A leading expert introduces the revolutionary new science of the immune system with its break-through medical cures and discusses how stress, sleep and ageing affect our health.
Daniel M. Davis is Professor of Immunology at the University of Manchester. His research, using super-resolution microscopy to study immune cell biology, was listed in Discover magazine as one of the top 100 breakthroughs of the year. His previous book, The Compatibility Gene, was longlisted for the 2014 Royal Society Winton Science Book Prize, shortlisted for the Society of Biology Book Prize and described by Bill Bryson in the Guardian's Books of the Year as 'elegantly written and unexpectedly gripping'. He is also the author of over 120 academic papers, collectively cited over 10,000 times, including articles in Nature, Science and Scientific American.
"Thrilling ... An eye-opening tour de force of scientific writing
that reads like the best kind of adventure story" -- Stephen
"One of the best accounts I have yet come across of the nature of biological science ... Daniel Davis's wonderful book recounts in exceptionally clear and sympathetic prose how research into the immune system has resulted in a health revolution" -- Henry Marsh * New Statesman *
"Thoroughly absorbing ... Davis is a wonderful storyteller" -- Bill Bryson
"Terrific ... Davis relates the extraordinary modern developments in supercharging the body's own immune system to fight disease, and one day maybe even eliminate cancer" -- Steven Poole * *****Telegraph *
"Thrilling ... Do not underestimate the importance of immunology. This field relates to you personally" -- Adam Rutherford * Guardian *