Tag: immunity and health

Neurogenic inflammation and the peripheral nervous system in host defense and immunopathology.

Nat Neurosci. 2012 Jul 26;15(8):1063-7. doi: 10.1038/nn.3144. full article here Neurogenic inflammation and the peripheral nervous system in host defense and immunopathology. Chiu IM1, von Hehn CA, Woolf CJ. Author information 1 FM Kirby Neurobiology Center, Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Abstract The peripheral nervous and immune systems are traditionally thought of as serving…

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Vagus nerve stimulation attenuates the systemic inflammatory response to endotoxin.

Filing here for research work I’m doing.  Great original paper on the neuro-inflammatory response Nature. 2000 May 25;405(6785):458-62. Vagus nerve stimulation attenuates the systemic inflammatory response to endotoxin. Borovikova LV1, Ivanova S, Zhang M, Yang H, Botchkina GI, Watkins LR, Wang H, Abumrad N, Eaton JW, Tracey KJ. Author information Abstract Vertebrates achieve internal homeostasis…

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Helminths and the Hygiene Hypothesis

  Full free text on when to introduce medicinal helminths. “The ‘hygiene hypothesis’ takes a number of forms which are not exclusive, but have yet to be articulated as a unifying concept. An inverse relationship between parasite infection and immune disorders was first suggested by Greenwood, who noted the low incidence of rheumatoid arthritis in…

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