aGives 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.a aBritish 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.lymphokine production and antibody production to T celldependent antigens all suffered from the lack of zinc. Also ... The senile twoyearold mouse exhibits the same ageassociated decline in immune function as do old humans. One of the ways to ... Repeated studies of this kind show that lymphocytes from an old mouse produce much less antibody than the lymphocytes from a young mouse. In 1983, aanbsp;...
|Title||:||Thorn in the Starfish: The Immune System and How It Works|
|Author||:||Robert S. Desowitz|
|Publisher||:||W. W. Norton & Company - 1988-10-17|