book review

Takotsubo (Stress) Cardiomyopathy, an Issue of Heart Failure Clinics

Takotsubo (Stress) Cardiomyopathy, an Issue of Heart Failure Clinics is authored by Eduardo Bossone and Raimund Erbel, and published by Elsevier. Stress-induced cardiomyopathy, also known as “Takotsubo” cardiomyopathy, broken heart syndrome and apical ballooning syndrome, was first described in Japan, in 1990, by Sato et al. Stress-induced cardiomyopathy represents a transient left ventricle systolic dysfunction […]

Neuro-Endocrine Basis of Immune Modulation: in Response to Stress and Relaxation

The Neuro-Endocrine Basis of Immune Modulation is authored by Nazmul Haque, Mahbub E Sobhani and Asif Ahmed, and published by VDM Verlag Dr. Müller. Traditional medical science has kept the mind separate from the body. In particular, neurosciences and immunology developed independently for many years, and thus, the question of how the brain communicates with […]

The Handbook of Stress Science: Biology, Psychology, and Health

The Handbook of Stress Science is edited by Richard Contrada, PhD and Andrew Baum PhD, and published by Springer Publishing Company. In 1919, Dr. Tohru Ishigami of Japan published an article ‘The influence of psychic acts on the progress of pulmonary tuberculosis’, which appeared in the American Review of Tuberculosis. Ishigami was probably the first […]

Handbook of Stress and the Brain

Handbook of Stress and the Brain is published by Elsevier and authored by Thomas Steckler, N.H. Kalin and J.M.H.M. Reul. Psychological stress has been linked to a pro-inflammatory response in the brain characterized by a complex release of several inflammatory mediators such as cytokines, prostanoids and free radicals. Such response might contribute to cell damage […]

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 […]

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? […]

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