Special Issue "Neurological Injuries’ Monitoring, Tracking and Treatment"


A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Xiaofeng Jia
Biomedical Engineering, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 720 Rutland Ave., Traylor #710B, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Website: http://www.jhu.edu/xjia/
E-Mail: xjia@smail.umaryland.edu
Interests: brain monitoring and therapeutic hypothermia; peripheral nerve injury and regeneration; translational therapeutic model for neurological injuries; development and characterization of biomaterials for bone and peripheral nerve regeneration

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Despite recent advancements, the monitoring and tracking of neurological injuries are still major hindrances in the development of neurological injury therapies. Current monitoring methodologies have been largely limited to post-injury evaluation and prognostication. Induced hypothermia improves both survival and neurological outcome in cardiac arrest survivors. However, the monitoring methodologies to guide hypothermia therapy and improve its efficiency are not currently satisfying. Among the most exciting research areas, stem cell biology recently burst out and holds significant promise in the repair of neurological injuries. However, the role and effect of stem cell therapy still remain un-elucidated.

The goal of this Special Issue is to provide a summary of the field, describe its impact as well as introduce the recent advances in the Neurological Injuries' Monitoring, Tracking and Treatment. We invite authors to submit original research and review articles related with neurological injury; mainly brain injury after cardiac arrest, stroke and traumatic brain injury, but spinal cord injury as well. We are interested in articles that explore the advances in neuroengineering and latest technologies in monitoring and tracking neurological injury from translational model to clinical evaluation, such as electrophysiological monitoring and the optogenesis technique. This issue will address novel therapeutic intervention in humans and also in animal models, including therapeutic hypothermia and stem cell therapy.

Dr. Xiaofeng Jia
Guest Editor


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  • brain injury
  • cardiac arrest
  • stroke
  • traumatic brain injury
  • spinal cord injury
  • brain monitoring
  • electrophysiology
  • therapeutic hypothermia
  • stem cell
  • optogenesis
  • translational model
  • functional outcome
  • neuroengineering
  • clinical evaluation

Published Papers (5 papers)

Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(4), 6504-6516; doi:10.3390/ijms15046504
Received: 20 February 2014; in revised form: 2 April 2014 / Accepted: 4 April 2014 / Published: 16 April 2014
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(4), 6378-6390; doi:10.3390/ijms15046378
Received: 15 December 2013; in revised form: 25 March 2014 / Accepted: 31 March 2014 / Published: 15 April 2014
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(3), 4431-4441; doi:10.3390/ijms15034431
Received: 5 February 2014; in revised form: 27 February 2014 / Accepted: 28 February 2014 / Published: 13 March 2014
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(2), 3088-3117; doi:10.3390/ijms15023088
Received: 3 January 2014; in revised form: 3 February 2014 / Accepted: 10 February 2014 / Published: 20 February 2014
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(1), 1418-1432; doi:10.3390/ijms15011418
Received: 13 November 2013; in revised form: 20 December 2013 / Accepted: 7 January 2014 / Published: 20 January 2014
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Last update: 14 April 2014

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