Physiologie des Menschen

Author: R.F. Schmidt,G. Thews

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662093421

Category: Medical

Page: 802

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How the Immune System Works

Author: Lauren M. Sompayrac

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118997816

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 5283

How the Immune System Works has helped thousands of students understand what’s in their big, thick, immunology textbooks. In his book, Dr. Sompayrac cuts through the jargon and details to reveal, in simple language, the essence of this complex subject. In fifteen easy-to-read chapters, featuring the humorous style and engaging analogies developed by Dr. Sompayrac, How the Immune System Works explains how the immune system players work together to protect us from disease – and, most importantly, why they do it this way. Rigorously updated for this fifth edition, How the Immune System Works includes the latest information on subjects such as vaccines, the immunology of AIDS, and cancer. A highlight of this edition is a new chapter on the intestinal immune system – currently one of the hottest topics in immunology. Whether you are completely new to immunology, or require a refresher, How the Immune System Works will provide you with a clear and engaging overview of this fascinating subject. But don’t take our word for it! Read what students have been saying about this classic book: "What an exceptional book! It's clear you are in the hands of an expert." "Possibly the Best Small Text of All Time!" "This is a FUN book, and Lauren Sompayrac does a fantastic job of explaining the immune system using words that normal people can understand." "Hands down the best immunology book I have read... a very enjoyable read." "This is simply one of the best medical textbooks that I have ever read. Clear diagrams coupled with highly readable text make this whole subject easily understandable and engaging." Now with a brand new website at www.wiley.com/go/sompayrac featuring Powerpoint files of the images from the book
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Immunologie

Author: Charles A. Janeway,Paul Travers,Mark Walport,Mark Shlomchik

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827410795

Category: Medical

Page: 800

View: 8147

Das Standardlehrbuch der Immunologie im deutschen Raum liegt nun erneut in einer vollstAndig A1/4berarbeiteten und aktualisierten Form vor. Der "Janeway" bleibt damit ein hochaktueller und verlAsslicher Begleiter im unverAndert rasant fortschreitenden Fachgebiet der Immunologie. ”Dieses Buch setzt eindeutig neue MaAstAbe.Immunology Today" ”... so aktuell, wie ein Lehrbuch nur sein kann.The New England Journal of Medicine" ”... eine anschauliche, lebendige und verlAAliche EinfA1/4hrung in das gesamte Gebiet der Immunbiologie.Cell" ”Unter den Immunologie-LehrbA1/4chern nimmt dieses sicher heute den vorderen Rang ein. Es macht VergnA1/4gen, sich von ihm bilden zu lassen.Biospektrum" ”Die Texte erklAren die komplizierte Materie in einer klaren und anschaulichen Sprache ... Das Buch eignet sich hervorragend als Lehrbuch und als Nachschlagewerk fA1/4r jeden, der sich mit Fragen der Immunologie beschAftigt.Deutsche Apotheker Zeitung" ”Dieses neue Lehrbuch aus dem Spektrum-Verlag ist sicherlich das zur Zeit umfassendste, aktuellste und didaktisch sinnvollste Werk zum Thema Immunologie, das in deutscher Sprache auf dem Markt und zu einem vernA1/4nftigen Preis zu erwerben ist.Curare" ”Kann uneingeschrAnkt jedem Medizinstudenten und jedem klinisch tAtigen Kollegen empfohlen werden.Prof. M. Seyfarth, UniversitAt LA1/4beck"”Das Buch deckt die moderne Immunologie in ihrer ganzen Vielfalt ab. Trotzdem wirken Text und Darstellungen wie aus einem GuA.Prof. Th. HA1/4nig, UniversitAt WA1/4rzburg" ”Das Lehrbuch "Immunologie" von Janeway und Travers ist hochaktuell und A1/4berdies exzellent illustriert. Das Gesamtkonzept ist ... sehr gut auf die BedA1/4rfnisse von Biologie- und Medizinstudenten zugeschnitten.Prof. W. DrAge, DKFZ Heidelberg" ”Dieses Buch zeigt, wie man das komplexe Wissensgebiet der Immunologie klar und verstAndlich beschreiben kann und den Leser gleichzeitig zur kritischen Beurteilung der aktuellen Forschung befAhigt.Prof. Dr. N. Koch, UniversitAt Bonn" ”Das Buch ersetzt in hervorragender Weise eine leider noch nicht etablierte Pflichtvorlesung fA1/4r Mediziner und Biologen.Prof. G. Uhlenbruck, UniversitAt KAln" ” ... ein modernes und kompaktes Lehrbuch, das man bedenkenlos allen jungen Medizinern und Biologen, Studenten, Doktoranden und Post-Docs, die sich mit Fragen der Immunologie beschAftigen wollen oder beschAftigen, empfehlen kann.Prof. Klaus Rajewsky im Vorwort zur deutschen Ausgabe"
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The Immune System, Fourth Edition

