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Baxter AG (2000) Germ Warfare: Breakthroughs in Immunology
ISBN 1 86508 070 5
Allen and Unwin,
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Robyn Williams, Science Broadcaster
Woven through the personal histories of these great explorers of Nature comes an effortless description of the science. Germ Warfare is about the immune system in infection and disease. The deadly Ebola Virus is used as an example of an infection which is completely new to our species, yet is able to elicit a protective immune response. The cells and molecules that defend us from diseases like Ebola are described and the ways in which they work together to defeat infections explained. Like the armed forces of civic defence, the protective activities of the immune system can also cause disease. In autoimmune diseases such as lupus and childhood diabetes, illness results from ëfriendly fireí in which the immune system's targeting fails and causes damage to the body itself.
GermWarfare is recommended as an entertaining journey for anyone interested in biology, an introduction for students of immunology, and as a historical record of the passions and paradigms of medical science.
Peter C. Doherty, Nobel Prize Winner, 1996
John Pound, Reviewer, Immunology Today
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