Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, founded in 1987, is the official journal of the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society (PNIRS). This innovative journal publishes peer-reviewed basic, experimental, and clinical studies dealing with behavioral, neural, endocrine, and immune system interactions in humans and animals. It is an international, interdisciplinary journal devoted to investigation of the physiological systems that integrate behavioral and immunological responses. The journal welcomes original research in neuroscience, immunology, integrative physiology, behavioral biology, psychiatry, psychology, and clinical medicine and is inclusive of research at the molecular, cellular, social, and organismic levels. The journal features online submission and review, leading to timely publication of experimental results.

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Psychology & Psychiatry

The way to better mental health may go through your stomach

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have discovered how Lactobacillus, a bacterium found in fermented foods and yogurt, helps the body manage stress and may help prevent depression and anxiety.

Oncology & Cancer

Fiber boost could combat 'chemo brain' drain

Brain inflammation is a common side effect of ongoing chemotherapy and a catalyst for a range of debilitating physical and psychological symptoms for which there's no solution.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers pinpoint molecular signature of post-stroke depression

Earlier in 2023, Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman checked himself into a hospital for clinical depression after suffering a near-fatal stroke. Fetterman's case of post-stroke depression may be one of the most newsworthy, ...


Researchers uncover molecular pathways underlying depression

Depression is a common mental health problem that affects people across demographics. Scientists have long known that there may be a genetic component that confers predisposition to depression, but the specific underlying ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study suggests inflammation drives social media use

Inflammation is the body's response to injury and infection, but it is also a factor that can lead people to use social media, according to new research by a University at Buffalo communication researcher.


Further link identified between autoimmunity and schizophrenia

Links have been reported between schizophrenia and proteins produced by the immune system that can act against one's own body, known as autoantibodies. In a study published in Brain Behavior and Immunity, Japanese researchers ...

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