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Viser: The immune system - the never-ending battle
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- 1. Udgave
- Udgiver: Biolearning Publishiing (September 2020)
- Forfattere: Ib Søndergaard og Mads Duus Hjortsø
- ISBN: 9788797243008
You cannot understand any immunology until you know all of immunology. But don’t despair — the pieces will fall into place — eventually.
The book is written in an easily understandable language with many educational figures.
The authors review the main elements of immunology by looking at how our immune system fight different types of infections but also cancer. In addition, it explains what can go wrong for the immune system and how medical science can use the immune system therapeutically.
The immune system — the never-ending battle can be read by anyone interested in the immune system. It can be used as an overview book for the long higher education programs but can also be used as a small textbook for the short and medium health education programs.
About the authors:
Ib Søndergaard has been researching immunology among other places at the Technical
University of Denmark and taught immunology and biochemistry for more than 30 years. He has served on the Research Council for Technology and Production and on the Nutrition Council. He now works as a lecturer at Folkeuniversitetet (University extension) and as a teacher and adviser in the biomedical industry via his company Biolearning (biolearning.dk).
Mads Duus Hjortsø is employed by Pfizer, where he works with the immune system and cancer. He has taught in immunology and microbiology at the Metropol University of Applied Sciences. He has a Ph.D. in cancer immunotherapy and has worked on mediation at the Experimentarium.
2 The lymphatic system - the immune system’s dating bars
3 Memory in the immune system
4 Introduction to infections
5 Bacterial infections
6 Virus infections
8 Fungal infections
9 Immunological defense against cancer
10 When the immune system is malfunctioning
11 Immune deficiency - when the immune system is defective
12 Autoimmune diseases - when the immune system attacks the body
13 Allergy - when the immune system overreacts
15 What should the immune system do - and can it?