About the book
Published by Bodley Head
What if the cure to cancer, arthritis and the common cold already exists? What if it’s already inside of our bodies, waiting to be unlocked? In The Beautiful Cure, leading immunologist Professor Daniel Davis describes the scientific quest to understand how the immune system works – and how it is affected by stress, sleep, age and our state of mind – and explains how this knowledge is now unlocking a revolutionary new approach to medicine and wellbeing.
The Beautiful Cure tells a dramatic story of detective work and discovery, of puzzles solved and of the mysteries that remain, of lives sacrificed and saved, introducing the reader to this revelatory new understanding of the human body and what it takes to be healthy.
About the author
Daniel M. Davis is Professor of Immunology at the University of Manchester. His research, using super-resolution microscopy to study immune cell biology, was listed in Discover magazine as one of the top 100 breakthroughs of the year. His previous book, The Compatibility Gene, was longlisted for the 2014 Royal Society Winton Science Book Prize and shortlisted for the Society of Biology Book Prize. He is also the author of over 120 academic papers, collectively cited over 10,000 times, including articles in Nature, Science and Scientific American.