George Chrousos and stress

Immunoendocrinology in Health and Disease

The first part of Immunoendocrinology in Health and Disease (pp. 1-415) is devoted to the fundamental aspects of the interactions between the adaptive immune system and the endocrine system. After a global view of immunological development and biology, 19 chapters extensively present the state of knowledge about the influence upon the immune response exerted by […]

The Association of Body Composition and Novel Bioimpedance Measurements with Chronic Stress and Inflammation Biomarkers

The Association of Body Composition and Novel Bioimpedance Measurements with Chronic Stress and Inflammation Biomarkers

A recent study by Constantine Tsigos et al., published in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation (EJCI) indicates that the presence of ‘medically unexplainable symptoms’ (MUS) is an index of chronic stress and inflammation, and that advanced bioimpedance analysis may provide a useful, bloodless and rapid tool in the clinical setting. Chronic stress plays two […]

George P. Chrousos – 30 years of Stress Research

George P. Chrousos – 30 years of Stress Research

SHORT FEATURES and FACES ARTICLE George P. Chrousos is professor and chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the Athens University Medical School, and Distinguished Visiting Scientist, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), NIH, Bethesda, Maryland. He was for many years Section Chief, and later Branch Chief of the Pediatric and Reproductive […]

Stress and Disorders of the Stress System

Stress and Disorders of the Stress System

A recent article published in Nature Reviews Endocrinology provides a brief but comprehensive overview on the conceptual evolution, and current understanding of homeostasis and the pathogenic disturbances that are associated with stress and the disorders of the stress system. Homeostasis, a term coined by the American physiologist Walter Cannon in the beginning of the 20th […]