The Immune System: a Very Short Introduction

The Immune System: a Very Short Introduction
Author: Paul Klenerman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-10-26
ISBN 10: 019875390X
ISBN 13: 9780198753902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Immune System: a Very Short Introduction Book Review:

The immune system is central to human health and the focus of much medical research. Growing understanding of the immune system, and especially the creation of immune memory (long lasting protection), which can be harnessed in the design of vaccines, have been major breakthroughs in medicine. In this Very Short Introduction, Paul Klenerman describes the immune system, and how it works in health and disease. In particular he focuses on the human immune system, considering how it evolved, the basic rules that govern its behavior, and the major health threats where it is important. The immune system comprises a series of organs, cells and chemical messengers which work together as a team to provide defence against infection. Klenerman discusses these components, the critical signals that trigger them and how they exert their protective effects, including so-called "innate" immune responses, which react very fast to infection, and "adaptive" immune responses, which have huge diversity and a capacity to recognize and defend against a massive array of micro-organisms. Klenerman also considers what happens when our immune systems fail to be activated effectively, leading to serious infections, problems with inherited diseases, and also HIV/AIDS. At the opposite extreme, as Klenerman shows, an over-exaggerated immune response leads to inflammatory diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis, as well as allergy and asthma. Finally he looks at the "Immune system v2.o" - how immune therapies and vaccines can be advanced to protect us against the major diseases of the 21st century. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Immune System

The Immune System
Author: Gregory Stewart,Denton A. Cooley
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 1438107684
ISBN 13: 9781438107684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Immune System Book Review:

Examines the workings of a complex structure, the body's defense against disease and infection.

Immunobiology

Immunobiology
Author: Charles Janeway,Paul Travers
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 590
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780815316916
ISBN 13: 0815316917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immunobiology Book Review:

Immunobiology tells the story of the immune system. The book covers all of the material that comprises a typical immunology course. The Fifth Edition is an extensive revision which includes new material and major insights, improved logical progression of topics, and an emphasis on unifying principles. With clear, concise text and a full-color art program, this book continues to set the standard for a current and authoritative immunology textbook. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The Immune System

The Immune System
Author: Parham, Peter
Publsiher: W.W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN 10: 0815345275
ISBN 13: 9780815345275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Immune System Book Review:

This text emphasizes the human immune system and presents concepts with a balanced level of detail to describe 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 content accessible and easily understandable to students.

Understanding the Immune System

Understanding the Immune System
Author: Lydia Woods Schindler
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 40
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780788115196
ISBN 13: 0788115197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Immune System Book Review:

Covers the anatomy of the immune system, the cells and sections of the immune system, mounting an immune response, disorders of the immune system, immunity and cancer, frontiers in immunology, and much more. Glossary. Color illustrations.

Immune System

Immune System
Author: Lorrie Klosterman
Publsiher: Marshall Cavendish
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780761430544
ISBN 13: 0761430547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immune System Book Review:

"Discusses the parts that make up the human immune system, what can go wrong, how to treat those illnesses and diseases, and how to stay healthy"--Provided by publisher.

Epigenetics of the Immune System

Epigenetics of the Immune System
Author: Dieter Kabelitz,Jaydeep Bhat
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-06-04
ISBN 10: 0128179651
ISBN 13: 9780128179659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Epigenetics of the Immune System Book Review:

Epigenetics of the Immune System focuses on different aspects of epigenetics and immunology, providing readers with the fundamental mechanisms relating to epigenetics and the immune system. This book provides in-depth information on immune cells as a toolbox in deciphering systematically regulated mechanisms using "omics" and computational biology approaches. In addition, the book presents the translational importance of epigenetics and the immune system in our understanding of pathophysiology in diseases and its therapeutic applications. Provides an overview of most important immune mechanisms, the current status of epigenetics, and how both of them are brought together Presents key principles of immune mechanisms in epigenetics, presenting current findings and key principles Features in-depth chapter contributions from a wide range of international researchers and specialists in immunology, translational medicine and epigenetics Merges two very large areas, covering the unique interrelatedness of epigenetics and immunology

The Immune System and Mental Health

The Immune System and Mental Health
Author: Hymie Anisman,Shawn Hayley,Alexander Kusnecov
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2018-07-19
ISBN 10: 0128113529
ISBN 13: 9780128113523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Immune System and Mental Health Book Review:

The Immune System and Mental Health fully investigates how immune-related cellular, molecular and anatomical changes impact mental functioning. The book combines human and animal studies to reveal immunological changes related to mental-health problems. In addition, users will find comprehensive information on new research related to the microbial composition of the gut, aka, the microbiome, and how it influences brain function and mental health. Common comorbidities with mental illness and their inherent immunological or inflammatory components are also covered. Written by leaders in the field, the book synthesizes basic and clinical research to provide a thorough understanding on the role of immunity in neuropsychiatry. Sociology, psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience and genetics have provided considerable explanations and solutions to some of the most intractable mental-health problems. But researchers are increasingly relying on investigations of the immune system to identify factors that can undermine and impair mental health. This book covers devastating mental-health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and autism-like spectrum disorders. In addition, degenerative disorders of the brain, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s-like dementia are explored. Considers both basic human and animal studies that address immunological changes relating to mental health problems across the lifespan Incorporates techniques, concepts and ideas from a variety of social, behavioral and life sciences Explores the relatively new area of the microbiome and how the microbial composition of the gut influences brain function and mental health

How the Immune System Works

How the Immune System Works
Author: Lauren M. Sompayrac
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2019-04-15
ISBN 10: 111954212X
ISBN 13: 9781119542124
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How the Immune System Works Book Review:

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.

