The Magical Molecules of Health.


I.M. Kvetnoy, S.S. Konovalov. Saint Petersburg. 2004. 218 pages.

Dr Sergey Konovalov, author of the series ‘Books that Heal’, inaugurates a new series with this book. After many years of scientific work, Doctor Konovalov, along with other scientific colleagues, decided to make accessible to the wider circle of readers the outcomes of investigations of those scientists whose works are mostly devoted to matters relating to the health and well-being of man. The aim of this ‘round table’ is to present in a clear way the advanced methods of the scientific research and the most interesting and important discoveries in modern biology and medicine. This book presents the initiation, development and achievements of neuroimmunoendocrinology – the science that is dedicated to studying the mechanisms of regulation of the life processes of an organism with the help of hormones: ‘magical molecules’. The authors recount in a captivating way the most important and notable milestones in the history of this young science, and the basic groups of hormones as well as their influence on human health and the possibilities for their use in medicine.

S. S. Konovalov