neural immune

Acid Sensing By Sensory Neurons in Inflammation

Acid Sensing By Sensory Neurons in Inflammation

OVERVIEW ARTICLE Chronic inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), are characterized by continuous pain and RA is the most frequent form of inflammatory joint disease in the United Kingdom [1] with an estimated economic cost of ~£8bn/year [2]. Inflammation has several notable symptoms including the four cardinal ones described by Aulus Cornelius Celsus in […]

GEBIN, the German-Endocrine-Brain-Immune-Network

GEBIN, the German-Endocrine-Brain-Immune-Network

GEBIN, is the German-Endocrine-Brain-Immune-Network, founded in 1997. This network combines activities in different German scientific societies with a special interest in Behavior-Neuro-Endocrine-Immune interactions. It is a non-profit network open for interested scientists who are dedicated to interdisciplinary thinking and research. See more at:

Neurobiology of Cancer

Neurobiology of Cancer

In a Personal View article, published in The Lancet Oncology Katarina Ondicova and Boris Mravec address a timely topic of growing interest, the role of the nervous system or the neurobiology of cancer etiopathogenesis. Circa 200 A.D. Galen, the Greek physician and philosopher was perhaps the first to link ‘cancer’ with the person’s emotional and […]

Tachykinins, Bone Marrow and Hematopoiesis

Tachykinins, Bone Marrow and Hematopoiesis

OVERVIEW ARTICLE Hematopoiesis is the development of immune and other blood cells from a small population of stem cells known as hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). In the embryo, hematopoiesis takes place within the yolk sac, in special tissue called blood islands [1]. Later in development, the spleen, liver, and lymphoid tissues take over this responsibility. […]