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Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Role of the Central Immune System in Functional Disorders

A new concept of activation of immune cells within the central nervous system (CNS), including the brain and the spinal cord, has been proposed as a major factor contributing to the generation and maintenance of chronic pain.

Topics: Brain-Gut, Fact Sheet, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Pain Management, Research, Stress

About the Author

  • Sylvie Bradesi, PhD

    Center for Neurovisceral Sciences and Women’s Health & CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles and VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, Los Angeles, California; 2007 IFFGD Research Award for Junior Investigator – Basic Science

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