Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Translational Research in Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014


Publishing date
21 Nov 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
04 Jul 2014

Lead Editor

1Cancer Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, HI, USA

2School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

3University of Sydney, Darlington, NSW, Australia

4Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

5Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China


Translational Research in Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014

Description

Development of novel translational research technologies and approaches, including reliable methods, metrics, protocols, and outcome measures, is of central importance for successful CAM research. There has long been a huge disconnect between clinical studies and preclinical studies including authentication, quality control, pharmacology, and toxicology of CAM agents. Effective research approaches, such as omics sciences, help facilitate cross-study comparisons of outcome, the conduct of systematic evidence-based assessments, and the translation of promising research results into practice, policy, and guidelines. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts in this exciting field, highlighting the accomplishments of (as well as challenges for) ongoing translational strategies and approaches used for CAM research with a focus on herbal medicine, nutrition, and dietary intervention. We are particularly interested in articles describing the new modalities for clinical characterization of cancer and chronic/metabolic diseases and measuring outcomes from CAM trials, advances in the application of omics sciences and bioinformatics leading to the development of novel biomarkers, molecular diagnostics, and patient stratification or treatment evaluation strategies, and new insights into CAM interventions that will contribute to an improved understanding of mechanisms, pharmacological variabilities, and potential toxicities of the CAM treatments. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Translational research on mechanisms of the CAM treatments
  • Novel CAM approaches with strong scientific evidence
  • Latest technologies for CAM evaluation and measuring outcomes
  • CAM clinical trials using validated markers and/or validated, relevant, and well-characterized outcome measures
  • Recent development in omics technologies for assessment of CAM interventions
  • Reviews and commentaries addressing issues involved in regulatory policies on promoting the translation of discoveries in CAM research and practical models of translational research, public-private partnerships, and resource sharing

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 427508
  • - Editorial

Translational Research in Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014

Wei Jia | Aiping Lu | ... | Ping Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 350703
  • - Research Article

A Metabolomics Approach to Stratify Patients Diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus into Excess or Deficiency Syndromes

Tao Wu | Ming Yang | ... | Guang Ji
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 464969
  • - Research Article

Urinary Metabolite Profiling Offers Potential for Differentiation of Liver-Kidney Yin Deficiency and Dampness-Heat Internal Smoldering Syndromes in Posthepatitis B Cirrhosis Patients

Xiaoning Wang | Guoxiang Xie | ... | Ping Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 204797
  • - Research Article

Diarylheptanoids from Alpinia officinarum Cause Distinct but Overlapping Effects on the Translatome of B Lymphoblastoid Cells

Tomohito Kakegawa | Saeko Takase | ... | Ken Yasukawa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 769515
  • - Research Article

Apocynum Tablet Protects against Cardiac Hypertrophy via Inhibiting AKT and ERK1/2 Phosphorylation after Pressure Overload

Jianyong Qi | Qin Liu | ... | Minzhou Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 796518
  • - Research Article

Effects of Inhalation of Essential Oil of Citrus aurantium L. var. amara on Menopausal Symptoms, Stress, and Estrogen in Postmenopausal Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Seo Yeon Choi | Purum Kang | ... | Geun Hee Seol
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 326107
  • - Review Article

A Review of Botanical Characteristics, Traditional Usage, Chemical Components, Pharmacological Activities, and Safety of Pereskia bleo (Kunth) DC

Sogand Zareisedehizadeh | Chay-Hoon Tan | Hwee-Ling Koh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 586857
  • - Research Article

The Traditional Kampo Medicine Tokishakuyakusan Increases Ocular Blood Flow in Healthy Subjects

Shin Takayama | Yukihiro Shiga | ... | Toru Nakazawa
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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