Immunology and Immunopathogenesis of Malaria

Immunology and Immunopathogenesis of Malaria-1

J. Langhorne (Ed.) 2005 Malaria is still a major global health problem, killing more than one million people every year. Almost all of these deaths are caused by Plasmodium falciparum, one of the four species of malaria parasites infecting humans. This high burden of mortality falls heavily on sub-Saharan Africa, where over 90% of these deaths are thought to […]

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Immunosenescence

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Graham Pawelec 2007 Human immunosenescence contributes to morbidity and mortality in later life. The age-associated increasing incidence of cancer and cardiovascular disease plateaus at around 80 years of age in industrialised countries, hut death due to infectious disease continues to increase up to 100 years of age and beyond.

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Dietary Components and Immune Function

Dietary Components and Immune Function-1

Edited by Ronald R. Watson Sherma Zibadi Victor R. Preedy 2010 The Strategic Plan of the United States’ National Institute of Health stresses the pursuit of mechanistic studies as an overarching priority. Among the basic mechanisms identified as needing exploration are immune-focused studies. Many dietary components are believed to exert their activities by modulating immune function.

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Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders

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Edited by Henry J. Kaminski 2009 The objective of the second edition of Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders is identical to the first, to provide the clinician and the scientist a common source for understanding the complex disorder, myasthenia gravis (MG). Although the first edition appeared in 2003, there have been surprising advances in the field that recommend […]

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