The Compatibility Gene: How Our Bodies Fight Disease, Attract Others, and Define Our Selves

The Compatibility Gene: How Our Bodies Fight Disease, Attract Others, and Define Our Selves

by Daniel Davis

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ISBN-13: 9780199316410
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 596,795
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Daniel M. Davis, PhD, is a distinguished immunologist whose work has established new concepts on how immune cells communicate with each other, how immune cells recognize disease, and how viruses spread between cells. He is currently Professor of Immunology at the University of Manchester, UK, where he is the Director of Research at the Manchester Collaborative Center for Inflammation Research. Davis pioneered the use of microscopy to help visualize key molecular components of immune responses. His work helped establish a new concept of how immune cells communicate with each other and how they recognize disease. He has published over 100 academic papers, including papers in Nature and Science, collectively cited over 6,000 times. He was the recipient of a Lister Prize in 2005, a Wolfson Royal Society Merit Award in 2008, and became a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2011.

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I: Human Compatibility - A Scientific Revolution
1. Frankenstein's holy trinity
2. Self and non-self
3. Dead but alive in parts
4. A crystal clear answer at last

PART II: The Frontier of Compatibility Research
5. Differences between us that matter
6. Pathfinders
7. Missing self

PART III: The Overarching System
8. Sex and smelly T-shirts
9. Secrets of the mind
10. The footprints of your existence
Epilogue: What makes you so special?

Acknowledgements
References and Notes
Index

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Vietnam1968 5 months ago
Good Insight on Why Certain People get Disease or Cancer Daniel Davis provides an interesting view on why some people who acquire the Hepatitis C virus can clear it without getting a Hepatitis C infection, or why some people have less risk of getting cancer. He also explains tranplant rejection and why certain women have miscarriages due to the genes we have.