Personal Experiences During Discoveries in Schistosomiasis

Kusel, J.R., Vieira, L., Harnett, W., Ruppel, A., Cioli, D., Doenhoff, M., Colley, D., Coelho, P.M.Z., Wilson, R.A. and Cox, E.G. (2019) Personal Experiences During Discoveries in Schistosomiasis. Peertechz Publications. ISBN 9788194305736 (doi:10.17352/ebook10114)

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Abstract

The life and work of Leiper and Leishman was celebrated in a Symposium in January 2016 (Glasgow Encounters with Tropical diseases). This symposium has stimulated us to record our personal experiences in our research in schistosomiasis and other parasites which for all scientists herein has occupied a lifetime. Our aim is to show the way research ϐlourishes or ϐlounders and the different emotions which discoveries can generate. The role of serendipity is well represented. The scientiϐic themes are described in some detail and include the host antigen hypothesis, the surface membrane, the hygiene hypothesis, the immunology of human infections, heterologous and concomitant immunity, snail control and immunity, mechanisms of drug action, the excretory system, the oesophagus and feeding of the adult worm, immuno-diagnosis and vaccine production. We conclude that the awe and wonder about the living parasite and its interaction with the host is a major element in the experiences of the scientists involved. Students and close colleagues also play essential roles.

Item Type:Books
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Harnett, Professor William and Kusel, Dr John
Authors: Kusel, J.R., Vieira, L., Harnett, W., Ruppel, A., Cioli, D., Doenhoff, M., Colley, D., Coelho, P.M.Z., Wilson, R.A., and Cox, E.G.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Publisher:Peertechz Publications
ISBN:9788194305736
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Kusel JR et al.
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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