Special Issue "Stress Biomarkers"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2016).
Interests: stress biomarkers in clinical populations; gender differences; neuropsychological consequences of breast cancer treatments
We are organizing a Special Issue on the impact of salivary stress biomarkers on our understanding of the relationship between stress and health in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The venue is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
Substantial research has found that stress negatively affects health, weakens the immune system, and increases susceptibility to a wide range of illnesses. The economic burden of stress-related work absences is enormous, estimated in the billions in Canada alone. Now considered the diagnostic tool of the future in medicine, the use of salivary biomarkers in paticular has become a popular technique that is exploited in human research paradigms, particularly in the context of stress research. While cortisol is a well-established neuroendocrine marker of stress, other secretory and immunological substances are being examined in order to provide a more thorough and integrated understanding of the human stress response.
This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to stress biomarkers and their impact on human health and well-being. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.
Prof. Dr. Catherine Bielajew
Ms. Guergana Mileva
Manuscript Submission Information
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- salivary biomarkers
- hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis
- allostatic load
- immune system
- sympathetic nervous system