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The Logic of Immunity

Deciphering an Enigma

B. J. Cherayil

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Unveils how the immune system works and explores strategies for harnessing its potential for maintaining good health.

Embark on a fascinating journey into the human immune system with The Logic of Immunity. B. J. Cherayil, an accomplished immunologist and educator, demystifies the complex workings of our body's defense system. This scientifically grounded book illustrates the inner mechanisms of specialized cells and molecules that safeguard our health, shedding light on how and why our immune systems can malfunction and lead to disease.

Drawing from years of experience and expertise, Dr...

Unveils how the immune system works and explores strategies for harnessing its potential for maintaining good health.

Embark on a fascinating journey into the human immune system with The Logic of Immunity. B. J. Cherayil, an accomplished immunologist and educator, demystifies the complex workings of our body's defense system. This scientifically grounded book illustrates the inner mechanisms of specialized cells and molecules that safeguard our health, shedding light on how and why our immune systems can malfunction and lead to disease.

Drawing from years of experience and expertise, Dr. Cherayil skillfully guides readers through the intricacies of immune responses and offers invaluable insights into the latest research-backed strategies to harness their power for maintaining and restoring well-being. Blending scientific knowledge with historical anecdotes, this work also introduces the remarkable scientists who have shaped our understanding of immune function. Complemented by detailed illustrations and a glossary of key terms, The Logic of Immunity explains how the immune system interacts with other body systems, why some people develop autoimmune diseases while others do not, and how lifestyle factors may activate or suppress the immune system. Explore the enigmatic world of immunity, unlock its secrets, and discover the power it holds to protect our health.

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Delve into the fascinating world of immunology with Dr. Cherayil's The Logic of Immunity. This remarkable book intertwines the intricate mechanisms of the body's defense and health with the author's own experiences and anecdotes—making the complex subject of immunology even more riveting. Whether you are a student, researcher, or simply curious about the body's natural defense system, this is the perfect immunology book for you.

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9
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208
ISBN
9781421447650
Illustration Description
24 line drawings
Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1. Conceptualizing the Immune Response
Chapter 2. Innate Immunity I: The Rapid Response Team
Chapter 3. Innate Immunity II: Sensing Infection
Chapter 4. Adaptive Immunity: Strength in

Preface
Chapter 1. Conceptualizing the Immune Response
Chapter 2. Innate Immunity I: The Rapid Response Team
Chapter 3. Innate Immunity II: Sensing Infection
Chapter 4. Adaptive Immunity: Strength in Diversity
Chapter 5. B Lymphocytes: Antibodies "R" Us
Chapter 6. T Lymphocytes: A Little Help for My Friends
Chapter 7. Immune Dysfunction: When Things Go Wrong
Chapter 8. Conditioning of the Immune System by the Microbiota
Chapter 9. Remembrances of Things Past Haunt the Present
Chapter 10. Harnessing the Function of the Immune System
Chapter 11. Vaccination: The Power of Prevention
Chapter 12. "To Follow Knowledge Like a Sinking Star"
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Glossary
References
Index

Author Bio
Bobby Joseph Cherayil, MD
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Bobby Joseph Cherayil, MD

B. J. Cherayil, MD (LEXINGTON, MA), is a physician-scientist who conducts research on the immune system as a principal investigator in the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also an associate professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, where he codirects two immunology courses and is a member of the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and...