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Immune : how your body defends and protects you

Author: Catherine A Carver
Publisher: London, UK : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2017. ©2017
Series: Bloomsbury sigma series, bk. 27.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Immune explores the incredible arsenal that lives within us--how it knows what to attack and what to defend, and how it kills everything from the common cold virus to plague bacteria. We see what happens when the immune system turns on us, and how life is impossible without its protection. We learn how diseases try to evade the immune system and exploit its vulnerabilities, and we discover how scientists are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine A Carver
ISBN: 9781472915115 1472915119 9781472915122 1472915127
OCLC Number: 1009000980
Description: 304 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface : our hidden army --
Full frontal immunity : the first line of defence --
A cast of cut-throats : the killer cells that keep us safe --
Chit-chatting chemicals : how your immune system yells --
Transplants : designer vaginas to pig heart perfection --
Outnumbered : how the immune system manages the body's resident bacteria --
Immunological tango : sex and love --
What a cute parasite : pregnancy and the immune system --
A palace for parasites : worms and fleas and ticks! Oh my! --
The adaptive assassins : killing everything from pink-eye to plague --
Vaccines : a triumph of man's manipulation of the immune system --
Allergies : everything you're itching to know --
Auto-immunity : the science of friendly fire --
Defenceless : the boy who lived in a bubble --
Cancer : a deadly 'spot the difference' --
Killer bugs : be afraid, be very afraid --
Clever drugs : immunological alchemy.
Series Title: Bloomsbury sigma series, bk. 27.
Other Titles: How your body defends and protects you
Responsibility: Catherine Carver.

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A thrilling, fact-packed journey of discovery through the body's immune system.  Read more...

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A spectacular contribution to popular science writing. -- Christopher van Tulleken, doctor and TV presenter With exuberance and clarity, Catherine Carver makes the complex science easy to understand Read more...

 
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