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1. Autonomic Nervous System 2. Corticotropin releasing factor and the urocortins 3. Pro-opiomelanocortin 4. Arousal 5. Brain Regions involved in stress 6. Cerebral Metabolism, Brain Imaging and the stress response 7. Acute Stress Response: Experimental (including startle reflex) 8. Restraint Stress 9. Resilience 10. Stress-Hyporesponsive Period 11. Effects of Extreme High and Low Pressure 12. Avoidance 13. Stress and the Blood-Brain Barrier 14. Multi Drug Resistance P Glycoprotein and other Transporters 15. Glucose Transport, effects of glucocorticoids and adrenaline 16. Hippocampus and hippocampal neurons 17. Memory and Stress 18. Neurogenesis (including neural stem cells) 19. Glia or Neuroglia 20. Excitatory Amino Acids 21. Calcium-Dependent Neurotoxicity 22. GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid) and stress 23. Dopamine, Central 24. Serotonin in Stress 25. Pheromones and stress 26. Instinct Theory 27. Drosophila Studies 28. Proteases in Prokaryotes and Eukaryotic Cell Organelles 29. Febrile Response 30. Thermal Stress 31. Chaperone Proteins and Chaperonopathies 32. Proteosome and autophagy 33. Oxidative Stress 34. Control of Food Intake and Stress 35. Gender differences in stress response
Dr. Fink is Honourary Professor in the Florey Institute of Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne and Professorial Research Fellow at the Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria, where he was formerly Scientific Director. Before returning to Melbourne in 2003, Dr. Fink was University Lecturer in Human Anatomy and Fellow in Physiology and Medicine at Brasenose College and the University of Oxford and served for nearly 20 years as Director of the UK Medical Research Council's Brain Metabolism Unit in Edinburgh. He gained distinction through his seminal research discoveries in neuroendocrinology and psychopharmacology published in over 360 scientific papers. Dr. Fink served as President of the European Neuroendocrine Association. His many distinctions include Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Honorary Professor in the University of Edinburgh, the inaugural Geoffrey Harris Prize Lecture of the British Physiological Society, the Wolfson Lecture, Royal Society - Israel Academy Exchange Fellow, and Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology. His membership of learned societies includes Emeritus member of the Society for Neuroscience, the Endocrine Society and the Genetics Society of America. He is senior member of the British Physiological Society and Honorary member of the British Society for Neuroendocrinology. Dr. Fink has edited several scientific books with Elsevier, including Stress Science: Neuroendocrinology (2009), Stress Consequences: Mental, Neuropsychological and Socioeconomic (2009), Stress of War, Conflict and Disaster (2010), the Handbook of Neuroendocrinology (2011), and most notably the 4-volume second edition of the Encyclopedia of Stress (2007) on which this new Handbook of Stress series is based. He was founding Editor-in-Chief of the first edition of the Encyclopedia of Stress (2000) which was awarded the 2001 British Medical Association commendation for its contribution to Mental Health. This past year, the first volume of his Handbook of Stress series, for which this book is the fifth volume, received BMA Highly Commended honours in the Health and Social Care category as one of the top titles in its discipline.