About

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. The Site brings the latest developments in neuroendocrine immunology, covering new & advanced conceptual frameworks in this field.

BrainImmune is written collaboratively by experts in the field from all around the world. The Site 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.

SCOPE

BrainImmune, written and produced by scientists, is one of the very few research-focused Web resources in the world – it is the first online resource in neuroendocrine-immunology, and with over 120 stress-related articles and posts, the first reference providing expert opinions and viewpoints in the stress-immunity research area.

We cover:

  • The fundamental and clinical aspects of neuroendocrine-immunology.
  • The neuro-immune dysfunction in allergy, autoimmunity, cancer, obesity and cardiovascular diseases, CFS, fibromyalgia, Alzheimer’s, autism and depression.
  • Stress in pregnancy and childhood, and the stress-induced immune dysfunction in human immune/inflammatory diseases, infections, asthma, cancer, dementia, etc.

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.

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.