Monthly Archives: October 2015

Systems Biology, Lipidomics, and Cardiovascular Disease

Atherosclerosis involves a gradual process of inflammation with the stiffening of the arterial wall. This inflammatory condition can be caused by many factors, including elevated cellularity, lipid accrual, cellular debris, as well as extracellular substances (De Leon et al., 2015). … Continue reading

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Network Interactions, Interactomes, and Drug Discovery

Because genes and proteins are functioning in complex networks and interactions, one molecule may influence other cellular elements in a broad range. These interactions can be studied in “interactomes”, a term referring to the protein-protein interaction networks (Chautard et al., … Continue reading

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Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology Although many chronic diseases such as cancer are apparently physical, they can lead to psychological distress. Chronic psychosocial stress may in turn affect the physical health negatively. Studies in psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) have shown that the … Continue reading

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