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Resources and Material for Lecturers and Students - Immunology (University level)
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La conexión entre la mente y el sistema inmune (o la psicología profunda de la enfermedad)

La conexión entre la mente y el sistema inmune (o la psicología profunda de la enfermedad) | Immunology for University Students | Scoop.it
Sabemos actualmente que nuestros estados de ánimo se reflejan directamente en nuestra salud. La eudaimonia, o la felicidad que viene del alma, parece ser clave para regular nuestro sistema inmune. Encontrar la eudaimonia, sin embargo, significa hacerle caso a nuestro demonio personal
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La psiconeuroinmunología es apasionante. Lo "sientes" antes de tener síntomas...

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Immune System Strongly Tied to Children's Brain Development

Immune System Strongly Tied to Children's Brain Development | Immunology for University Students | Scoop.it

A young child’s immune system appears to have a significant effect on his or her brain development, according to a new study from the University of Virginia School of Medicine (UVA).

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“What is of the most interest and of a great novelty is the fact that [inflammation-fighting cytokines] have positive correlation with cognitive function. My lab published results showing that these IL-4 cytokines are required for proper brain function in mice, and this work from Dr. Petri’s lab completely independently shows similar correlation in humans.”


Link to the BMC publication http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2431/14/50/abstract 

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Unraveling the Influence of Gut Microbes on the Mind and Mood

Unraveling the Influence of Gut Microbes on the Mind and Mood | Immunology for University Students | Scoop.it
Within the last decade, the phrase “gut feelings” has taken on a whole new meaning. Traditionally, scientists have focused on the role of the central nervous system in regulating our moods and behaviors, but a paradigm shift is afoot, with new research revealing a unique role of our gut...
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A seminal study published in 2004 provided some of the first evidence of bidirectional interaction between gut bacteria and the brain, demonstrating that germ-free (GF) mice without commensal microorganisms have an exaggerated response to stress, accompanied by altered brain chemistry and elevated stress hormones, which could be normalized by administration of a single type of bacterium, Bifidobacterium infantis (Sudo N et al. J Physiol. 2004;558[pt 1]:263-275).

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Stress, Brain and Hormones and the Development of Organ Specific Autoimmunity

Stress, Brain and Hormones and the Development of Organ Specific Autoimmunity | Immunology for University Students | Scoop.it
The open access reference on the broad spectrum of brain-immune interactions and their impact on health and disease.
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As previously demonstrated, the development of autoimmunity in humans is the endpoint of a complex process involving the immune system, hormonal and environmental factors in a genetically predisposed individual, hence the term ‘mosaic of autoimmunity’.

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