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Description for Immunity Hardback. Paul argues that we must position ourselves to take advantage of cutting-edge technologies and promising new tools in immunological research, including big data and the microbiome. Num Pages: 280 pages, 24, 14 black & white halftones, 10 black & white line drawings. BIC Classification: MBN; MBX; MJCM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 163 x 237 x 24. Weight in Grams: 518.
The immune system has incredible power to protect us from the ravages of infection. Boosted by vaccines, it can protect us from diseases such as measles. However, the power of the immune system is a double-edged sword: an overactive immune system can wreak havoc, destroying normal tissue and causing diseases such as type I diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis. The consequences of an impaired immune system, on the other hand, are all too evident in the agonies of AIDS. Packed with illustrations, stories from Dr. William E. Paul's distinguished career, and fascinating accounts of scientific discovery, ... Read more

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Johns Hopkins University Press
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Baltimore, MD, United States
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About William E. Paul
William E. Paul, MD (1936-2015) was the chief of the Laboratory of Immunology at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. He received his medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. A past president of the American Association of Immunologists and the American Society for Clinical Investigation, he ... Read more

Reviews for Immunity
An excellent overview of what science knows about immunology today.
Science-Based Medicine
Written by a prominent researcher and scholar who not only followed the history of immunology but also participated in its creation, Immunity could be considered as an excellent summary of the classical, pre-systemic, immunological era.
It is well written, informative and gives detailed ... Read more

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