Medicines — Editors


Prof. DDr. Gerhard Litscher
TCM Research Center Graz, Research Unit for Complementary and Integrative Laser Medicine, and Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF GRAZ, Auenbruggerplatz 29, 8036 Graz, Austria
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Interests: evidence-based complementary medicine; integrative medicine; laser medicine; high-tech acupuncture; neuromonitoring
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Prof. Fengxia Liang
Associate Editor
Associate Dean, Acupuncture&moxibustion and Othopaedic College, Hubei University of Chinese Medicine Deputy Director, Acupuncture&moxibustion Institute, Hubei University of Chinese Medicine, Wuhan 430061, China
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Dr. William Chi-shing Cho
Associate Editor
Department of Clinical Oncology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong, China
Interests: cancer biomarker; chinese medicine; diabetes mellitus; evidence-based medicine; genomics; microRNA; molecular diagnostics; nasopharyngeal carcinoma; non-small cell lung cancer; proteomics
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Editorial Board

Dr. James D. Adams
Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Interests: california indian healing; traditional healing; medicinal plants; phytochemistry; pharmacology; pain, stroke
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Special Issue: Plant Medicines for Clinical Trial
Prof. Dr. Jon Adams
Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, NSW 2007, Australia
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Interests: qualitative research methods; public health; complementary; integrative medicine
Prof. Dr. Mitchell A. Avery
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, The University of Mississippi, MS 38677-1848, USA
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Interests: total synthesis of natural products; bioactive natural products isolation and structure determination; structure-activity relationship studies; 3D QSAR; drug design (antimalarial agents, antifungal agents, anticancer agents, contraceptive agents)
Prof. Dr. Erik W. Baars
Professorship Anthroposophic Healthcare, University of Applied Sciences, Zernikedreef 11, 2333 CK Leiden, The Netherlands
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Interests: epidemiological and clinical studies; case-studies; health promotion; holism-reductionism; Anthroposophic Medicine; Integrative Medicine; whole medical systems (research); in-vitro studies; epidemiological studies; methodology and conceptual issues in medicine and CAM/IM
Dr. Gil Bar-Sela
Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus, and Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
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Interests: oncology; Integrative medicine in oncology; nutrition and cancer
Dr. Peggy M.P.C. Bosch
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Centre for Cognition, Radboud University Nijmegen, Postbus 9104, Nijmegen 6500 HE, the Netherlands
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Interests: schizophrenia; depression; sleep disorders; acupuncture; fMRI; TMS
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Special Issue: Schizophrenia and Sleep Disorders
Dr. Giovanni Brandi
Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, University Hospital S. Orsola - Malpighi Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
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Interests: gastrointestinal tumor (hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma); carcinogenesis and treatment; intestinal microbiota; environmental carcinogens (asbestos)
Prof. Dr. Rainer W. Bussmann
Director William L. Brown Center and William L. Brown Curator of Economic Botany Missouri Botanical Garden P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, MO 63166-0299 USA
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Interests: ethnopharmacology; ethnobotany; medicinal plants; systems biology; plant ecology
Prof. Dr. Kelvin Chan
1 Adjunct Professor in TCM at University of Western Sydney, NSW 2571, Australia
2 Adjunct Professor at University of Technology Sydney NSW 2007, Australia
3 Visiting Professor in Natural Products & TCM Research at Liverpool John Moores University, L3 3AF, UK
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Interests: chemometrics evaluation linked with synergy-mechanistic investigations on R&D of TCM products; Integrative research of linking TCM principles with biomedical research methods involving systems biology; Development of training curriculum for future resources for integrative medicine
Prof. Dr. Il-Moo Chang
President, Seoul National University, The Korean Ginseng Research Institute, 30 Gajeong-Ro, Yuseong-ku Daejeon, 305-805 Korea
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Interests: Safety of herbal materials; Safety and efficacy of ginseng
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Special Issue: Safety of Herbal Materials
Dr. Raymond Chuen-Chung Chang
Laboratory of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Department of Anatomy, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
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Interests: molecular neurobiology of neurodegeneration; neuroimmunology; cell biology; signal transduction
Prof. Dr. Jiande Chen
Division of Gastroenterology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
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Interests: obesity; diabetes; gastrointestinal motility; neuromodulation; acupuncture; electrophysiology
Dr. Calvin Yu-Chian Chen
Laboratory of Computational and Systems Biology, School of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan
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Interests: machine learning; molecular dynamic simulation; computer-aided drug design; 3D-QSAR; computational and systems biology; bioinformatics
Dr. Torkel Falkenberg
Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Nursing, Karolinska Institutet 23 300, 141 83 Huddinge, Sweden
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Interests: integrative care research and human resilience; health systems research; complex interventions; mixed methods research; spirituality; genomics; conceptual issues in international health
Prof. Dr. Xinyan Gao
Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China
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Dr. Catherine Heurteaux
Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, 660 Route des Lucioles Sophia Antipolis, 06560 Valbonne, France
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Interests: neuroprotection; cerebrovascular diseases; mood disorders; pharmacology and ion channels
Prof. Dr. Levon Khachigian
Centre for Vascular Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
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Interests: atherogenesis and inflammation; cardiology and vascular disease; genetics; signalling and transcription; molecular mechanisms; vascular smooth muscle cells; DNAzymes