Author: Peter Parham

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 1317511573

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 8445

The Immune System, Fourth Edition emphasizes the human immune system and presents immunological concepts in a coherent, concise, and contemporary account of how the immune system works. Written for undergraduate, medical, veterinary, dental, and pharmacy students, it makes generous use of medical examples to illustrate points. This classroom-proven textbook offers clear writing, full-color illustrations, and section and chapter summaries that make the book accessible and easily understandable to students. The Fourth Edition is a major revision that brings the content up-to-date and improves clarity. Based on user feedback, there is now increased continuity and connectivity between chapters.
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In Defense of Self

How the Immune System Really Works

Author: William R. Clark

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199887497

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 617

We live in a sea of seething microbial predators, an infinity of invisible and invasive microorganisms capable of setting set up shop inside us and sending us to an early grave. The only thing keeping them out? The immune system. William Clark's In Defense of Self offers a refreshingly accessible tour of the immune system, putting in layman's terms essential information that has been for too long the exclusive province of trained specialists. Clark explains how the immune system works by using powerful genetic, chemical, and cellular weapons to protect us from the vast majority of disease-causing microbes-bacteria, viruses, molds, and parasites. Only those microbes our bodies need to help us digest food and process vitamins are admitted. But this same system can endanger us by rejecting potentially life-saving organ transplants, or by overreacting and turning too much force against foreign invaders, causing serious--occasionally lethal--collateral damage to our tissues and organs. Worse yet, our immune systems may react as if we ourselves are foreign and begin snipping away at otherwise healthy tissues, resulting in autoimmune disease. In Defense of Self covers everything from how antibodies work and the strategies the body uses to distinguish self from not self to the nature of immunological memory, the latest approaches to vaccination, and how the immune system will react should we ever be subjected to a bioterrorist attack. Clark also offers important insights on the vital role that the immune system plays in cancer, AIDS, autoimmunity, rheumatoid arthritis, allergies and asthma, and other diseases. Of special interest to all those suffering from diseases related to the immune system, as well as their families, In Defense of Self lucidly explains a system none of us could live without.
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Understanding the immune system

Author: Lydia Woods Schindler,National Cancer Institute (U.S.),National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 36

View: 7062

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Immune System

Author: Lorrie Klosterman

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761430544

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 5591

"Discusses the parts that make up the human immune system, what can go wrong, how to treat those illnesses and diseases, and how to stay healthy"--Provided by publisher.
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Activate Your Immune System

Natural Substance Provides Ultimate Support

Author: Leonid Ber,Karolyn A. Gazella

Publisher: Impakt Communications

ISBN: 9781890694111

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 93

View: 4021

In an almost magical fashion, trillions of specialized cells Work around the clock to keep us healthy. The workings of this internal army -- the immune system -- are nothing short of spectacular. Unfortunately sometimes our army fails to conquer the enemy Today's headlines provide a sobering view of how overwhelmed our systems can become: -- Rising cancer diagnoses and deaths. -- Antibiotic resistance. -- Dramatic increases in allergies, parasites, and infections. -- More toxins than ever before in the foods we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. Your health and the quality of your life depend on the strength of your immunity. Activate Your Immune System provides a fascinating and easy-to-understand explanation of how the immune system works -- and how you can intensify its effectiveness. Researcher and immunologist Leonid Ber, M.D., has joined forces with experienced health writer Karolyn A. Gazella. Together they provide crucial information on how you can Activate Your Immune System with a powerful natural substance known as beta-1,3-D-glucan.
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The Immune System: a Very Short Introduction

Author: Paul Klenerman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019875390X

Category: Medical

Page: 144

View: 8037

The immune system is central to human health and the focus of much medical research. Growing understanding of the immune system, and especially the creation of immune memory (long lasting protection), which can be harnessed in the design of vaccines, have been major breakthroughs in medicine. In this Very Short Introduction, Paul Klenerman describes the immune system, and how it works in health and disease. In particular he focuses on the human immune system, considering how it evolved, the basic rules that govern its behavior, and the major health threats where it is important. The immune system comprises a series of organs, cells and chemical messengers which work together as a team to provide defence against infection. Klenerman discusses these components, the critical signals that trigger them and how they exert their protective effects, including so-called "innate" immune responses, which react very fast to infection, and "adaptive" immune responses, which have huge diversity and a capacity to recognize and defend against a massive array of micro-organisms. Klenerman also considers what happens when our immune systems fail to be activated effectively, leading to serious infections, problems with inherited diseases, and also HIV/AIDS. At the opposite extreme, as Klenerman shows, an over-exaggerated immune response leads to inflammatory diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis, as well as allergy and asthma. Finally he looks at the "Immune system v2.o" - how immune therapies and vaccines can be advanced to protect us against the major diseases of the 21st century. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Erfolgreiches Stressmanagement für Dummies

