Behavioral Problems in Cancer Patients and Survivors: Factors in Psychoneuroimmunology

    April 4, 2014
    Psychoneuroimmunology

    Behavioral symptoms are commonly seen in cancer patients and survivors. For example, in breast cancer patients, such symptoms include depression, cognitive impairment, sleep disorders, and fatigue (Bower, 2008). These symptoms have adverse effects on the treatment results of cancers. They also affect the quality of life including sleep, energy, and cognition. Problems such as depression and insomnia have been closely related to the risk of cancer mortality (Irwin, 2013). It …Read the Rest

    Effects of Psychosocial Therapies for Cancer Patients: Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI)-Based Analysis

    March 28, 2014
    Psychoneuroimmunology

    Cancer patients often have psychological problems too, such as stress and depression. It is critical to address the psychosocial demands …Read the Rest

    Music, Stress and Anxiety Relief, and Psychoneuroimmunology

    March 25, 2014
    Psychoneuroimmunology

    Music is very beneficial for health, especially in the aspect of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI). Music has been found to have effects …Read the Rest

    Childhood Trauma, Life Stress, and Risk Factors for Chronic Fatigue

    March 18, 2014
    Psychoneuroimmunology

    Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a common health problem, especially in cancer survivors. To provide better care and prevention for …Read the Rest

    Grief, Bereavement and Immune Dysfunction: The Role of Psychoneuroimmunology

    March 10, 2014
    Psychoneuroimmunology

    Mental and emotional reactions such as grief and bereavement have been linked to cortisol responses and neuroendocrine activations, as well …Read the Rest

    Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Cytokines, and Immune Functions

    March 5, 2014
    Psychoneuroimmunology

    Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has been associated with the malfunctions of multiple biological systems and pathways, especially the cytokines of …Read the Rest

    Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infections, Psychological Stress, and Mood Disorders

    March 4, 2014
    Infectious Diseases

    Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a beta-herpes virus that may be associated with aging and many health problems. The infection of CMV …Read the Rest

    Stress, Skin Disorders, and Psychoneuroimmunology

    February 28, 2014
    Psychoneuroimmunology

    With a history of about 30 years, psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) studies the interactions among psychological activities, the nervous system, and the …Read the Rest

    The Integration of Immunology and Neuroscience

    February 27, 2014
    Psychoneuroimmunology

    Although immunology and neuroscience are seemingly two different and separate disciplines, recent findings have blurred the boundaries between them. For …Read the Rest

    The Database of Biomarkers: Depression – fMRI Biomarkers

    December 9, 2013
    Bioinformatics

    The Database of Biomarkers: Depression – fMRI Biomarkers •    Potential Biomarkers: Activation patterns: “greater and more sustained signals in three …Read the Rest

    The Database of Biomarkers: Depression – EEG Biomarkers

    December 9, 2013
    Bioinformatics

    The Database of Biomarkers: Depression – EEG Biomarkers •    Potential Biomarkers: “Midline and right frontal (MRF) cortical area,  early decreases …Read the Rest

    The Database of Biomarkers: Depression – Proteomic and Pathway Biomarkers

    December 9, 2013
    Bioinformatics

    The Database of Biomarkers: Depression – Proteomic and Pathway Biomarkers •    Potential Biomarkers: The tryptophan-kynurenine pathway Detections: Increased indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase …Read the Rest

    The Database of Biomarkers: Depression – Epigenetic Biomarkers

    December 9, 2013
    Bioinformatics

    The Database of Biomarkers: Depression – Epigenetic Biomarkers •    Potential Biomarkers: “DNA methylation profiles of CpG I at the promoters …Read the Rest

    The Database of Biomarkers: Depression – MicroRNA Biomarkers

    December 9, 2013
    Bioinformatics

    The Database of Biomarkers: Depression – MicroRNA Biomarkers •    Potential Biomarkers: miR-30e, the polymorphism ss178077483 Potential Applications: Diagnostic biomarker for …Read the Rest

    The Database of Biomarkers: MicroRNA Biomarkers

    December 9, 2013
    Bioinformatics

    The Database of Biomarkers: MicroRNA Biomarkers •    Associated diseases/conditions: Obesity and type 2 diabetes Potential Biomarkers: Serum miR-138, miR-15b, miR-376a …Read the Rest

    The Database of Biomarkers: MicroRNA Biomarkers – Psychiatric Disorders

    December 9, 2013
    Bioinformatics

    The Database of Biomarkers: MicroRNA Biomarkers – Psychiatric Disorders •    Associated diseases/conditions: Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), age-related brain changes Potential …Read the Rest

    The Database of Biomarkers: MicroRNA Biomarkers – Cardiovascular Diseases

    December 9, 2013
    Bioinformatics

    The Database of Biomarkers: MicroRNA Biomarkers – Cardiovascular Diseases •    Associated diseases/conditions: Atherosclerosis and stroke Potential Biomarkers: Serum miR-21 and …Read the Rest

    The Database of Biomarkers: MicroRNA Biomarkers – Cancers

    December 9, 2013
    Bioinformatics

    Associated diseases/conditions: Breast cancer in the Mexican population   Potential Biomarkers: Serum circulating miR-145, miR-155 and miR-382   Potential Applications: …Read the Rest

    The Database of Biomarkers: Proteomic and Pathway Biomarkers

    December 9, 2013
    Bioinformatics

    Associated diseases/conditions: Depression   Potential Biomarkers: “Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) and its targets in the inflammatory cytokine pathway”   Detections: …Read the Rest

    The Database of Biomarkers: Proteomic and Pathway Biomarkers – Cancers

    December 9, 2013
    Bioinformatics

    Associated diseases/conditions: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)   Potential Biomarkers: Insulin-like growth factor (IGF) pathway   Detections: Protein expressions, serum …Read the Rest

    Bioinformatics Databases and Tools for the Discovery of Proteomic and Pathway Biomarkers

    December 8, 2013
    Bioinformatics

    BioLayout (http://www.biolayout.org/) Feature: “For the visualization and analysis of network graphs” Cytoscape (http://www.cytoscape.org/) Feature: “Network visualization” E-Cell (http://www.e-cell.org/) Feature: Computational …Read the Rest

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