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The Resource An epidemic of absence : a new way of understanding allergies and autoimmune diseases, Moises Velasquez-Manoff

An epidemic of absence : a new way of understanding allergies and autoimmune diseases, Moises Velasquez-Manoff

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An epidemic of absence : a new way of understanding allergies and autoimmune diseases
Title
An epidemic of absence
Title remainder
a new way of understanding allergies and autoimmune diseases
Statement of responsibility
Moises Velasquez-Manoff
Title variation
A new way of understanding allergies and autoimmune diseases
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Whether it is asthma, food or pollen allergies, type-1 diabetes, lupus, multiple sclerosis, or Crohn's disease, everyone knows someone who suffers from an allergic or autoimmune disorder. And if it appears that the prevalence of these maladies has increased recently, that's because it has--to levels never before seen in human history. These days no fewer than one in five, and likely more, Americans suffer from one of these ailments. We seem newly, and bafflingly, vulnerable to immune system malfunction. Why? Science writer Moises Velasquez-Manoff explains the latest thinking about this problem and explores the remarkable new treatments in the works. In the past 150 years, improved sanitation, water treatment, and the advent of vaccines and antibiotics have saved countless lives, nearly eradicating diseases that had plagued humanity for millennia. But now, a growing body of evidence suggests that the very steps we took to combat infections also eliminated organisms that kept our bodies in balance. The idea that we have systematically cleaned ourselves to illness challenges deeply entrenched notions about the value of societal hygiene and the harmful nature of microbes. Yet scientists investigating the rampant immune dysfunction in the developed world have inevitably arrived at this conclusion. To address this global "epidemic of absence," they must restore the human ecosystem
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BTCTA
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Velasquez-Manoff, Moises
Dewey number
616.97
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QR181.7
LC item number
.V45 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QW 504
NLM item number
V434e 2012
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  • Immune system
  • Immunologic diseases
  • Allergy
  • Autoimmunity
  • Immune system
  • Immunologic diseases
  • Allergy
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Immune System
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Autoimmune Diseases
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An epidemic of absence : a new way of understanding allergies and autoimmune diseases, Moises Velasquez-Manoff
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-356) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Meet your parasites -- Homo squalidus : the filthy ape -- Island of autoimmunity -- Parasites to heal the gut -- What is asthma for? -- Missing "old friends" -- Mom matters most -- The disappearing microbiota -- Community-wide derangement -- Multiple sclerosis : worms that never come, a tardy virus, and a brain that degenerates -- Modernity's developmental disorder : autism and the superorganism -- Beyond allergy and autoimmunity : inflammation and the diseases of civilization -- The hookworm underground : crowdsourcing "the cure" in an age of immune dysfunction -- Life with the American murderer, and the body's largest organ -- The collapse of the superorganism, and what to do about it
Control code
ocn759912846
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
vii, 385 pages
Isbn
9781439199381
Lccn
2012289041
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9781439199381
  • (OCoLC)759912846
Label
An epidemic of absence : a new way of understanding allergies and autoimmune diseases, Moises Velasquez-Manoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Meet your parasites -- Homo squalidus : the filthy ape -- Island of autoimmunity -- Parasites to heal the gut -- What is asthma for? -- Missing "old friends" -- Mom matters most -- The disappearing microbiota -- Community-wide derangement -- Multiple sclerosis : worms that never come, a tardy virus, and a brain that degenerates -- Modernity's developmental disorder : autism and the superorganism -- Beyond allergy and autoimmunity : inflammation and the diseases of civilization -- The hookworm underground : crowdsourcing "the cure" in an age of immune dysfunction -- Life with the American murderer, and the body's largest organ -- The collapse of the superorganism, and what to do about it
Control code
ocn759912846
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
vii, 385 pages
Isbn
9781439199381
Lccn
2012289041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781439199381
  • (OCoLC)759912846

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