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 819147
  • - Review Article

Towards Polypharmacokinetics: Pharmacokinetics of Multicomponent Drugs and Herbal Medicines Using a Metabolomics Approach

Ke Lan | Guoxiang Xie | Wei Jia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 647452
  • - Research Article

A Metabolomics Profiling Study in Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease and Modulated Pathways of Clinical Intervention Using Liquid Chromatography/Quadrupole Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry

Cheng Lu | Xinru Liu | ... | Aiping Lu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 518421
  • - Research Article

The effect of PN-1, a Traditional Chinese Prescription, on the Learning and Memory in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease

Zhi-Gang Yao | Ling Zhang | ... | Chuan Qin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 298183
  • - Research Article

Random Forest in Clinical Metabolomics for Phenotypic Discrimination and Biomarker Selection

Tianlu Chen | Yu Cao | ... | Aihua Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 190281
  • - Research Article

Suppressions of Migration and Invasion by Cantharidin in TSGH-8301 Human Bladder Carcinoma Cells through the Inhibitions of Matrix Metalloproteinase-2/-9 Signaling

Yi-Ping Huang | Chien-Hang Ni | ... | Jing-Gung Chung
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 836179
  • - Research Article

A Metabolomics-Based Strategy for the Quality Control of Traditional Chinese Medicine: Shengmai Injection as a Case Study

Xiaodong Li | Huiyuan Chen | ... | Guoxiang Xie
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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