The Logic of Immunity: Deciphering an Enigma (Hardcover)

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The Logic of Immunity: Deciphering an Enigma (Hardcover)


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Unveils how the immune system works and explores strategies for harnessing its potential for maintaining good health.

Embark on a fascinating journey into the human immune system with The Logic of Immunity. B. J. Cherayil, an accomplished immunologist and educator, demystifies the complex workings of our body's defense system. This scientifically grounded book illustrates the inner mechanisms of specialized cells and molecules that safeguard our health, shedding light on how and why our immune systems can malfunction and lead to disease.

Drawing from years of experience and expertise, Dr. Cherayil skillfully guides readers through the intricacies of immune responses and offers invaluable insights into the latest research-backed strategies to harness their power for maintaining and restoring well-being. Blending scientific knowledge with historical anecdotes, this work also introduces the remarkable scientists who have shaped our understanding of immune function. Complemented by detailed illustrations and a glossary of key terms, The Logic of Immunity explains how the immune system interacts with other body systems, why some people develop autoimmune diseases while others do not, and how lifestyle factors may activate or suppress the immune system. Explore the enigmatic world of immunity, unlock its secrets, and discover the power it holds to protect our health.

B. J. Cherayil, MD (LEXINGTON, MA), is a physician-scientist who conducts research on the immune system as a principal investigator in the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also an associate professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, where he codirects two immunology courses and is a member of the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology faculty.
Product Details ISBN: 9781421447650
ISBN-10: 1421447657
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2024
Pages: 208
Language: English