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How to make a vaccine : an essential guide for COVID-19 and beyond / John Rhodes.

Rhodes, John, 1947- (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Perry Co PL - Tell City Main Library 614.5 RHO (Text) 70621000231488 Adult - New Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780226792514
  • Physical Description: 170 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Understand the Virus -- Explore the Immune System -- Discover a Vaccine -- Develop Vaccines -- Evaluate the Contenders -- Don't Count on the Magic Bullet -- Overcome the Hurdles -- Embrace Many Solutions.
Summary, etc.:
"The author, John Rhodes, is a distinguished expert in vaccine discovery and development who was director of strategy in immunology at GlaxoSmithKline. In this book, he aims to combine his lifetime's experience in both academic and industrial spheres, his passionate interest in the history of immunology and vaccination, and his proven ability to explain the underlying science to uninitiated readers. This is a short book that takes a long view. The principles of vaccination have remained the same from the start of the vaccine story, and some strong contenders in today's race for a COVID-19 vaccine have stepped straight out of history in a re-invented form, and are just as likely to succeed as the latest gene-based candidates (the subject of Rhodes's own work on vaccines). While providing this historical backdrop, Rhodes explains the fundamentals of the science, revealing the unifying principles shaping the race and the intriguing details of vaccine discovery - an area beyond the reach of magazine and newspaper articles. This is, Rhodes says, what drives and motivates all vaccine researchers, and it is this intellectual excitement that he wants now to share with general readers"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: COVID-19 (Disease)
Vaccines.

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