Prof. Dr. Tetsuya Konishi
NUPALS Liaison R/D promotion center Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences (NUPALS) Higashijima 265-1 Akiha-Ku Niigata, 956-8603 Japan
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Interests: food for complementary medicine; sensitizers in cancer therapy; synergistic function of food factors in medicine
Prof. Dr. Sing Kai Lo
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
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Interests: systematic review; personal well-being; methodological issues in CAM; public health
Prof. Dr. Ryuichi Morishita
Department of Clinical Gene Therapy, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, 2-2 Yamada-oka, Suita City, Osaka, 565-0871, Japan
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Interests: vascular biology in cardiovascular disease; findings for new therapy in cardiovascular disease; molecular biology for stroke
Prof. Dr. Wendy Moyle
Centre for Health Practice Innovation, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, 170 Kessels Road, QLD 4111, Australia
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Interests: behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia; massage; aromatherapy; music therapy; quality of life; older people
Prof. Dr. Osamu Muraoka
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kinki University, 3-4-1 Kowakae, Higashi-osaka, Osaka 577-8502, Japan
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Interests: isolation, structure determination, and total synthesis of bioactive natural products; structure-activity relation studies on the agents bearing antidiabetic, anticancer, hepatoprotective, or lipid accumulation promoting activities; quantitative analysis of bioactive constituents in medicinal herbs; functional food chemistry, etc
Dr. Im Quah-Smith
Research Associate , School of Psychiatry University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia; Director, Roseville Wellness Group, Sydney, NSW 2069,Australia
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Interests: Acupuncture; Auriculotherapy; Laser; Human Resilience; Mental Health
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Special Issue: Auricular Medicine: Gateway to the Brain in Healing
Prof. Dr. Basil D. Roufogalis
BASIL D ROUFOGALIS | Professor Emeritus Discipline of Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences, Sydney Medical School, Sydney 2006, Australia
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Interests: new therapeutic agents from medicinal herbs in diabetes, and hyperlipidemia, but also in pain and cancer; traditional medicines for protection of diabetic complications and metabolic syndrome; mechanisms of herbal medicines; calcium translocating ATPase pumps and inhibitors; multi drug resistance in cancer; calcium regulation of cellular signalling by GTP-binding proteins
Prof. Dr. Volker Scheid
EASTmedicine Research Centre, School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, London, W1W 6UW, UK
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Interests: East Asian medicines; medical anthropology; history of science, technology and medicine; social studies of science; critical theory; systems biology
Prof. Dr. Eleni Skaltsa
Department of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products, School of Pharmacy, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, Zografou, Athens 157 71, Greece
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Interests: phytochemistry; spectroscopy; analytical techniques; biological activity of secondary metabolites of medicinal plants; environmental research and chemical ecology
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Special Issue: Antimicrobial, Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Activities of Essential Oils
Prof. Dr. Toku Takahashi
Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin and Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI, USA
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Interests: acupuncture; anti-stress effect of oxytocin; brain gut axis; gastrointestinal motility; integrative medicine; loving kindness meditation; social interaction
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Special Issue: Integrative Medicine
Prof. Dr. Taras I. Usichenko
Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Medicine of Greifswald, Fleischmannstr. 42-44, D-17475 Greifswald, Germany
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Interests: mechanisms of pain chronification; analgesic effects of vagal nerve stimulation; treatment of acute and chronic pain with the methods of complementary medicine; analgesic effects of influence of low-intensity electromagnetic waves
Prof. Dr. Maurits W.M.L. Van den Noort
Research Group of Pain and Neuroscience, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 130-701, Republic of Korea; Brussels Institute for Applied Linguistics, Free University of Brussels, Brussels 1050, Belgium
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Interests: psychiatry; fMRI; TMS; working memory; acupuncture; bilingualism
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Special Issue: Schizophrenia and Sleep Disorders
Prof. Dr. Robert Verpoorte
Natural Products Laboratory, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, Sylvius Laboratory, PO Box 9502, 2300RA Leiden, The Netherlands
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Interests: natural products; medicinal plants; ethnopharmacology; metabolomics; systems biology; metabolic engineering
Prof. Dr. Harald Walach
Institute of Transcultural Health Sciences and Samueli Institute, European University Viadrina Frankfurt, PO Box 1786, 15203 Frankfurt, Germany
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Interests: Complementary and Alternative Medicine, especially homeopathy, spiritual healing, mind-body approaches; mindfulness and meditation research; methodology and conceptual issues in medicine and CAM
Prof. Dr. Claudia Witt
Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University Hospital Zurich and University Zurich, Sonneggstr. 6, CH-8091 Zurich, Switzerland
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Interests: comparative effectiveness research; research methodology; acupuncture; pain
Prof. Dr. Shufeng Zhou
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
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Interests: drug discovery; systems pharmacology; cancer pharmacology; drug metabolism and transport; pharmacometrics; pharmacogenomics
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Special Issue: Molecular Science for Drug Development and Biomedicine
Special Issue: Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
Special Issue: Herbal Medicines and Natural Products
Special Issue: Drug Design and Discovery: Principles and Applications

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