The Paradox of the Immune System
  • Author : Louis J. Catania
  • Release Date : 31 July 2022
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Genre : Medical
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 13 : 9780323951883
  • Total Download : 795
  • File Size : 50,6 Mb

The Paradox of the Immune System PDF Summary

The Paradox of the Immune System: Protection, Inflammation, Autoimmune Disease and Beyond provides a provocative approach to immunology as a "double-edged sword." While it is our greatest protector, it is also the cause of chronic inflammation that leads to autoimmune disease, cancer and infectious diseases like COVID-19. Sections cover the basic science of immunology and its intimate genetic associations, biomedical hypotheses asserting immunology as the basis of all human diseases, and elaborate on immunology as "the enemy within us." This engaging, original approach to a science so personal provides new and invaluable understanding on the bioscience that controls our lives. Written in an expository style that allows for maximum understanding of the complex science presented Presents the unfolding of immunology from a natural (innate) system into an adaptive system leading to chronic inflammation and ultimate disease Provides readers with a unique perspective on health, wellness and disease