Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Translational Research in Complementary and Alternative Medicine


Publishing date
24 May 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
04 Jan 2013

Lead Editor

1Department of Nutrition, Center for Translational Biomedical Research, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA

2UNC Nutrition Research Institute, Schools of Medicine and Public Health, University of North Carolina, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA

3School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

4Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 320 Yue-yang Road, Shanghai 200031, China


Translational Research in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Description

Development of novel translational research technologies and approaches, including reliable methods, metrics, protocols, and outcome measures, are 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.

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/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/ecam/trans/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 296817
  • - Editorial

Translational Research in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Wei Jia | Martin Kohlmeier | ... | Rong Zeng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 525613
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Aromatic Plants and Compounds Used to Fight Multidrug Resistant Infections

Ramar Perumal Samy | Jayapal Manikandan | Mohammed Al Qahtani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 134852
  • - Research Article

Catalpol Induces Neuroprotection and Prevents Memory Dysfunction through the Cholinergic System and BDNF

Dong Wan | LiJun Xue | ... | Yong Luo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 834027
  • - Research Article

Oral Administration of Alkylglycerols Differentially Modulates High-Fat Diet-Induced Obesity and Insulin Resistance in Mice

Mingshun Zhang | Shuna Sun | ... | Linxi Qian
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 529458
  • - Review Article

Current Understanding on Antihepatocarcinoma Effects of Xiao Chai Hu Tang and Its Constituents

Ningning Zheng | Jianye Dai | ... | Shuang Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 864747
  • - Research Article

UPLC Q-TOF/MS-Based Metabolic Profiling of Urine Reveals the Novel Antipyretic Mechanisms of Qingkailing Injection in a Rat Model of Yeast-Induced Pyrexia

Xiaoyan Gao | Mingxing Guo | ... | Yanjiang Qiao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 542081
  • - Research Article

The Neuroprotective Effect of Gugijihwang-Tang on Trimethyltin-Induced Memory Dysfunction in the Rat

Eun-Yee Jung | Mi-Sook Lee | ... | Insop Shim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 584634
  • - Research Article

Inhibition of LXR /SREBP-1c-Mediated Hepatic Steatosis by Jiang-Zhi Granule

Miao Wang | Shanshan Sun | ... | Guang Ji
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 275390
  • - Research Article

The Application of SILAC Mouse in Human Body Fluid Proteomics Analysis Reveals Protein Patterns Associated with IgA Nephropathy

Shilin Zhao | Rongxia Li | ... | Yueyi Deng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 193084
  • - Research Article

Bai-Hu-Tang, Ancient Chinese Medicine Formula, May Provide a New Complementary Treatment Option for Sepsis

Chien-Jung Lin | Yi-Chang Su | ... | Sunny Jui-Shan Lin
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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