Immunology: A Short Course

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"Immunology: A Short Course undertakes to cover all the important areas of contemporary immunological knowledge and simultaneously to provide a historical view of the discoveries that have built the groundwork of modern immunological thought. . . . Immunology: A Short Course performs this function admirably, taking advantage of the authors' breadth of knowledge and a contemporary molecular and cellular view of immunology. . . . Immunology: A Short Course complements the broad coverage of immunology as a biological discipline with a full set of clear and attractive illustrations of cellular and molecular details of the immune system. [. . Immunology: A Short Course] offers a valuable balance between classic and contemporary, academic and clinical, and will serve many students, and their teachers well." -David H. Margulies, M.D., Ph.D.
The Fourth Edition of Immunology: A Short Course,completely updated on a chapter-by-chapter basis,contains extensive revisions to reflect the many recent advances in our understanding of immunology. This text contains a thorough introduction to immunology and concludes each chapter with review questions. Among the numerous additional features are clinical case scenarios and new, full-color illustrations that have been specially designed for this edition.
Within this edition, particular emphasis is placed on T-and B-cell responses to antigen, antigen processing and presentation, vaccination technology, immunotherapy, and mechanisms responsible for immune disorders. Immunology: A Short Course, Fourth Edition proves itself to be an invaluable tool by offering the most coherent presentation of topics available. Included in this fully revised new edition:
* Two new chapters on cytokines and immune responses to infection
* Updated case scenarios and review questions
* Accompanying Web site with downloadable illustrations and up-to-date CD and cytokine tables
* Full-color interior with all new figures
Immunology: A Short Course, Fourth Edition is the clear choice when searching for a concise and accessible book in modern immunology.

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The 5th edition of Immunology: A Short Course preserves the original mission of this book by presenting cutting edge core information about the field of immunology. It does this by judiciously and rigorously underscoring essential content with coverage of immunology principles and concepts basic to medicine. The writing style is clear and user-friendly and it will appeal to the medical student audience as well as students in other health science programs and the undergraduate science student population.

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Richard Coico is a professor and chairman of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the City University of New York Medical School. For the past eight years, he has directed the Microbiology and Immunology course taught to medical students, and also participates in the teaching of immunology to graduate students and physician assistant students at CUNY. He is a currently President of the Association of Medical School Microbiology and Immunology Chairs (AMSMIC) and he chairs the AMSMIC Education Committee. His research interests include genomic and proteomic studies aimed at defining epitopes expressed by several human pathogens that bind promiscuously to a variety of class I MHC alleles. His laboratory uses computational immunology (bioinformatic) approaches and database-building to investigate candidate epitopes and to create shared knowledgebases.

Geoffrey Sunshine is a Senior Scientist at the Health Effects Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he reviews research on the biologic effects of air pollutants. He is also a lecturer in the Department of Pathology at Tufts University School of Medicine. For several years, he has directed a course in immunology for graduate dental students at Tufts University Dental School and previously directed a course for veterinary students at Tufts University Veterinary School. Hewas also a member of the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University, doing research in antigen presentation and teaching immunology to medical, graduate, and undergraduate students.

Eli Benjamini is a professor emeritus of immunology in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the School of Medicine of the University of California at Davis. Dr. Benjamini has taught immunology to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, as well as having served for 10 years as Chairman of the Graduate Program of Immunology on the Davis campus—a program that he was instrumental in forming. His research interests include the immunobiology of protein antigens, mechanisms of immune regulation, and principles of synthetic vaccine.

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