Molecular Biology of the Cell

Molecular Biology of the Cell
Author: Bruce Alberts
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780815332183
ISBN 13: 0815332181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Artificial Immune Systems and Their Applications

Artificial Immune Systems and Their Applications
Author: Dipankar Dasgupta
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 364259901X
ISBN 13: 9783642599019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artificial Immune Systems and Their Applications Book Review:

This is a pioneering work on the emerging field of artificial immune systems-highly distributed systems based on the principles of the natural system. Like artificial neural networks, artificial immune systems can learn new information and recall previously learned information. This book provides an overview of artificial immune systems, explaining its applications in areas such as immunological memory, anomaly detection algorithms, and modeling the effects of prior infection on vaccine efficacy.

Interaction of Nanomaterials with the Immune System

Interaction of Nanomaterials with the Immune System
Author: James C. Bonner,Jared M. Brown
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2020-01-30
ISBN 10: 3030339629
ISBN 13: 9783030339623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interaction of Nanomaterials with the Immune System Book Review:

This book covers the latest information related to understanding immune responses to engineered nanomaterials (ENMs). Many ENMs used in both the consumer and biomedical fields have been reported to elicit adverse immune responses ranging from innate immune responses such as complement activation to changes in adaptive immunity that influence pathogen responses and promote disease states such as asthma. Interaction of Nanomaterials with the Immune System covers the most up to date information on our understanding of immune responses to ENMs across a wide range of topics including innate immunity, allergic immune responses, adaptive provides the reader with (1) up to date understanding of immune responses to ENMs; (2) current testing methods; and (3) appropriate models including alternative testing strategies for evaluating immunotoxicity of ENMs.

Body Warriors

Body Warriors
Author: Lisa Trumbauer
Publsiher: Heinemann-Raintree Library
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9781410925817
ISBN 13: 1410925811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Body Warriors Book Review:

Deep in your body warriors are fighting an epic battle to keep you safe and healthy. Read this book to learn all about the tiny heroes you depend on.

The Beautiful Cure

The Beautiful Cure
Author: Daniel M. Davis
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-09-28
ISBN 10: 022637114X
ISBN 13: 9780226371146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beautiful Cure Book Review:

“Visceral.”—Wall Street Journal “Illuminating.”—Publishers Weekly “Heroic.”—Science The immune system holds the key to human health. In The Beautiful Cure, leading immunologist Daniel M. Davis describes how the scientific quest to understand how the immune system works—and how it is affected by stress, sleep, age, and our state of mind—is now unlocking a revolutionary new approach to medicine and well-being. The body’s ability to fight disease and heal itself is one of the great mysteries and marvels of nature. But in recent years, painstaking research has resulted in major advances in our grasp of this breathtakingly beautiful inner world: a vast and intricate network of specialist cells, regulatory proteins, and dedicated genes that are continually protecting our bodies. Far more powerful than any medicine ever invented, the immune system plays a crucial role in our daily lives. We have found ways to harness these natural defenses to create breakthrough drugs and so-called immunotherapies that help us fight cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and many age-related diseases, and we are starting to understand whether activities such as mindfulness might play a role in enhancing our physical resilience. Written by a researcher at the forefront of this adventure, The Beautiful Cure tells a dramatic story of scientific detective work and discovery, of puzzles solved and mysteries that linger, of lives sacrificed and saved. With expertise and eloquence, Davis introduces us to this revelatory new understanding of the human body and what it takes to be healthy.

Portrait of the Immune System

Portrait of the Immune System
Author: Ivan Lefkovits
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 878
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9789810226145
ISBN 13: 9810226144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Portrait of the Immune System Book Review:

Using the published work of Nobel Laureate Niels Kaj Jerne, this book shows how he developd his ideas. The book is a compilation of his published work, but in fact it is much more than that. Whether the reader wants to read the book systematically, or only browse, it opens a fascinating world of hypotheses, theories, facts and vistas. His selection theory, his view of how immunological diversity is created, and his concept of lymphocytes interacting as a network, reveals Jerne's revolutionary spirit. The book ought to be a rich source of inspiration for everyone interested in science and how science is made.

