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From the Townsend Letter
October 2014

Blood-Brain Barrier Damage and Neuroautoimmunity
Aristo Vojdani, PhD, MSc
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Aristo VojdaniAristo Vojdani PhD, MSc
Aristo Vojdani is presently a professor of neuroimmunology at the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies and past associate professor at the UCLA School of Medicine and Science. He obtained his MSc and PhD in the field of microbiology and clinical immunology with postdoctoral studies in tumor immunology at UCLA. His ongoing research, spanning a 45-year career, focuses on the role of environmental factors in complex diseases. Dr. Vojdani's research on predictive antibodies has resulted in the development of numerous antibody arrays for the detection of autoimmune disorders. He is the CEO and technical director of Immunosciences Lab in Los Angeles and chief scientific advisor for Cyrex Labs in Phoenix. Owner of 15 US patents for laboratory assessments, Dr. Vojdani has published more than 140 scientific articles and sits on the editorial boards of six scientific journals. He is recipient of the Herbert J. Rinkel Award (2006) from the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, the Linus Pauling Award (2009) from the American College for Advancement in Medicine, and the Carrick Research Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award (2012).

Cyrex™ Labs is an advanced clinical laboratory focusing on mucosal, cellular, and humoral immunology. Cyrex specializes in antibody arrays for the early detection and monitoring of complex conditions such as thyroid disorders, as well as gluten reactivity and other food-associated autoimmunities, and related neurodysregulation. Cyrex's scientific advisory board, comprised of experts from a variety of medical and research disciplines, brings together the latest findings from medical research and the assessment needs of today's healthcare professionals for the development of innovative arrays. For additional information, see

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NEW JOURNAL: Brain and Gut

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publisher, announces the launch of a new peer-reviewed journal, Brain and Gut, launching summer 2014.David Perlmutter, MD, a board-certified neurologist, will serve as Editor-in-Chief. Aristo Vojdani, PhD, Director of Immunosciences Lab, Inc., Los Angeles, California, and Gerard E. Mullin, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will both serve as Editors.The journal will publish leading-edge research with a whole systems approach to digestive disorders, cognitive issues, mood disorders, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, and cancer, encompassing the intersection of neurology, gastroenterology, and immunology.

This article is drawn from the writing of Aristo Vojdani, PhD, and also includes interview content. The editor, Nancy Faass, MSW, MPH, provides support for authors in the development of articles, books, manuals, white papers, and writing for the Web via her company,

Our thanks to Jerry Stine, NC, for technical support on this article; see

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