M. Colacino,Beverly A. Heinz
Publsiher: Birkhäuser
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3034879032
ISBN 13: 9783034879033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hepatitis Prevention and Treatment Book Review:

Chronic viral hepatitis has emerged as one of the most common causes of disease and death worldwide. Because of their unique modes of replication and intimate association with the host immune system, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) pose challenging problems to scientists in basic and applied research as well as to clinicians engaged in disease management. Although approved antiviral therapy is available for chronic HBV, the emergence of viral resistance provides a rationale for the development of novel chemotherapeutic agents. The lack of a robust cell culture system for HCV replication and a readily accessible small-animal model of HCV infection have hampered the development of antiviral agents for HCV. Neverthe-less, new antiviral agents targeting HCV are now in preclinical and clinical development. This monograph, providing an up-to-date overview of the field of Hepatitis Prevention and Treatment, includes contributions from internationally recognized experts in the field of viral hepatitis, and covers the current state of knowledge and practice regarding the molecular biology, immunology, biochemistry, pharmacology and clinical aspects of chronic HBV and HCV infection. The volume includes salient topics such as: the history and epidemiology of HBV and HCV; recent insights into the molecular mechanisms of viral replication; the host immune response to infection and a discussion of the use (HBV) or potential development (HCV) of vaccines; the current standard of care for chronically-infected patients; and emerging therapies and issues associated with current antiviral treatments. The latest information to researchers and clinicians actively engaged in viral hepatitis research is provided, but also sufficient background and discussion of the literature to benefit the newcomer to the field.

Diagnostic Pathology Kidney Diseases E Book

Diagnostic Pathology  Kidney Diseases E Book
Author: Matthew R Lindberg,Anthony Chang
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1176
Release: 2019-05-24
ISBN 10: 0323711502
ISBN 13: 9780323711500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diagnostic Pathology Kidney Diseases E Book Book Review:

Comprehensive and up to date, the third edition of Diagnostic Pathology: Kidney Diseases, written by Robert B. Colvin, MD and Anthony Chang, MD, expertly covers all aspects of common and rare renal diseases and their variants. This easy-to-use, point-of-care reference offers a state-of-the-art, concise presentation of major pathological, clinical, pathophysiological, and genetic information for more than 240 diagnoses, making it an ideal resource for pathologists and nephrologists to improve knowledge and skills. Significantly revised information throughout ensures that you remain current with everything new regarding the pathology and pathogenesis of nonneoplastic kidney diseases. New content with over 20 new chapters covering idiopathic non-lupus full-house nephropathy, hemophagocytic glomerulonephritis, cryofibrinogenemic glomerulopathy, metabolic syndrome and obesity-related glomerular disease, Whipple disease, systemic Castleman disease, nephropathies due to direct acting antivirals for HCV, checkpoint inhibitors, EGFR antagonists, illicit drugs and opioids, Tums glomerulopathy, vancomycin-induced cast nephropathy, transcript analysis of renal biopsies, new forms of amyloidosis, and mass spectroscopy Updated and validated pathologic classifications systems reflect details on new genetic, therapeutic, and pathologic information, including IgA nephropathy, lupus nephritis, vasculitis, and transplant pathology More than 3,300 outstanding, annotated images, including gross and microscopic pathology, a wide range of stains, and detailed medical illustrations, make this an invaluable diagnostic aid for every practicing pathologist, nephrologist, resident, or fellow Time-saving reference features include consistently templated chapters, bulleted text, a variety of test data tables, key facts in each chapter, annotated images, and an extensive index Internationally recognized authors, many new to this edition, provide fresh perspectives on multiple topics, with a particular emphasis on practical information that directly assists in making and supporting a diagnosis Enhanced eBook version included with purchase, which allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices

Immunology

Immunology
Author: Nandini Shetty
Publsiher: New Age International
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9788122416787
ISBN 13: 8122416780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immunology Book Review:

This text has been written for the undergraduate students of micro-biology, immunology courses and nursing courses. The student of medicine will find that the pathogenesis on many disease processes are explained using an immunological basis.

Immunology of Aging

Immunology of Aging
Author: Ahmad Massoud,Nima Rezaei
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2013-11-29
ISBN 10: 3642394957
ISBN 13: 9783642394959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immunology of Aging Book Review:

The rapidity of scientific progress over the last few years guarantees the utility of this new collection of state-of-the-art reviews on the immunology of aging, which is the result of extensive collaboration of more than sixty of the greatest thinkers and scholars in the field, in cooperation with a number of junior colleagues. The book summarizes current knowledge on the cellular and molecular aspects of the aging immune system and their clinical relevance, providing insights into the effects of the aging process on susceptibilities to those diseases most common among elders. The retrieval strategies used to slow down the decline in the immune system in the elderly are another subject detailed extensively. By providing a broad overview of immunosenescence and its consequences, as well as their potential modulation, this book will fill a gap in a timely manner. It will be of value to all immunologists, whether novice or experienced, as well as geriatricians and epidemiologists.

Principles of Fish Immunology

Principles of Fish Immunology
Author: Kurt Buchmann
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030854205
ISBN 13: 9783030854201
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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