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Dying to Live: How our Bodies Fight Disease

By: Marion D Kendall

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Sep 1998 | #85653 | ISBN: 0521584795
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A fascinating introduction to how we defend ourselves against infection and disease using an incredible array of natural defences. The various ways that our immune system battles against bacteria, viruses and other disease agents are excitingly brought to life. A picture emerges of an immense war inside us where millions of our cells are destroyed while fighting off invaders. Aimed at the general reader with enthusiasm for an understanding of our immune system but not necessarily a scientific background.

'Dying to Live is a testimony to Kendall's clarity and pragmatism.' The Lancet '! an excellent booklet which we recommend highly !' Cellular and Molecular Biology '! a very readable popular science book.' British Society for Developmental Biology


Introduction; Acknowledgements; Part I. Recognition: 1. Molecules of distinction; 2. Distinctive families; 3. Patterns of life; Part II. Reaction: 4. Repelling invaders; 5. The fight begins; 6. The main campaigns; Part III. Recovery: 7. Life after death; 8. Survival of the fittest; 9. Struggle for survival; 10. The new millennium; Glossary; Index.

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