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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)


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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