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The immune system : a very short introduction / Paul Klenerman.

Author/Creator:
Klenerman, Paul, author.
Publication:
Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
xx, 119 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Edition:
First edition.
Series:
Very short introductions ; 544.
Very short introductions ; 544
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Subjects:
Immune system.
Medical subjects:
Immune System.
Summary:
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. 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 behaviour, and the major health threats where it is important.
Contents:
What is the immune system
First responders: the innate immune response
Adaptive immunity: a voyage of (non-) self-discovery
Making memories
Too little immunity: immunological failure
Too much immunity: auto-immunity and allergic diseases
The immune system v2.0: biological and immune therapies.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-116) and index.
ISBN:
9780198753902
019875390X
OCLC:
1015178820
Publisher Number:
99974969694