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In Defense Of Self

Author : William R. Clark
ISBN : 9780199887491
Genre : Science
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We live in a sea of seething microbial predators, an infinity of invisible and invasive microorganisms capable of setting set up shop inside us and sending us to an early grave. The only thing keeping them out? The immune system. William Clark's In Defense of Self offers a refreshingly accessible tour of the immune system, putting in layman's terms essential information that has been for too long the exclusive province of trained specialists. Clark explains how the immune system works by using powerful genetic, chemical, and cellular weapons to protect us from the vast majority of disease-causing microbes-bacteria, viruses, molds, and parasites. Only those microbes our bodies need to help us digest food and process vitamins are admitted. But this same system can endanger us by rejecting potentially life-saving organ transplants, or by overreacting and turning too much force against foreign invaders, causing serious--occasionally lethal--collateral damage to our tissues and organs. Worse yet, our immune systems may react as if we ourselves are foreign and begin snipping away at otherwise healthy tissues, resulting in autoimmune disease. In Defense of Self covers everything from how antibodies work and the strategies the body uses to distinguish self from not self to the nature of immunological memory, the latest approaches to vaccination, and how the immune system will react should we ever be subjected to a bioterrorist attack. Clark also offers important insights on the vital role that the immune system plays in cancer, AIDS, autoimmunity, rheumatoid arthritis, allergies and asthma, and other diseases. Of special interest to all those suffering from diseases related to the immune system, as well as their families, In Defense of Self lucidly explains a system none of us could live without.

Introduction To Psychoneuroimmunology

Author : Jorge H. Daruna
ISBN : 9780123820808
Genre : Psychology
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Health is maintained by the coordinated operation of all the biological systems that make up the individual. The Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology, Second Edition, presents an overview of what has been discovered by scientists regarding how bodily systems respond to environmental challenges and intercommunicate to sustain health. The book touches on the main findings from the current literature without being overly technical and complex. The result is a comprehensive overview of psychoneuroimmunology, which avoids oversimplification, but does not overwhelm the reader. Single authored for consistency of breadth and depth, with no redundancy of coverage between chapters Covers endocrine-immune modulation, neuro-immune modulation, and the enhancing or inhibiting processes of one or more systems on the others Expanded use of figures, tables, and text boxes

The Limits Of The Self

Author : Thomas Pradeu
ISBN : 9780199775286
Genre : Medical
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Immunology asserts that an individual can be defined through self and nonself. Thomas Pradeu argues that this theory is inadequate, because immune responses to self constituents and immune tolerance of foreign entities are the rule, not the exception.

Physiologie Des Menschen

Author : R.F. Schmidt
ISBN : 9783662093429
Genre : Medical
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Immunologie

Author : Charles A. Janeway
ISBN : 3827410797
Genre : Medical
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Das Standardlehrbuch der Immunologie im deutschen Raum liegt nun erneut in einer vollstAndig A1/4berarbeiteten und aktualisierten Form vor. Der "Janeway" bleibt damit ein hochaktueller und verlAsslicher Begleiter im unverAndert rasant fortschreitenden Fachgebiet der Immunologie. ”Dieses Buch setzt eindeutig neue MaAstAbe.Immunology Today" ”... so aktuell, wie ein Lehrbuch nur sein kann.The New England Journal of Medicine" ”... eine anschauliche, lebendige und verlAAliche EinfA1/4hrung in das gesamte Gebiet der Immunbiologie.Cell" ”Unter den Immunologie-LehrbA1/4chern nimmt dieses sicher heute den vorderen Rang ein. Es macht VergnA1/4gen, sich von ihm bilden zu lassen.Biospektrum" ”Die Texte erklAren die komplizierte Materie in einer klaren und anschaulichen Sprache ... Das Buch eignet sich hervorragend als Lehrbuch und als Nachschlagewerk fA1/4r jeden, der sich mit Fragen der Immunologie beschAftigt.Deutsche Apotheker Zeitung" ”Dieses neue Lehrbuch aus dem Spektrum-Verlag ist sicherlich das zur Zeit umfassendste, aktuellste und didaktisch sinnvollste Werk zum Thema Immunologie, das in deutscher Sprache auf dem Markt und zu einem vernA1/4nftigen Preis zu erwerben ist.Curare" ”Kann uneingeschrAnkt jedem Medizinstudenten und jedem klinisch tAtigen Kollegen empfohlen werden.Prof. M. Seyfarth, UniversitAt LA1/4beck"”Das Buch deckt die moderne Immunologie in ihrer ganzen Vielfalt ab. Trotzdem wirken Text und Darstellungen wie aus einem GuA.Prof. Th. HA1/4nig, UniversitAt WA1/4rzburg" ”Das Lehrbuch "Immunologie" von Janeway und Travers ist hochaktuell und A1/4berdies exzellent illustriert. Das Gesamtkonzept ist ... sehr gut auf die BedA1/4rfnisse von Biologie- und Medizinstudenten zugeschnitten.Prof. W. DrAge, DKFZ Heidelberg" ”Dieses Buch zeigt, wie man das komplexe Wissensgebiet der Immunologie klar und verstAndlich beschreiben kann und den Leser gleichzeitig zur kritischen Beurteilung der aktuellen Forschung befAhigt.Prof. Dr. N. Koch, UniversitAt Bonn" ”Das Buch ersetzt in hervorragender Weise eine leider noch nicht etablierte Pflichtvorlesung fA1/4r Mediziner und Biologen.Prof. G. Uhlenbruck, UniversitAt KAln" ” ... ein modernes und kompaktes Lehrbuch, das man bedenkenlos allen jungen Medizinern und Biologen, Studenten, Doktoranden und Post-Docs, die sich mit Fragen der Immunologie beschAftigen wollen oder beschAftigen, empfehlen kann.Prof. Klaus Rajewsky im Vorwort zur deutschen Ausgabe"

