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Medical Virology 8

  • Luis M. de la Maza
  • Ellena M. Peterson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ann L. Warford, Evan Steinberg
    Pages 1-21
  3. Ann M. Arvin, Wayne M. Sullender, Francois Boucher, Pamela S. Diaz, Paul A. Hensleigh, Charles G. Prober
    Pages 41-71
  4. Bonino Ferruccio, Brunetto Maurizia Rossana, Rosina Floriano, Oliveri Filippo
    Pages 73-86
  5. Victor De Gruttola, William Bennett
    Pages 121-134
  6. George N. Pavlakis, Barbara K. Felber, Connie M. Wright, Christos Cladaras, Margarita Hadzopouloucladaras, Angelos Athanassopoulos
    Pages 151-159
  7. Charles J. Gauntt, Elmer K. Godeny, C. William Lutton, Helen M. Arizpe, Nora M. Crapman, Steven M. Tracy et al.
    Pages 161-182
  8. Phyllis R. Flomenberg, Marshall S. Horwitz
    Pages 183-212
  9. Stephen Martin, Barry T. Rouse
    Pages 239-266
  10. S. S. Kalter, R. L. Heberling, M. Banach, B. Judson, C. Gleaves, C. Fraser et al.
    Pages 267-313
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 315-331

About these proceedings

Introduction

No other area of biology has grown as fast and become as relevant over the last decade as virology. It is with no little amount of amaze­ ment, that the more we learn about fundamental biological questions and mechanisms of diseases, the more obvious it becomes that viruses perme­ ate all facets of our lives. While on one hand viruses are known to cause acute and chronic, mild and fatal, focal and generalized diseases, on the other hand, they are used as tools for gaining an understanding of the structure and function of higher organisms, and as vehicles for carrying protective or curative therapies. The wide scope of approaches to different biological and medical virological questions was well rep­ resented by the speakers that participated in this year's Symposium. While the epidemic by the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 continues to spread without hope for much relief in sight, intriguing questions and answers in the area of diagnostics, clinical manifestations and therapeutical approaches to viral infections are unveiled daily. Let us hope, that with the increasing awareness by our society of the role played by viruses, not only as causative agents of diseases, but also as models for better understanding basic biological principles, more efforts and resources are placed into their study. Luis M. de la Maza Irvine, California Ellena M.

Keywords

biology diagnostics diseases immunodeficiency infection therapy virology virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Luis M. de la Maza
    • 1
  • Ellena M. Peterson
    • 1
  1. 1.Irvine Medical CenterUniversity of CaliforniaOrangeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-0891-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-0893-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-0891-9
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