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Resources and Material for Lecturers and Students - Immunology (University level)
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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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Loneliness, like chronic stress, taxes the immune system, researchers find

Loneliness, like chronic stress, taxes the immune system, researchers find | Immunology for University Students | Scoop.it
New research links loneliness to a number of dysfunctional immune responses, suggesting that being lonely has the potential to harm overall health.
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Jaremka, L.M., Fagundes, C. P., Peng, J., Bennett J. M., Glaser, R., Malarkey, W. B., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K. (in press). Loneliness promotes inflammation during acute stress. Psychological Science.

 

Link to the PDF: http://www.lisajaremka.com/documents/Jaremka%20Loneliness%20and%20Stim%20Cytokines%20IN%20PRESS.pdf

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