In Self Defense

Author : Steven B. Mizel
ISBN : UOM:39015010237785
Genre : Medical
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Describes what is currently known about the human body's immune system and explains how new drugs are taking advantage of the body's own defense mechanisms

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Dein K Rper Das Missing Manual

Author : Matthew MacDonald
ISBN : 9783897219649
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Wussten Sie, dass Sie Ihre äußere Hautschicht häufiger wechseln als eine Schlange? Oder dass Sie ohne bestimmte Arten von Bakterien anfälliger für Krankheiten und Allergien wären? Auf Basis aktuellster physiologischer und neurophysiologischer Erkenntnisse erklärt Matthew MacDonald präzise, verständlich und unterhaltsam alle wichtigen Körperfunktionen, gibt praktische Tipps, wie Sie Ihre „Hardware“ in Schuss halten, und räumt mit gängigen Vorurteilen auf. Aus dem Inhalt: - Ihre Haut. Warum die erste Verteidigungslinie Ihres Körpers aus toten Zellen besteht, wie Muttermale und Falten entstehen und was Antitranspirants gegen Körpergeruch ausrichten können. - Fett. Weshalb Ihr Körper Fett braucht, wie es gespeichert wird und warum Modediäten nichts bringen. - Ihr Herz. Wie Sie das Herzinfarktrisiko senken und was ein gutes Ausdauertraining ausmacht. - Ihr Verdauungssystem. Aus welchen Abschnitten Ihr gut 9 Meter langer Verdauungstrakt besteht und warum Ballaststoffe dort willkommen sind. - Ihr Immunsystem. Wie Ihr Körper sich gegen Eindringlinge wehrt, welche Bakterien und Viren sich bei Ihnen wohlfühlen und was normale Zellen dazu bringt, sich in Krebszellen zu verwandeln. - Sex und Fortpflanzung. Was männliche und weibliche Geschlechtsorgane auszeichnet sowie alles Wissenswerte über Fruchtbarkeit, weibliche Lust und die männliche Fixierung auf die Größe. - Alter und Tod. Warum wir altern, wie Sie möglichst lange möglichst fit bleiben und wie wir schließlich sterben.

Pathophysiology For The Health Professions E Book

Author : Barbara E. Gould
ISBN : 9780323292405
Genre : Medical
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A concise, easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals, Pathophysiology for the Health Professions, 4th Edition helps you learn to identify disease processes and disorders. Authors Barbara Gould and Ruthanna Dyer continue the tradition of a text known for its readability and vivid, full-color illustrations, updated with the latest research and clinical advances. Unique Challenge, Think About, and Emergency Treatment features help in applying the material to real-life situations. No matter which area in the healthcare field you may enter, this book provides essential preparation for conditions encountered in clinical practice. Concise and readable approach includes the information students need without overwhelming them, even if they have a limited scientific background. Unique Challenge feature asks "What can go wrong with this structure or system?" as a way to help students facilitate progress by using previously learned knowledge. Unique Think About boxes help with self-evaluation, test preparation, and review. Unique Emergency Treatment boxes list basic emergency measures; these can be modified to fit specific professions, established protocols, or practice settings. Research boxes discuss new developments, problem areas of pathophysiology, and complications associated with research. Warning Signs boxes summarize conditions that may develop in patients. Diagnostic tests and treatments are included for each of the major disorders. Case studies in each chapter provide a basis for discussion or can be used as an assignment. Study questions offer a self-assessment on the material in each chapter. Ready References in the appendix provide a quick lookup for anatomic terms, conversion tables, abbreviations and acronyms, diagnostic studies and tests, and more. A companion Evolve website includes web links, learning activities, content updates, and more. New content on the causes and trends related to disease, new drugs, technology, and treatment. Coverage of obesity and its complications, including an in-depth discussion of metabolic syndrome. Multiple disorder syndromes in the aged client. DNA, genetics and the Human Genome Project with current research on protein pathways in health (proteomics) and the implications for drug treatment and disease causation. Coverage of autism. Updated content on the H1N1 virus and communicable diseases; HIV, cancer causation, and immunology; and substance abuse to reflect common practices in the use of illicit (street) drugs as well as abuse of prescription medications. Case studies revised to emphasize chronic diseases, prevention, and acute care, and to apply to a wider range of health professions. Appendices reorganized for improved reference and lookup.

Self And Nonself

Author : Carlos López-Larrea
ISBN : 9781461416807
Genre : Medical
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In 1960 Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet received the Noble Prize in Physiology and Medicine. He titled his Nobel Lecture “Immunological Recognition of Self” emphasizing the central argument of immunological tolerance in “How does the vertebrate organism recognize self from nonself in this the immunological sense—and how did the capacity evolve.” The concept of self is linked to the concept of biological self identity. All organisms, from bacteria to higher animals, possess recognition systems to defend themselves from nonself. Even in the context of the limited number of metazoan phyla that have been studied in detail, we can now describe many of the alternative mechanism of immune recognition that have emerged at varying points in phylogeny. Two different arms—the innate and adaptive immune system—have emerged at different moments in evolution, and they are conceptually different. The ultimate goals of immune biology include reconstructing the molecular networks underlying immune processes.

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