Author: Allen Elkin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527646256

Category: Psychology

Page: 298

View: 8766

Stress kann immens negative Auswirkungen auf den geistigen, körperlichen und emotionalen Zustand haben und das Leben somit beeinträchtigen. Allen Elkin gibt viele Tipps, wie Sie Stress im Privatleben und im Beruf wirksam managen und vermindern können. Zunächst zeigt er auf, was Stress überhaupt ist, wie er sich auf das persönliche Wohlbefinden auswirkt und wie man sein persönliches Stresslevel bestimmt. Anhand von vielen Übungen lernen Sie, wie Sie mit Stress umgehen und damit wesentlich entspannter werden. Außerdem erklärt Elkin, wie man Stress verringert und stressende Situationen vermeiden kann.
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Iss dich jung

Wissenschaftlich erprobte Ernährung für ein gesundes und langes Leben - Die Longevità-Diät

Author: Prof. Dr. Valter Longo

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641215927

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

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Altersforscher Prof. Dr. Valter Longo gibt zum ersten Mal einen umfassenden Überblick über seine bahnbrechenden Forschungsergebnisse, wie man mit der richtigen Ernährung ein gesundes langes Leben erreicht. Er zeigt, wie man Bauchfett reduzieren, körperlich jünger werden und damit das Risiko für Krebs, Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen, Diabetes und Alzheimer senken kann. Außerdem erläutert er die positiven Effekte von Fastenphasen. Seine Longevità-Diät nutzt die heilende Wirkung der Nahrung und revolutioniert unser Verhältnis zum Essen.
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The Immune System

Author: Susie Derkins

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823933396

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 8093

Discusses what the immune system is, how it works, and how it may be affected by various diseases.
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The Immune System

Author: Gregory John Stewart

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143812905X

Category: Electronic books

Page: 129

View: 7576

The immune system is crucial to the normal functioning of the human body. As the body's "military," it prevents invaders from entering and destroys those who slip past its defenses. The Immune System discusses the human body's fundamental defense system, from its component parts to what happens when the body's defenses are breached. Common and uncommon immune disorders are also discussed, as are potential new therapies to enhance or repair the immune system. Packed with full-color photographs and illustrations, this absorbing book provides students with sufficient background information through references, Web sites, and suggested reading for further study.
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Thorn in the Starfish: The Immune System and How It Works

Author: Robert S. Desowitz

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393292363

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 1181

“Gives the reader the feeling of being granted a ringside seat to an exciting series of events. . . .This eminent scientist and writer conveys his enthusiasm for the subject. . . .He has managed to entertain, educate, and enthuse without either trivializing the complexity of the subject or underestimating the intelligence of the reader.” —British Medical Journal Dr. Desowitz describes the revolutionary discoveries made by Jenner, Pasteur, Metchnikoff, and Ehrlich and what we know about immunology today. His topics include the role of nutrition, the challenge of developing an AIDS vaccine, and the potential of genetic-engineering techniques.
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Environmental Influences on the Immune System

Author: Charlotte Esser

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3709118905

Category: Medical

Page: 378

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This book brings together articles on the overarching theme of how the environment shapes the immune system. The immune system is commonly assumed to respond to harmful pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. However, harmless bacteria, chemicals, stress, normal food and other factors can also trigger, shape or interfere with the immune system, often producing adverse effects. Yet, it is also becoming increasingly accepted that some of these interactions are physiological and necessary for a healthy immune system. Examples of negative effects include the immunosuppressive effects of UV irradiation, or the immunotoxic effects of man-made chemicals such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Autoimmunity or allergies can be the adverse consequences of interaction between the immune system and chemical compounds such as drugs. Positive effects can come from natural exposure levels to bacteria, healthy life-style or the diet. There is a great need to understand how communication between the environment and the immune system works. This book addresses this need. It covers environmental factors (such as bacteria, sun exposure), human factors (such as age, exercise or stress), and important man-made factors (such as air pollution). A chapter on human rights complements the scientific chapters. The book is intended for immunologists, toxicologists and researchers who want to know how the immune system works and is triggered, as well as for medical doctors in environmental medicine and the general public interested in immunology.
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Influenza

die Jagd nach dem Virus

Author: Gina Bari Kolata

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596173761

Category:

Page: 363

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Immune Power

Author: I. William Lane,Susan Baxter

Publisher: Avery Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780895299345

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 188

View: 1727

Explains how the immune system functions to fight disease, and discusses a natural substance, MGN-3, that strengthens the immune system's natural killer cells, the body's primary defense against disease
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