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Inflammation is an important defence mechanism of the body against infection and injury, but when out of control it can lead to a host of diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes or asthma. Recent years have seen a revolution in our understanding of how blood and tissue cells interact and of the intracellular mechanisms controlling their activation. This has revealed the underlying inflammatory pathology of many diseases and provided multiple new targets for anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory therapy. Thus inflammation research has become one of the most exciting and rewarding areas of medical research.


At the large international meetings of the IAIS and the Inflammation Research Association (IRA) Springer Basel is present with its publications. Here you can browse through the books and journals and make suggestions for improvements or new publications. If you have any comments you can also contact us via this website.
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For Books:
Susanne Dathe
Editor Medicine and Life Sciences
For Journals:
Dr. Hans Detlef Klüber
Senior Editor Life Sciences


Starting with a few publications on this topic several years ago, Springer Basel has become a leading publisher in the field of inflammation research. The focus of the programme are the well-established, peer-reviewed journals INFLAMMATION RESEARCH (IR, formerly AGENTS AND ACTIONS), the official organ of The International Association of Inflammation Societies (IAIS) and the European Histamine Research Society (EHRS), and the journal INFLAMMOPHARMACOLOGY (IPh), the official publication of the Gastrointestinal Section of the International Union of Pharmacology (IUPHAR) and the Hungarian Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology (HSECP).


The accompanying book series PROGRESS IN INFLAMMATION RESEARCH (PIR) provides its readers with comprehensive and concise information on the latest developments in pathology, mechanisms and therapy of inflammatory diseases, enabling the reader to keep up-to-date in his specialised field. Each volume is edited by renowned experts. Related biomedical publications and pharmacological book series like MILESTONES IN DRUG THERAPY (MDT) or PROGRESS IN DRUG RESEARCH (PDR) complement the focus on inflammation research.



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Experimental and Therapeutic Studies. Advancing Research in New Medicines.
The official journal of the Gastrointestinal Section of the International Union of Pharmacology (IUPHAR) ... More

Book Series

Progress in Inflammation Research

Series Ed.: M.J. Parnham

This monograph series provides up-to-date information on the latest developments in the pathology, mechanisms and therapy of inflammatory disease. Areas covered include: vascular responses, skin inflammation, pain, inflammation ... More

Publications in BioSciences

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Michael J. Parnham

Editor of the book series PIR and MDT ... More


Nijkamp and Parnham’s Principles of Immunopharmacology, 4th ed.

This textbook provides support in gaining essential knowledge on the immune response, its diagnosis and its modification by drugs and chemicals. The 4th edition of this internationally recognized textbook has been revised to include recent developments. ... More

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Milestones in Drug Therapy (MDT)

Comprehensive information on drugs or drug classes which have altered the approach to therapy ... More

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Progress in Drug Research (PDR)

Expert-written monographs on topical areas in current pharmaceutical and pharmacological research ... More

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Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases (BAID)

Series Editors: Schmidt, A., Wolff, M.H., Kaufmann, S.H.E.
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Archivum Immunologiae Therapiae Experimentalis

All areas of immunology, transplantation, microbiology, experimental therapy ... More