Covering all the basic and clinical concepts you need to know for your coursework and USMLEs,Immunology, 9th Edition,
offers a well-illustrated, carefully structured approach to this
complex and fast-changing field. Carefully edited and authored by
experts in both teaching and research, it provides cutting-edge, consistent coverage that links the laboratory and clinical practice.
A user-friendly, color-coded format, including key concept boxes,
explanatory diagrams, and nearly 200 photos to help you visually grasp
and retain challenging concepts.
Explains the building blocks of the immune system - cells,
organs, and major receptor molecules - as well as initiation and actions
of the immune response, especially in a clinical context.
Features a reorganized format that presents immunology in the
order in which is typically taught and learned, better integrating basic
and clinical immunology.
Provides Critical Thinking boxes, chapter-opening summaries, and case-based and USMLE-style questions that provide effective review and quick practice for exams - plus more learning opportunities online, including USMLE-style questions and clinical cases.
New To This Edition:
Includes extensive updates to clinical information, including recent clinical approaches in cancer immunology, transplantation, autoimmunity, hypersensitivity, and more.
Covers new topics such as innate lymphoid cells,
antibody-based therapies and antibody engineering, innate immunity and
its components, the genetics of immunologically-based diseases and
personalized medicine, and immunotherapeutic agents for the treatment of