Toru Abo, M.D., Ph.D. was born 1947 in northern Japan of Aomori. Prof. Abo is a medical doctor and a professor of Niigata University School of Medicine. He holds a Ph.D. from Tohoku University School of Medicine. While studying at Alabama University in 1980, he created "Leu-7," a monoclonal antibody against NK cell antigen CD57. He also discovered extrathymic T cells in 1989, and in 1996 the solution to the mechanism of white cells controlled by the autonomic nerves, among other medical achievements to stun the world's medical community. Books by Prof. Abo includes "Medicine and Illnesses" (Iwanami Shoten), "Two (and Only Two) Reasons Why We Get Sick" (Kodansha, Ltd.) and a best seller, "Your Immune Revolution" (Kodansha International).