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 259381
  • - Research Article

α-Synuclein Modification in an ALS Animal Model

Eun Jin Yang | Sun-Mi Choi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 240702
  • - Research Article

A Promise in the Treatment of Endometriosis: An Observational Cohort Study on Ovarian Endometrioma Reduction by N-Acetylcysteine

Maria Grazia Porpora | Roberto Brunelli | ... | Tiziana Parasassi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 718305
  • - Research Article

Metabonomic Strategy to the Evaluation of Chinese Medicine Compound Danshen Dripping Pills Interfering Myocardial Ischemia in Rats

Xue Xin | Haimiao Zou | ... | Xiaoyan Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 356381
  • - Research Article

Assessing the Metabolic Effects of Aromatherapy in Human Volunteers

Yinan Zhang | Yani Wu | ... | Wei Jia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 706762
  • - Research Article

Exploration of Macro-Micro Biomarkers for Dampness-Heat Syndrome Differentiation in Different Diseases

Jianye Dai | Shujun Sun | ... | Yiyang Hu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 672873
  • - Review Article

Hyperthermia versus Oncothermia: Cellular Effects in Complementary Cancer Therapy

Gabriella Hegyi | Gyula P. Szigeti | András Szász
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 616737
  • - Research Article

Carica papaya Leaves Juice Significantly Accelerates the Rate of Increase in Platelet Count among Patients with Dengue Fever and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever

Soobitha Subenthiran | Tan Chwee Choon | ... | Zakiah Ismail
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 425707
  • - Research Article

Platelet Aggregation Pathway Network-Based Approach for Evaluating Compounds Efficacy

Jiangyong Gu | Qian Li | ... | Xiaojie Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 510146
  • - Research Article

Expert Consensus on the Treatment of Hypertension with Chinese Patent Medicines

Li Ying Wang | Kam Wa Chan | ... | Aiping Lu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 760804
  • - Research Article

Beneficial Effects of an 8-Week, Very Low Carbohydrate Diet Intervention on Obese Subjects

Yunjuan Gu | Haoyong Yu | ... | Weiping Jia
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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