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BrainImmune.com brings the latest developments, concepts and conceptual frameworks in neuroendocrine immunology and stress-immune interactions. Narrowing down the information and conceptual gap at the interface of neurosciences and immunology, our major goal is to promote the advancement, communication and collaborations in this new interdisciplinary field. We are not salespeople. We are scientists and health professionals […]

Are children with growth hormone (GH) deficiency more susceptible to pneumococcal disease?

Are children with growth hormone (GH) deficiency more susceptible to pneumococcal disease?

GIGA-I3 Immunoendocrinology Laboratory (ULiège) recently delivered compelling results from fundamental research on mouse models. Vincent Geenen’s Immunoendocrinology Laboratory at GIGA-I3 has obtained important data that could have an impact on the monitoring of children with growth hormone (GH) deficiency. These results have just been published in two successive publications, Frontiers in Endocrinology(1) and Frontiers in […]

The Physiology of Immunity

The Physiology of Immunity (Comparative Immunology) provides an overview of the immune system and integrates physiology and immunology, outlining the effects of the neuroendocrine system on immunity, and comparing the neuroendocrine-immune function of a variety of species. Neuroendocrine-immunology or immunophysiology has become a highly visible and fast-growing area in modern inter-disciplinary research. This book’s sections […]

Brain Superautoantigens: Connections between Immune and Neural Repertoires

Brain Superautoantigens: Connections between Immune and Neural Repertoires

Opinion Article Introduction Although human cells express a quasi-infinite number of potential autoantigens, only a limited range of the human “self” antigen library is actually targeted by pathological autoimmunity. Accordingly, the clinical expression of human autoimmunity is essentially restricted to relatively few stereotyped disorders including psoriasis, diabetes, vitiligo, thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. Thus, […]

Neuroendocrine-Immunology Progress and Development Stories: 2016 in Review

Neuroendocrine-Immunology Progress and Development Stories: 2016 in Review

Editorial Neuroendocrine-immunology has achieved substantial progress and growth over the last year. As the BrainImmune mission is to promote the advancement of this research field, it is becoming a tradition to recapitulate the latest developments in this relatively new interdisciplinary area that bridges neurosciences and immunology. Note that this is not a complete list, but […]

2015 Bringing Some Major Advances in Neuroendocrine Immunology

2015 Bringing Some Major Advances in Neuroendocrine Immunology

Editorial In 2003, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA, launched the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research, marking the renaissance in interdisciplinary research, and outlining new perspectives of cutting-edge 21st century work that crosses disciplines. The ‘interdisciplinary research’, as per the Roadmap, was defined as “integrating the analytical strengths of two or more […]