The Cytokines of the Immune System

The Cytokines of the Immune System
Author: Zlatko Dembic
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-05-23
ISBN 10: 0124200109
ISBN 13: 9780124200104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cytokines of the Immune System Book Review:

The Cytokines of the Immune System catalogs cytokines and links them to physiology and pathology, providing a welcome and hugely timely tool for scientists in all related fields. In cataloguing cytokines, it lists their potential for therapeutic use, links them to disease treatments needing further research and development, and shows their utility for learning about the immune system. This book offers a new approach in the study of cytokines by combining detailed guidebook-style cytokine description, disease linking, and presentation of immunologic roles. Supplies new ideas for basic and clinical research Provides cytokine descriptions in a guidebook-style, cataloging the origins, structures, functions, receptors, disease-linkage, and therapeutic potentials Offers a textbook-style view on the immune system with the immunologic role of each cytokine

Social and Cultural Lives of Immune Systems

Social and Cultural Lives of Immune Systems
Author: James MacLynn Wilce
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780415310048
ISBN 13: 0415310040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social and Cultural Lives of Immune Systems Book Review:

Social and Cultural Lives of Immune Systems introduces a provocative new hypothesis in medico-social theory - the theory that immunity and disease are in part socially constituted. It argues that immune systems function not just as biological entities but also as symbolic concepts charged with political significance. Bridging elements of psychology, sociology, body theory, immunology and medical anthropology, twelve papers from leading scholars explain some of the health-hazards of emotional and social pressure, whilst analysing the semiotic and social responses to the imagery of immunity.

Boosting the Immune System

Boosting the Immune System
Author: Case Adams Naturopath
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2014-01
ISBN 10: 9781936251445
ISBN 13: 1936251442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boosting the Immune System Book Review:

Our body's immune system has not been that well understood to date. While immunity has been the focus of medical study from a disease perspective, many of its functional characteristics have eluded scientists. This is evidenced by the fact that many infections are becoming resistant to many drugs - and numerous bacteria and viruses are now multi-drug resistant. Here, in a groundbreaking compendium of the latest immunity research, the author reveals our immune system in a way that has vast implications for global and personal wellness. The vibrant, dynamic nature of our immune system is documented in detail, showing the interplay between immune cells, cytokines, immunoglobulins, probiotics and the many other immune system components that help us fight off colds, flu, infections, chronic fatigue and other diseases. The author - a California Naturopath and board certified Alternative Medical Practitioner - then unveils a host of natural strategies, including probiotics, diet, herbs and lifestyle factors, while referencing hundreds of clinical studies proving their ability to supercharge our immune system and help our bodies fight disease.

Primer to the Immune Response

Primer to the Immune Response
Author: Tak W. Mak,Mary E. Saunders,Bradley D. Jett
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 702
Release: 2013-12-23
ISBN 10: 012385461X
ISBN 13: 9780123854612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primer to the Immune Response Book Review:

Written in the same engaging conversational style as the acclaimed first edition, Primer to The Immune Response, 2nd Edition is a fully updated and invaluable resource for college and university students in life sciences, medicine and other health professions who need a concise but comprehensive introduction to immunology. The authors bring clarity and readability to their audience, offering a complete survey of the most fundamental concepts in basic and clinical immunology while conveying the subject’s fascinating appeal. The content of this new edition has been completely updated to include current information on all aspects of basic and clinical immunology. The superbly drawn figures are now in full color, complemented by full color plates throughout the book. The text is further enhanced by the inclusion of numerous tables, special topic boxes and brief notes that provide interesting insights. At the end of each chapter, a self-test quiz allows students to monitor their mastery of major concepts, while a set of conceptual questions prompts them to extrapolate further and extend their critical thinking. Moreover, as part of the Academic Cell line of textbooks, Primer to The Immune Response, 2nd Edition contains research passages that shine a spotlight on current experimental work reported in Cell Press articles. These articles also form the basis of case studies that are found in the associated online study guide and are designed to reinforce clinical connections. Complete yet concise coverage of the basic and clinical principles of immunology Engaging conversational writing style that is to the point and very readable Over 200 clear, elegant color illustrations Comprehensive glossary and list of abbreviations

Parasitic Infections and the Immune System

Parasitic Infections and the Immune System
Author: Felipe Kierzenbaum
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015033086284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parasitic Infections and the Immune System Book Review:

Featuring the work of several world authorities, this volume places primary emphasis on the mechanism of parasite produced changes in the immune response (i.e. immunosuppression). The text covers parasitic diseases on which the World Health Organization has aggressively promoted research through its Program on Research and Training In Tropical Diseases. Chapters cover parasitic diseases such as malaria, American trypanosomiasis (Chagas' disease), African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness), leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis and onchocerciasis. Also included are discussions of toxoplasmosis and amebiasis. The material is drawn from the body of literature that has been rapidly accumulating for the last 15 years. An important feature of this text is that the contributors first outline existing knowledge about the immunology of each infection, thereby enabling the reader to more easily appreciate why and how the immunological alterations that accompany a disease are important, and then, to review the postulated mechanisms for such alterations. Consequently, the impact that each parasitic infection has on the immune system is always described in the "heart" of each chapter rather than at the beginning.