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Published: 30 November 2017

144 Pages | 33 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198753902

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The Immune System: A Very Short Introduction

Paul Klenerman

Very Short Introductions

  • Gives a succinct account of the evolution of innate and adaptive immunity, and how they operate, primarily in humans but also drawing on examples in other animals
  • Considers the consequences of too little immunity (immunodeficiency), caused for example by HIV/AIDS, and too much, leading to autoimmune and allergic diseases
  • Discusses some of the important recent advances in harnessing the immune system for immunotherapies, for example in the treatment of cancers
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over eight million copies sold worldwide

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