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Prof. Dr. Maurizio Battino

Department of Odontostomatologic and Specialized Clinical Sciences, Sez-Biochimica, Faculty of Medicine, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Ranieri 65, 60100 Ancona, Italy
Website: http://www.univpm.it/maurizio.battino
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Interests: nutrition; periodontal diseases/periodontitis; oxidative stress; nutrition; aging; mitochondrial function and diseases; berries (strawberry, blueberry, bilberry, cranberry, etc.); olive oil (dietary fats); honey, polyphenols; flavonoids; antioxidants, apoptosis
Prof. Dr. Frank Lee Schwartz *

Former Editor-in-Chief
331 Academic Research Center, Department of Specialty Medicine, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH 45701, USA
Interests: Basic research: inflammation; innate immune response; toll like receptors (TLR); autoimmune disease; toll like receptor antagonists; Clinical research: artificial intelligence; case-based reasoning; insulin pumps; artificial pancreas; socioeconomic stress; Appalachia; chronic disease
* Founding Editor-in-Chief and Editor-in-Chief up to 25 October 2013.
Prof. Dr. Pedro Bullon

Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Periodontology, Dental School, University of Sevilla, C/Avicena s.n., Sevilla 41009, Spain
Website: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pedro_Bullon
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Interests: oral pathology; systemic and rare diseases in oral pathology; periodontal diseases/periodontitis; cardiovascular disease, diabetes and low birth weight in periodontitis; oxidative stress; nutrition; aging; mitochondrial disfunction/diseases
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Carruba

Section Editor-in-Chief
Head of Research, Projects and Internationalization, Department of Oncology, ARNAS-Civico Di Cristina Benfratelli, Piazzale N. Leotta 2, Palermo, 90127, Italy
Website: http://www.arnascivico.it/
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Interests: cancer biology; hormones & cancer; stem cells; nutrition & cancer; primary prevention; cell-to-cell communication; sex steroid metabolism; estrogens & chronic diseases; nuclear receptors; signal transduction
Prof. Dr. Carlo Catassi

Section Editor-in-Chief
Head, Department of Pediatrics, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy; President, Italian Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (SIGENP)
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Interests: celiac disease; gluten-related disorders; gluten sensitivity; pediatric gastroenterology; pediatric nutrition
Prof. Dr. Chim C. Lang

Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Cardiology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee, Dundee, Tayside, DD1 9SY, UK
Website: http://medicine.dundee.ac.uk/staff-member/professor-chim-c-lang
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Interests: cardiovascular therapeutics; translational medicine; heart failure; cardio-metabolic disease

Editorial Board

Dr. Antonella Cianferoni

Divisions of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics,University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Website: http://www.chop.edu/doctors/cianferoni-antonella#.Vdq0X_kheSE
Interests: food allergy; anaphylaxis
Prof. Dr. Vasilios G. Athyros

Second Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hippokration Hospital, Thessaloniki 55132, Greece
Website: http://www.atherosclerosis-gr.org/
Interests: cancer; cardiovascular diseases; neuropsychiatric conditions
Dr. Ferdinand H. Bahlmann

Forschungskoordinator der Klinik für Innere Medizin IV, Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, Gebäude 40, Kirrberger Straße, D-66421 Homburg/Saar, Germany
Website: http://www.uniklinikum-saarland.de/einrichtungen/kliniken_institute/medizinische_kliniken/innere_medizin_iv/forschung/
Prof. Dr. Philip Baker

1 School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia
2 Central Regional Services, Division of the CHO, Locked Bag 2, Queensland Health, Stafford DC, Queensland, 4053, Australia
Website: http://www.hlth.qut.edu.au/about/staffprofile.jsp?id=964
Interests: predictive modelling; epidemiology; evidence-based practice; indigenous health; health technology assessment; systematic reviews
Prof. Dr. Doroth Budzi

Dallas VA Medical Center, 4500 S. Lancaster Road, Dallas, TX 75216, USA
Interests: health care quality; patient satisfaction; health education strategies; health care provider comparison
Prof. Dr. Carmen Cabrera-Vique

Department of Nutrition and Bromatology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Granada, Campus de Cartuja, CP 18012 Granada, Spain
Website: http://directorio.ugr.es/static/Personal/*/carmenc@ugr.es
Dr. Dexter Canoy

Cardiovascular Epidemiologist, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford Richard Doll Bldg., Roosevelt Drive OX3 7LF, Oxford, UK
Website: http://www.ceu.ox.ac.uk/staff/170/canoy-dexter
Interests: chronic disease and life course epidemiology; cardiovascular disease; obesity; population health; women's health; developmental origins of health
Dr. John Gardiner

School of Biological Sciences, The University of Sydney, Science Road, Macleay Building A12, Camperdown 2006, Australia
Website: http://sydney.edu.au/science/biology/index.shtml
Interests: neurodegeneration; microtubule; cytoskeleton
Prof. Dr. Raj Kumar

Department of Basic Sciences, The Commonwealth Medical College, 525 Pine Street, Rm # 3034, Scranton, PA-18509, USA
Website: http://www.thecommonwealthmedical.com/rkumar
Interests: protein folding; macromolecular interactions; cell signaling and gene regulation; cancer; endocrinology; aging; steroid hormone receptors
Prof. Dr. Carl J. Lavie

Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention, Stress Testing Laboratory, John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, Ochsner Clinical School, The University of Queensland School of Medicine, 1514 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, LA 70121, USA
Interests: exercise; lipids; coronary heart disease; cardiac rehabilitation; hypertension; obesity; metabolic syndrome; heart failure; Chip
Prof. Dr. Ji-Hyun Lee

