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A History of Modern Immunology: The Path Toward Understanding

A HISTORY OF MODERN IMMUNOLOGY: THE PATH TOWARD UNDERSTANDING

by: Nagy, Zoltan A.
Format: Hardcover

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Product Description A History of Modern Immunology: A Path Toward Understanding describes, analyzes, and conceptualizes several seminal events and discoveries in immunology in the last third of the 20th century, the era when most questions about the biology of the immune system were raised and also found their answers. Written by an eyewitness to this history, the book gives insight into personal aspects of the important figures in the discipline, and its data driven emphasis on understanding will benefit both young and experienced scientists. This book provides a concise introduction to topics including immunological specificity, antibody diversity, monoclonal antibodies, major histocompatibility complex, antigen presentation, T cell biology, immunological tolerance, and autoimmune disease. This broad background of the discipline of immunology is a valuable companion for students of immunology, research and clinical immunologists, and research managers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Review "...lively in part because, at its core, it recognizes the human and subjective side of doing science...constitutes an enthusiastic and warm account of immunological progress...The human engagement in his account makes the scientific issues more understandable, their significance more apparent and fascinating." --Journal of the History of Biology, A History of Modern Immunology "…introduces each of the ten sections with some level of background or historical context, beginning with the discovery of DNA rearrangement in the generation of antibody diversity and finishing with the concepts of immune tolerance and autoimmunity…also explains the significance of specific experiments. Summing Up: Recommended." --Choice, July 2014 "An immunology industry insider surveys the recent history of the branch of life sciences that studies immune system functions and summarizes major discoveries resulting from immunological research conducted since 1970. The chronicle describes the clarification of immunoglobulin structure, the interaction of antibody with antigen, the mechanisms for generation of antibody diversity, the T-cell antigen receptor, and the nature of its ligand.." --ProtoView.com, January 2014 Review The only comprehensive coverage of the history of immunology of the last third of the 20th century From the Back Cover This book summarizes the major events in immunology during the 20th century, an era when most questions about the biology of the immune system were raised and also found their answers. Written by an eye witness, it provides a concise introduction to the following topics: immunological specificity, antibody diversity, monoclonal antibodies, major histocompatibility complex, antigen presentation, T cell biology, immunological tolerance, and autoimmune disease. A History of Modern Immunology provides a broad background of the discipline of immunology by describing, analyzing and conceptualizing a number of seminal discoveries, making it particularly useful for both the young scientist and the more mature. About the Author Dr. Nagy, a world-leading immunologist, previously held positions as Scientific Member of the Basel Institute of Immunology, Deputy Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Biology in Tuebingen, Project Leader in Preclinical Research at Novartis in Basel and most recently as Department Head of Immunology at Hoffmann-La Roche in Nutley. Dr. Nagy's research into the major histocompatibility complex has resulted in over 140 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He's actively contributed to immunology research from 1970 to 2006 and is an author of over 150 research publications (mostly in high impact international journals). He's directly contributed to the majority of sub disciplines, the history of which is described in this book. He personally knows almost all prominent scientists in immunology including 8 Nobel Laureates. This background put him uniquely into the position of writ

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Product Code: 9780124169746
ISBN: 0124169740
Publisher: Academic Press
Publication Date: 2013-11-15
Number of Pages: 356 pages
Languages: english
Edition: 1
Dimension: 6.1 x 0.91 x 9.09 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.55 pounds