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Body Messages

The Quest for the Proteins of Cellular Communication

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$42.00 • £33.95 • €38.00

ISBN 9780674088948

Publication Date: 09/26/2016

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296 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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Reading this work will keep the reader current on a substantial number of recent, important studies on cell-to-cell information transfer. The reader will enjoy the personal essays and then want to read more about the scientific contributions. It is fascinating to find a work that is genuinely informative and also a joy to read. No matter the nature of the reader’s background, he or she will learn an immense amount of information from this book.—F. W. Yow, Choice

From the way our brain thinks to how our body fights germs, the wonders of human life are fundamentally about how our cells and tissues interact. This book is a tour de force about how this communication happens. Examined with passion and insight, a wondrous and important story unfolds about how the human body really works above and beyond the level of individual genes and cells.—Daniel M. Davis, author of The Compatibility Gene

The scholarship in the book is truly impressive. The interviews are revealing portraits of accomplished scientists. The writing style is lucid and purged of jargon so as to be intelligible to non-scientists. All in all this is a valuable and eminently readable record of the birth and development of a field that has had a dramatic impact on human health.—Scott Durum, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute

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