Basic Immunology, Updated Edition 2006-2007: with STUDENT CONSULT Access

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9781416029748: Basic Immunology, Updated Edition 2006-2007: with STUDENT CONSULT Access

The Updated 2nd Edition of this popular text emphasizes the fundamental concepts and principles of human immunology that students need to know, without overwhelming them with extraneous material. It leads the reader to a firm understanding of basic principles, using full-color illustrations; short, easy-to-read chapters; color tables that summarize key information clinical cases; and much more―all in a conveniently sized volume that's easy to carry.

  • Presents all of the most important principles that govern the function of the immune system.
  • Extrapolates key concepts from the vast amount of experimental data that has emerged.
  • Focuses on the cellular interactions in immune responses rather than describing in detail many of the underlying biochemical and molecular mechanisms.
  • Emphasizes immune responses in human rather than experimental animals, drawing upon parallels with experimental situations only when necessary.
  • Uses clear, crisp illustrations, diagrams, figures, charts and tables to highlight important principles.
  • Illustrates how the principles of immunology may be applied to common human diseases through clinical cases in the Appendix.
  • Features an easy-to-read layout; summarizes chapter content in bulleted lists accompanied by review questions; and offers a list of selected readings.
  • Includes access to www.studentconsult.com, an innovative website that allows you to build a personalized, fully integrated, online library, where you'll find...
  • The entire contents of every STUDENT CONSULT title you purchase.
  • Integration links to bonus content in other STUDENT CONSULT titles.
  • Powerful search capabilities- View all excerpts relevant to keyword or subject searches (up to 300 words per hit) from every book in the series.
  • Image library
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  • Student resources- Sharpen your skills, stay informed, and have fun!
  • More!
  • Incorporates all of the scientific advances that are expanding the knowledge base in this rapidly evolving field - including emerging topics such as regulatory T cells and tolerance and autoimmunity.
  • Updated suggested reading list.

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About the Author:

Abul K. Abbas, MBBS, Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California

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BASIC IMMUNOLOGY: FUNCTIONS AND DISORDERS OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM – 2ND UPDATED EDITION

ABUL K. ABBAS & ANDREW H. LICHTMAN

Reviewed by Dr. Anita Chandra, SpR in Immunology, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge on behalf of the Royal College of Pathology – www.rcpath.org

Having been a great fan of the other Abbas and Lichtman book, Cellular and Molecular Immunology (2005), I was extremely keen to see that the ‘baby’ version was like and it has not failed to impress me.

Each chapters is written in a concise and easy to read format and as the book is small and compact one can imagine that it is easy for a medical student to carry it around and read a chapter / case whilst waiting for a supervisor to appear.

The main strength of the book is that there are excellent tabulated diagrams and tables accompanying the text which compliment the prose and make it easier to visualise the various immunological processes. At the end of each chapter is a brief summary of the key points followed by a few suggested essay questions for students. If you are anything like me and leave revision very much until the last moment, you will find the summaries and questions a godsend.

The authors aim this squarely at undergraduates as an introductory text and to this end they have succeeded in writing what will undoubtedly become a student must-have text.

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