The Beautiful Cure

The Beautiful Cure

The New Science of Human Health

Summary

Understand how our immune system fights disease and enables the body to heal itself.

'Thrilling... Reads like the best kind of adventure story' STEPHEN FRY
'Excellent' TIM SPECTOR, Sunday Times bestselling author of Spoon-Fed

Here, Professor Daniel Davis charts the groundbreaking scientific quest to understand how it fights disease and enables the body to heal itself. He explains how it is affected by stress, sleep, age and our state of mind, and reveals how all of this knowledge is now unlocking a revolutionary approach to medicine and well-being.

The Beautiful Cure tells a dramatic story of detective work and discovery, of puzzles solved and of the mysteries that remain, and of lives sacrificed and saved.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE

'Wonderful... recounts in exceptionally clear and sympathetic prose how research into the immune system has resulted in a health revolution' HENRY MARSH

'Thoroughly absorbing... Davis is a wonderful storyteller' BILL BRYSON

Reviews

  • Thrilling ... An eye-opening tour de force of scientific writing that reads like the best kind of adventure story
    Stephen Fry

About the author

Daniel M Davis

Daniel M. Davis is Professor of Immunology at the University of Manchester and author of two previous books: The Beautiful Cure, shortlisted for the 2018 Royal Society Science Book Prize and a book of the year in The Times, Telegraph and New Scientist, and The Compatibility Gene, longlisted for the 2014 Royal Society Science Book Prize and shortlisted for the Society of Biology Book Prize. His research, using super-resolution microscopy to study the immune system, was listed in Discover magazine as one of the top 100 breakthroughs of the year. He is also the author of over 140 academic papers, collectively cited over 13,000 times, including articles in Nature, Science and Scientific American.
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