The brain as an essential command & control center
In the brain, the autonomic nervous system (ANS) manages all stress and housekeeping functions, from digestion, heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, sleep and temperature control to fight-or flight stress. It also appears to be a critical factor influencing immune function for patients with autoimmune diseases. We call it Immuno-autonomics.
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a disorder of uncertain origin associated with widespread pain, tenderness, mus...
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
The most common autoimmune joint disease in RA, affecting 0.6% of the US population, most often affe...
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common autoimmune disorder affecting the central nervous system.
The LB project is a research initiative directed at understanding how ANS stress affects disease sev...