1 Biostatistics Division, Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Dr. Tampa, FL 33612, USA
2 Department of Oncologic Sciences, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
Website: http://labpages.moffitt.org/jhlee/
Interests: biostatistics; epidemiology; cancer; human papillomavirus (HPV); longitudinal data and survival analysis
Prof. Dr. Christos Lionis

General Practice and Primary Health Care, Head of Clinic of Social and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, PO Box 2208, Voutes Heraklion 71003, Crete, Greece
Website: http://www.fammed.uoc.gr/
Interests: primary health care and family medicine; quality management; migrant health; formulation of guidelines for management of common disease and chronic conditions; cardiovascular disease; gastroenterology and mental health
Contribution: Special Issue: Impact of Economic Crisis in Primary Health Care (PHC)
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Mancia

Clinical Medicine Unit, University of Milano-Bicocca, San Gerardo Hospital, Via Pergolesi, 33, 20052 Monza (MI), Italy
Interests: pathophysiology; clinical pharmacology and therapy of hypertension; congestive heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Antihypertensive Drugs
Prof. Dr. Ludmilla A. Morozova-Roche

Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Umeå University, Umeå, SE 90781, Sweden
Website: http://www.medchem.umu.se/english/research/principal-investigators/morozova-roche/
Interests: amyloid; protein folding; neurodegeneration; inflammation; amyloid diseases
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Protein Aggregation
Special Issue: Biomarkers in Blood
Special Issue: Biomarkers in Blood 2016
Dr. Anand K. Ramasubramanian

Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at San Antonio, TX 78256, USA
Website: http://engineering.utsa.edu/bme/faculty/ramasubramanian.html
Interests: platelet transfusion and hemostasis; high-throughput screening; vascular mechanobiology
Dr. Ermanno Rizzi

Institute for Biomedical Technologies (ITB), National Research Council (CNR), Room 26, floor 7th, Via Fratelli Cervi N. 93, 20090 Segrate (Milan), Italy
Website: http://www.itb.cnr.it/
Interests: next-generation sequencing; genomics; evolution; ancient DNA; domestication; gene terapy
Dr. Gaetano Santulli

College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University Medical Center, 1150 St Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10032, USA
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gaetano_Santulli
Interests: cardiology; hypertension; restenosis; heart failure; myocardial infarction; endothelial dysfunction; mitochondria; diabetes; interventional cardiology; miRNA; insulin resistance; atherosclerosis; thrombosis; cardiac hypertrophy; pancreatic beta cell function; insulin release
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Diet and Metabolic Dysfunction
Special Issue: Mitochondria and Endoplasmic Reticulum in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders
Prof. Dr. Frank Lee Schwartz

331 Academic Research Center, Department of Specialty Medicine, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH 45701, USA
Interests: Basic research: inflammation; innate immune response; toll like receptors (TLR); autoimmune disease; toll like receptor antagonists; Clinical research: artificial intelligence; case-based reasoning; insulin pumps; artificial pancreas; socioeconomic stress; Appalachia; chronic disease
Contribution: Special Issue: Feature Papers
Prof. Dr. Teresa S.M. Tsang

Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, 2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver, BC. V5Z1M9, Canada
Website: http://www.medicine.ubc.ca/research/profiles/?id=390
Interests: epidemiology and pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation; application of advanced echocardiographic techniques for prediction of pre-clinical cardiovascular disease
Prof. Dr. Shoenfeld Yehuda

1 Head of the Zabludowitzc Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Sackler Faculty of Medicine
2 Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Website: http://www2.tau.ac.il/Person/medicine/researcher.asp?id=abkgceihd
Interests: autoimmunity; autoimmune diseases; systemic lupus erythematosus; vasculitis; idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP); helminthes; idiotypes: IVIG
Dr. Nikos Yiannakouris

Department of Home Economics & Ecology, Harokopio University, El. Venizelou 70, Athens 17671, Greece
Website: http://www.hua.gr/
Interests: genetics of chorinc disease; cardiovascular disease; obesity; diabetes; adipokines; nutrigenetics; gene-diet interactions
Prof. Dr. Kequan (Kevin) Zhou

Nutrition and Food Science, Wayne State University, 3219.4 Science Hall, 5045 Cass Avenue, Detroit 48202, USA
Website: http://www.clas.wayne.edu/zhou/
Interests: natural antioxidants and oxidative stress; grape skin/pomace components and type-2 diabetes; graviola fruit extract and EGFR-overexpressing breast cancer
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jennifer L. Miller

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, University of Florida College of Medicine, 32607 Gainesville, FL, USA
Website: http://research.pediatrics.med.ufl.edu/researchers/research-faculty/jennifer-miller/
Interests: Prader-Willi syndrome; early-onset childhood obesity; endocrine disorders
Dr. Mario D. Cordero

IBIS Institute of Biomedicine of Seville Research Laboratory, Oral Medicine Department, Universidad de Sevilla, C/Avicena s/n, Sevilla 41009, Spain
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mario_Cordero3
Interests: mitocondrial dysfuntion/diseases; TaySachs disease; psychiatric diseases; inflammasome and inflammation; AMPK; oxidative stress and aging
Prof. Dr. Jose A. Sanchez-Alcazar

Departamento de Fisiología, Anatomía y Biología Celular, Universidad Pablo Olavide, Sevilla, Spain
Website: http://www.cabd.es/es-research_groups-55-133-la-muerte-celular-en-el-desarrollo-y-la-enfermedad-resumen.html
Interests: mitophagy; apoptosis; rare diseases; mitochondrial diseases; lysosome diseases; neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation
Contribution: Special Issue: Lysosomal Storage Diseases
Dr. Kamran Rostami

Department of Gastroenterology, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Standing Way, Eaglestone, Milton Keynes, MK6 5LD, UK
Interests: coeliac disease; non-coeliac gluten sensitivity; IBS
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