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How Pathogenic Viruses Work

How Pathogenic Viruses Work - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0763720827

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ISBN13: 978-0763720827
ISBN10: 0763720828
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Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
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How Pathogenic Viruses Work - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0763720827

Lauren Sompayrac

ISBN13: 978-0763720827
ISBN10: 0763720828
Cover type:
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

How Pathogenic Viruses Work is a concise summary of the basics of virology written in an understandable and entertaining manner. The book is composed of nine lectures covering the essential elements of virus-host interactions with descriptive graphics, helpful mnemonic tactics for retaining the concepts, and brief lecture reviews. This is an ideal text for medical, science, and nursing students who want a review, or simple explanation, of virology.

  • Provides a succinct and simple overview of how viruses work.
  • Text follows a course structure, with the information divided into nine "lectures".
  • Brief review of preceding lecture at the beginning of each lecture.
  • Key concepts are highlighted, and there is a glossary of terms and abbreviations.
  • Pictures and mnemonic devices enable readers to retain key concepts.

Author Bio

Sompayrac, Lauren :

Dr. Lauren Sompayrac was born in Jacksonville, Florida, on September 4, 1941. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received a B.S. degree in physics in 1963, and a Ph.D. degree in elementary particle physics in 1969. After two years of postdoctoral research in particle physics, he moved to Copenhagen where he was a Postdoctoral Fellow for two years at the Microbiology Institute. Returning to the United States in 1973, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Pathology at the Harvard Medical School where he studied tumor viruses. In 1976, he moved to the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado to continue his work on tumor viruses, eventually rising to the rank of Research Professor before his retirement in 1998. In retirement, he writes science books, and is the author of How the Immune System Works, published by Blackwell Science in 1999.

Table of Contents

Lecture 0. How To Use This Book
Part I. Fathoming The Mind Of A Virus
Lecture 1. Viral Origins And Lifestyles
Lecture 2. Host Defenses

Part II. The Bug Parade
Lecture 3. Viruses We Inhale
Lecture 4. Viruses We Eat
Lecture 5. Viruses We Get From Mom
Lecture 6. Viruses We Get By Intimate Physical Contact
Lecture 7. Emerging Viruses

Part III. Augmenting Host Defenses
Lecture 8. Vaccines
Lecture 9. Antiviral Drugs

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