As a researcher in life sciences, it is often difficult to untangle the signalling pathways underlying different pathologies – especially in particularly complex diseases. This book makes it so much simpler to identify individual molecules and understand their role in a disease, which is perfect for researchers and academics. Each chapter approaches a different biological system and contains a number of relevant, but distinct health conditions, e.g. glaucoma in ‘Diseases of the eye’. There are enlightening introductions and helpful glossaries for each condition, before the key signalling pathways are explored through bright and colourful diagrams.

I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who works on disease pathology or cell biology as it is immensely useful both for deepening understanding and for quickly checking the role of a molecule in a specific disease. The writing is clear and concise and supported by beautiful diagrams; while the subjects are comprehensively covered, each section is a manageable chunk and it is very easy to quickly navigate the text. Overall, this book is a must-have for those interested in cell signalling and would make a great addition to an academic bookshelf!