cold stress

Cool Housing Temperature and Cold Stress Linked To Immunosuppression and Increased Tumor Growth in Experimental Animals

Cool Housing Temperature and Cold Stress Linked To Immunosuppression and Increased Tumor Growth in Experimental Animals

In the December 2013 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA Kathleen Kokolus et al., from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY and the US Environmental Protection Agency, NC, demonstrate that a cool ambient housing temperature may affect the outcome of a broad range of experimental endpoints, including […]

Cold-Induced Stress May Promote Chlamydia Genital Infection

Cold-Induced Stress May Promote Chlamydia Genital Infection

A recent study by Tesfaye Belay and Anthony Woart from the School of Arts and Sciences, Bluefield State College, Bluefield, WV, is perhaps the first to document a link between cold (weather) stress and the course of Chlamydia trachomatis infection. This common sexually transmitted infection is known to cause severe complications such as pelvic inflammatory […]

Richard Kvetnansky – 45 years of Stress Research

Richard Kvetnansky – 45 years of Stress Research

SHORT FEATURES and FACES ARTICLE Richard Kvetnansky, M.D., is the head of the Laboratory of Stress Research at the Institute of Experimental Endocrinology, Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, Slovakia. He was a director of the Institute for eight years. Dr. Kvetnansky, an experimental endocrinologist, has performed seminal work in the field of the sympathoadrenal […]

Cold-Induced Sympathoexcitation and Adipokine Profiles in Humans

Cold-Induced Sympathoexcitation and Adipokine Profiles in Humans

A study published in the journal Metabolism suggests that the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and its activation during cold-induced stress activation may play an important role in the regulation of adipokine secretion. Adipose tissue, in tight interconnection with the SNS, has a key role in maintaining energy homeostasis, blood pressure control, immunoregulation, hemostasis, and atherosclerosis. […]

Disease-Environment Interactions: Another Contribution of Louis Pasteur

Disease-Environment Interactions: Another Contribution of Louis Pasteur

Historical Perspectives Threats of bioterrorism have renewed interest in learning more about all aspects of anthrax, particularly its deadly spores. In 1878, Louis Pasteur conducted a famous experiment on the virulence of anthrax bacilli. In so doing, he provided a sound experimental basis for the current day concept of how the environment of humans and […]