BioMed Research International

Imaging Neurodegenerative Diseases: Mechanisms and Interventions


Publishing date
16 May 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
27 Dec 2013

Lead Editor

1School of Life Science and Technology, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China

2Department of Nuclear Medicine, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China

3J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

4State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

5Center for Integrative Medicine (CIM), University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

6Chengdu University of TCM, Chengdu, China


Imaging Neurodegenerative Diseases: Mechanisms and Interventions

Description

Neurodegenerative diseases as diverse as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, stroke, depression, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease are thought to share a common pathogenetic mechanism—the aggregation and deposition of misfolded proteins—, which leads to progressive central nervous system impairments. The World Health Organization estimates that, by 2040, neurodegenerative diseases will surpass cancer as the principal cause of death in industrialized countries. Neuroimaging techniques provide an avenue to complement our understanding of the wide-ranging neurobiological changes of neurodegenerative diseases in the elderly population and assist in developing both diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers that can predict which individuals are relatively more likely to progress clinically.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts in understanding and promoting neuroimaging studies (i.e., fMRI, PET, and EEG/MEG) into the mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases in humans. In addition, recent studies suggest that complementary and alternative medicine methods such as acupuncture are a potential candidate for the preventative treatment of the disorders. We are particularly interested in research that emphasizes the effects of acupuncture on neurodegenerative disease and that uncovers the neural modulatory mechanisms contributing to its therapeutic effect. The topics on the latest innovative methods to enhance our understanding of neurodegenerative disease are also especially welcomed. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Advances in revealing acting targets for treating neurodegenerative disorders
  • Combining neuroimaging techniques and acupuncture in prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative disorders
  • Methodological and technical research to quantify the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disease
  • Brain connectomics in neurodegenerative disease
  • Current and prospective strategies of acupuncture for combating neurodegenerative disorders

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 419317
  • - Editorial

Imaging Neurodegenerative Diseases: Mechanisms and Interventions

Lijun Bai | Lin Ai | ... | Fanrong Liang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 809503
  • - Review Article

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in the Diagnosis of Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Radoslaw Magierski | Tomasz Sobow
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 473250
  • - Research Article

Side of Limb-Onset Predicts Laterality of Gray Matter Loss in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Qiuli Zhang | Cuiping Mao | ... | Ming Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 524096
  • - Research Article

Corticospinal Tract Change during Motor Recovery in Patients with Medulla Infarct: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study

Dongdong Rong | Miao Zhang | ... | Kuncheng Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 846830
  • - Research Article

Dysfunction of Affective Network in Post Ischemic Stroke Depression: A Resting-State Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study

Peiyao Zhang | Qin Xu | ... | Yuejia Luo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 148465
  • - Research Article

Depressive Symptoms in Multiple Sclerosis from an In Vivo Study with TBSS

Yujuan Shen | Lijun Bai | ... | Li Zhou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 920902
  • - Research Article

Selective Changes of Resting-State Brain Oscillations in aMCI: An fMRI Study Using ALFF

Zhilian Zhao | Jie Lu | ... | Kuncheng Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 237437
  • - Review Article

Role of PET and SPECT in the Study of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Angelina Cistaro | Vincenzo Cuccurullo | ... | Luigi Mansi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 915026
  • - Clinical Study

Hypothalamus-Anchored Resting Brain Network Changes before and after Sertraline Treatment in Major Depression

Rui Yang | Hongbo Zhang | ... | Shengbin Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 785039
  • - Review Article

A Survey of FDG- and Amyloid-PET Imaging in Dementia and GRADE Analysis

Perani Daniela | Schillaci Orazio | ... | Caltagirone Carlo
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