BioMed Research International

Neurodegeneration: Etiologies and New Therapies


Publishing date
26 Sep 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
09 May 2014

Lead Editor

1Department of Neurology, Singapore General Hospital, National Neuroscience Institute and Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore

2Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science and Institute for Cell Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA

3Department of Neurology, Division of Neuromuscular Medicine, and Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA

4Toxicogenomics and Predictive Toxicology Division, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226 001, India

5Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA


Neurodegeneration: Etiologies and New Therapies

Description

Neurodegeneration is seen in many nervous system disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral stroke, Huntington’s disease, and several other neurological conditions. These diseases have devastating effects on patients and are often accompanied by tremendous physical and emotional burden not only for the patients but also for their families and friends as well. These disorders are not only amongst the most costly diseases to society but also their increasing prevalence poses a serious public health problem. Just three decades ago very little was known about the causes of neurodegeneration. However, several breakthroughs in recent years have provided some notable insights. Although substantial progress has been made, more detailed studies are needed to understand the cause and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration in order to identify potential targets and to provide corrective interventions in addition to supportive treatments.

In this special issue, we invite investigators to contribute original research articles and reviews exploring molecular mechanism of neurodegeneration, new diagnostic tools, and innovative approaches for treatment. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New in vivo and in vitro models to study neurodegeneration
  • Development and validation of biomarkers to improve the diagnosis
  • New risk factors for neurodegenerative diseases
  • Neurochemistry and/or molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration
  • New therapeutic targets for treatment
  • Stem cell and gene-based therapies in neurodegenerative disorders

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/neuroscience/ndde/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 272630
  • - Editorial

Neurodegeneration: Etiologies and New Therapies

E. K. Tan | Amit K. Srivastava | ... | Yiying Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 291658
  • - Review Article

Integrating Retrogenesis Theory to Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology: Insight from DTI-TBSS Investigation of the White Matter Microstructural Integrity

Gilberto Sousa Alves | Viola Oertel Knöchel | ... | Jerson Laks
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 893163
  • - Research Article

Alleviation of Kainic Acid-Induced Brain Barrier Dysfunction by 4-O-Methylhonokiol in In Vitro and In Vivo Models

Jin-Yi Han | Sun-Young Ahn | ... | Ki-Wan Oh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 672838
  • - Review Article

Dietary Factors in the Etiology of Parkinson’s Disease

Zeynep S. Agim | Jason R. Cannon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 745613
  • - Review Article

Seizure-Induced Oxidative Stress in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Sreekanth Puttachary | Shaunik Sharma | ... | Thimmasettappa Thippeswamy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 701758
  • - Review Article

From Pathways to Targets: Understanding the Mechanisms behind Polyglutamine Disease

Jonasz Jeremiasz Weber | Anna Sergeevna Sowa | ... | Jeannette Hübener
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 519816
  • - Review Article

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy: An In Vivo Molecular Imaging Biomarker for Parkinson’s Disease?

Rosella Ciurleo | Giuseppe Di Lorenzo | ... | Silvia Marino
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 926394
  • - Research Article

Glatiramer Acetate and Nanny Proteins Restrict Access of the Multiple Sclerosis Autoantigen Myelin Basic Protein to the 26S Proteasome

Ekaterina Kuzina | Anna Kudriaeva | ... | Alexey Belogurov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 167024
  • - Review Article

Derailed Intraneuronal Signalling Drives Pathogenesis in Sporadic and Familial Alzheimer’s Disease

Tom Van Dooren | Katrien Princen | ... | Gerard Griffioen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 934746
  • - Research Article

Wavelet Analysis Increases Sensitivity and Specificity of Spirography for Ambulatory Tremor Discrimination

Veronika Kragelj | Dejan Georgiev | ... | Samo Ribarič
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