Books

Book reviews and info about the content & scope of published books in the field

Inflammation and Immunity in Depression: Basic Science and Clinical Applications

Inflammation and Immunity in Depression is edited by Bernhard Baune and published by Academic Press. Evidence accumulated in the last 2-3 decades indicates that inflammation is an important pathogenic factor in depression. Also, some forms of depression are related to sustained increases in circulating proinflammatory cytokines. Inflammation and Immunity in Depression: Basic Science and Clinical […]

Neuro-Immuno-Gastroenterology

Neuro-Immuno-Gastroenterology is edited by Cris S. Constantinescu, Rāzvan I. Arsenescu and Violeta Arsenescu, and published by Springer. This book addresses important issues regarding the interaction between the nervous system, the immune system, and the digestive system. Gut flora has a profound influence on the shaping of the immune response, not only in the gastrointestinal system […]

Insights to Neuroimmune Biology 2nd Edition

Insights to Neuroimmune Biology is edited by Istvan Berczi, and published by Elsevier. This book discusses the systemic regulatory network, coordination, organization, and interpretation of the rapidly accumulating knowledge on the topic of neuroimmune biology, with an ultimate goal of helping readers understand the function of higher organisms, including man, in their entire complexity. This […]

Neuroimmunity: A New Science That Will Revolutionize How We Keep Our Brains Healthy and Young

Neuroimmunity: A New Science That Will Revolutionize How We Keep Our Brains Healthy and Young is authored by Michal Schwartz and Olle Lindvall, and published by Yale University Press. In the past, the brain was considered an autonomous organ, self-contained and completely separate from the body’s immune system. But over the past twenty years, neuroimmunologist […]

Brain Immune System Signal Molecules in Protection from Aerobic and Anaerobic Infections (Advances in Neurobiology)

Brain Immune System Signal Molecules in Protection from Aerobic and Anaerobic Infections is authored by Armen A. Galoyan, and publisher by Springer; 2012 edition. Proline-rich polypeptides – in particular (PRP-1) galarmin and its structural analogues – are, when isolated from the neurosecretory granules of neurohypophysis of humans and animals, a new type of hypothalamic peptides. […]

The Neuroimmunological Basis of Behavior and Mental Disorders

The Neuroimmunological Basis of Behavior and Mental Disorders is published by Springer and edited by Allan Siegel, Ph.D. and Steven S. Zalcman, Ph.D. Neurosciences and immunology developed independently for many years, and thus, the question of how the brain communicates with the immune system remained enigmatic until fairly recently. The immune system has been regarded […]

Stress, Trauma and Synaptic Plasticity

Stress, Trauma and Synaptic Plasticity, 1st edition, 2018 is authored by Maxwell Bennett and Jim Lagopoulos and published by Springer. Stress, Trauma and Synaptic Plasticity presents the latest state of knowledge on grey matter changes in the brain following stress and trauma. Where do these changes take place and what are the underlying molecular mechanisms? […]

Cytokines, Stress, and Depression (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)

Cytokines, Stress, and Depression is edited by Robert Dantzer, Emmanuelle E. Wollmann and Raz Yirmiya, and published by Springer. Cytokines had been characterized in the early eighties as communication mole­cules between immune cells, and between immunocytes and other peripheral cells, such as fibroblasts and endothelial cells. They play a key role in the regulation of […]

Glucocorticoid Signaling: From Molecules to Mice to Man

Glucocorticoid Signaling: From Molecules to Mice to Man (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology) is published by Springer; 1st ed. 2015 edition, and edited by Jen-Chywan Wang and Charles Harris. Glucocorticoids, the steroid hormones secreted from the zona fasciculata of the adrenal cortex, play an important role in the maintenance of internal homeostasis by influencing […]

Hormone Imbalance Syndrome: America’s Silent Plague

The Hormone Imbalance Syndrome is written by Benoit Tano, M.D., Ph.D and published by Integrative Medical Press (IMP). Obesity is the number one killer in the United States and, increasingly, the world. It kills in silence and indirectly, standing as the root cause of a great many of the diseases treated by healthcare providers, including […]