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File090 - Advancing methodology in the psychophysiology of stress: capturing the complexity of immunity2007-072011-03

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-090
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 20/2006
Title:
090 - Advancing methodology in the psychophysiology of stress: capturing the complexity of immunity
Duration: 2007-07 - 2011-03
Researcher(s):
Matt Bristow, Rachel Cook
Institution(s): Department of Psychology, Anglia Ruskian University, Cambridge (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Bristow, M.
Secondary author(s):
Cook, R.
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Stress and health / Chronic stress / Psychoneuroimmunology / Immunology

DocumentFinal report - Advancing methodology in the psychophysiology of stress: capturing the complexity of immunity2010

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-090
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 20/2006
Title:
090 - Advancing methodology in the psychophysiology of stress: capturing the complexity of immunity
Duration: 2007-07 - 2011-03
Researcher(s):
Matt Bristow, Rachel Cook
Institution(s): Department of Psychology, Anglia Ruskian University, Cambridge (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Bristow, M.
Secondary author(s):
Cook, R.
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Stress and health / Chronic stress / Psychoneuroimmunology / Immunology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-090.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 20/2006
Title:
Final report - Advancing methodology in the psychophysiology of stress: capturing the complexity of immunity
Publication year: 2010
Accessibility:
Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Bristow, M.
Secondary author(s):
Cook, R., Todd, L.
Document type:
Final report
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Psychophysiology / Immunoglobulin A / Total protein / Stress / Stability / Mucosal immunity

Final report - Advancing methodology in the psychophysiology of stress: capturing the complexity of immunity

Final report - Advancing methodology in the psychophysiology of stress: capturing the complexity of immunity

DocumentAdvancing methodology in the psychophysiology of stress: capturing the complexity of immunity2010

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 22 /2006
Title:
2006 Grants
Start date: 2007-01 - 2013-11
Dimension/support:
22 caixas de arquivo

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-090
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 20/2006
Title:
090 - Advancing methodology in the psychophysiology of stress: capturing the complexity of immunity
Duration: 2007-07 - 2011-03
Researcher(s):
Matt Bristow, Rachel Cook
Institution(s): Department of Psychology, Anglia Ruskian University, Cambridge (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Bristow, M.
Secondary author(s):
Cook, R.
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Stress and health / Chronic stress / Psychoneuroimmunology / Immunology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2006-090.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 20/2006
Title:
Advancing methodology in the psychophysiology of stress: capturing the complexity of immunity
Publication year: 2010
URL:
http://www.bial.com/simposio/Livro_de_Actas_8_Simposio.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
OBJECTIVES:
Research has demonstrated a clear relationship between acute stress and mucosal immunity but far less research has examined the role of recent or chronic stress in mediating mucosal immune levels. In this study we examine the relationship between the stability of mucosal immunity and stress over the preceding days, weeks and year.
METHODS:
In study one sixty-nine undergraduates gave passive drool saliva samples six times throughout the day (immediately after waking, 30 and 60 minutes after waking & 7pm, 9pm and before retiring for the day) over four consecutive week days. In study two eighty-nine participants provided saliva samples immediately after waking and at 7pm for up to 10 days. Standardised questionnaires were used to measure participants perceived stress and life events over the preceding days, weeks and year. Saliva samples were
analysed for immunoglobulin A concentration (IgA) and total protein levels.
RESULTS:
We found little evidence of a relationship between average levels of mucosal immunity and measures of stress but, as hypothesised, we did find evidence of a relationship between measures of stress and the stability of mucosal immunity over time, though the direction of effect in the two studies were not consistent. The IgA/ protein ratio, a potential measure of the degree to which changes in IgA are IgA specific or general changes in protein, was also linked to previous experience of stress.
CONCLUSION:
Measures of mucosal immune stability may provide a useful index of immune functioning that captures more of the complexity of immunity than simply averaging consecutive samples. The IgA/ protein ratio is a measure of mucosal immune function that appears to be inversely linked to previous stressful experience and is a useful measure for future study.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Bristow, M.
Secondary author(s):
Cook, R.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Reference:
Bristow, M., & Cook, R. (2010). Advancing methodology in the psychophysiology of stress: capturing the complexity of immunity. In Aquém e além do cérebro. Behind and beyond the brain. Proceedings of the 8th Symposium of Fundação Bial (p. 223). Porto: Fundação Bial.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Immunoglobulin A / Total protein / Stress / Stability / Mucosal immunity

Advancing methodology in the psychophysiology of stress: capturing the complexity of immunity

Advancing methodology in the psychophysiology of stress: capturing the complexity of immunity