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Infectious disease : a Scientific American reader.

Author: University of Chicago. Press.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Collects thirty of the most exciting, innovative, and significant articles on communicable illness published in the pages of Scientific American magazine since 1993. With sections devoted to viral infections, infectious disease, the immune system, and global management and treatment issues, Infectious Disease provides general readers and students with an excellent overview of recent research in the field. Roger I.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Collected Work
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: University of Chicago. Press.
ISBN: 9780226742632 0226742636 9780226742649 0226742644
OCLC Number: 184963091
Description: 326 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Evolution and the origins of disease / Randolph M. Nesse and George C. Williams --
Are viruses alive? / Luis P. Villarreal --
New hope for defeating rotavirus / Roger I. Glass --
Capturing a killer flu virus / Jeffery K. Taubenberger, Ann H. Reid and Thomas G. Fanning --
The unmet challenges of hepatitis C / Adrian M. di Bisceglie and Bruce R. Bacon --
Hope in a vial : [work towards an AIDS vaccine] / Carol Ezzell --
A new assault on HIV / Gary Stix --
A cure for rabies? / Rodney E. Willoughby, Jr. --
Emerging viruses / Bernard Le Guenno --
Beyond chicken soup : [antiviral drugs] / William A. Haseltine --
The bacteria behind ulcers / Martin J. Blaser --
The challenges of STDs / Philip E. Ross --
Can chlamydia be stopped? / David M. Ojcius, Toni Darville and Patrik M. Bavoil --
Tackling malaria / Claire Panosian Dunavan --
Attacking anthrax / John A.T. Young and R. John Collier --
The prion diseases / Stanley B. Prusiner --
Detecting mad cow disease / Standley B. Prusiner --
Infectious diseases and the immune system / William E. Paul --
Immunity's early-warning system / Luke A.J. O'Neill --
The long arm of the immune system / Jacques Bancherreau --
Intrigue at the immune synapse / Daniel M. Davis --
Peacekeepers of the immune system / Zoltan Fehervari and Shimon Sakaguchi --
New predictors of disease / Abner Louis Notkins --
Taming lupus / Moncef Zouali --
Preparing for a pandemic / W. Wayt Gibbs and Christine Soares --
If smallpox strikes Portland / Chris L. Barrett, Stephen G. Eubank and James P. Smith --
Is global warming harmful to health? / Paul R. Epstein --
The challenge of antibiotic resistance / Stuart B. Levy --
Behind enemy lines : [fighting antibiotic resistance] / K.C. Nicolaou and Christopher N.C. Boddy --
An antibiotic resistance fighter / Gary Stix.
Other Titles: Scientific American.
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