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BrainImmune AboutBrainImmune: Trends in Neuroendocrine Immunology features up-to-date and cutting edge information on the brain- and stress-immune interactions and their impact on health and disease.

Here, concise summaries and overviews of basic and clinical research describe how the brain and the immune system ‘talk’ to each other in order to maintain homeostasis.

BrainImmune, the first online resource in the broad interdisciplinary field of neuroendocrine immunology, is written and produced collaboratively by scientists and experts in the field from all around the world. We bring the latest developments in neuroendocrine immunology, covering new & advanced conceptual frameworks in this field.

Our resource draws together concepts and ideas scattered in hundreds of scientific journals and derived from thousands of articles that impinge in some way on integrative neuroendocrine immunology and immunophysiology.

The stress research field is growing at an astonishing rate. Moreover, recent research indicates that stress hormones affect all components of human immunity, whereas the stress-induced immune dysfunction is related to many human diseases.

With over 120 stress-related articles and posts this also is the first online resource providing expert opinions and viewpoints in the stress-immunity research area.

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Figure 1. Neuroendocrine-immunology fundamental, clinical and pharmacological potential and implications.

PHILOSOPHY

The brain and the immune system, or the ‘supersystems’ (T. Tada, 1997), are the two major adaptive systems of the body. The immune system, however, has been often regarded as autonomous, and the question of how the brain communicates with the immune system remained enigmatic until fairly recently.

Neuroendocrine immunology is a new interdisciplinary field that bridges together neurosciences and immunology, and possesses a great fundamental, clinical and pharmacological potential (Figure 1).

The more we share knowledge, the easier it is to break down barriers between scientific areas. More than that, we can speed up innovation and the interdisciplinary ‘cross-talk’ between neurosciences and immunology, the two largest research fields that are vital to biomedical advances in a wide range of human diseases.

MISSION

BrainImmune is aimed to narrow the information and conceptual gap at the interface of neurosciences and immunology.

Our mission is to promote the advancement, communication and collaborations in neuroendocrine immunology and stress-immunity research, and to speed up innovation in this vast inter-disciplinary area.


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