By Anthony R. Rees
The Antibody Molecule follows the intense trip of the medics and scientists who formed the process clinical advances within the box of immunology. one of many oldest of the scientific sciences, immunology has a heritage that has visible chemists, physicists and biologists alike looking to get to the bottom of the main complicated process within the human physique open air the mind. This ebook charts its interesting background, from the genetic foundation of antibody range, in the course of the realizing of the mechanism wherein the immune system's first line of defence works, to breakthroughs in crystallography and the exploitation of immunoglobulins as healing systems to regard melanoma, irritation and allergy.
Tracing the advancements in immunology in chronological order, Professor Antony R. Rees provides the historic contexts of the sessions in wealthy aspect, bringing them to existence with fees and illustrations. This interesting booklet examines the literature of the time, turning issues, and controversies. A needs to learn for immunologists and lifestyles scientists, in addition to historians of technological know-how and medication.
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