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News, Medical Research, UCHC Faculty: Immune Levels + Holiday Stress? Not Beneficial

If you ever thought the stress of seeing your extended family over the holidays was slowly killing you—the bad news: a new research report in the December 2009 print issue of Journal of Leukocyte Biology shows that you might be right. Here’s the good news: results from the same study might lead to entirely new treatments that help keep autoimmune diseases like lupus, arthritis, and eczema under control. “

Text credit: Press Release from Eurekalert (Nov 30 2009)

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Recently published research by scientists from UCHC examine the effects of psychological stress on the human immune system.  The paper was published this month in the Journal of Leukocyte Biolology – Vol. 86: 1275 (Dec 2009); the abstract is available to read here: http://www.jleukbio.org/cgi/content/abstract/86/6/1275.

The citation found on PubMed can be viewed here.

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