Medicines — Editors

Editors

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Litscher
Editor-in-Chief
Doctor degree of Technical Sciences, Doctor degree of Medical Sciences
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. Dr. Fengxia Liang
Associate Editor
College of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Orthopaedics, Hubei University of Chinese Medicine, Wuhan 430061, China
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Dr. William Chi-shing Cho
Associate Editor
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong, China
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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

Prof. Dr. James David Adams
School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California, 1985 Zonal Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
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Interests: chronic pain; severe pain; plant medicines; traditional healing; California Indian healing
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Medicines: Plant Medicines for Clinical Trial
Special Issue in J: Pharmacology and Clinical Uses of Plant Medicines and Plant Derived Compounds
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, Oxford, 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 3200003, 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 in Medicines: 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
William L. Brown Center, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO 63166-0299, USA
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Interests: ethnopharmacology; ethnobotany; medicinal plants; systems biology; plant ecology
Prof. Dr. Kelvin Chan
1. The National Institute of Complementary Medicine, Western Sydney University, NSW 2560, Australia
2. Faculty of Science, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW 2007, Australia
3. School of Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences, 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
The Korean Ginseng Research Institute, Seoul National University, 30 Gajeong-Ro, Yuseong-ku Daejeon, Seoul 305-805, Korea
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Interests: Safety of herbal materials; Safety and efficacy of ginseng
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Special Issue in Medicines: 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 77555, 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. Penelope Klein
Physical Therapy Department, D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY 14201, USA
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Interests: tai chi; qigong; integrative medicine
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Special Issue in Medicines: Mind-body Medicine Approaches
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. Cun-Zhi Liu
Acupuncture and Moxibustion Department, Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, affiliated to Capital Medical University, 23 Meishuguanhou Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100010, China
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Interests: acupuncture; basic and clinical research; autonomic nervous system; TCM
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, 170 Kessels Road, Brisbane, 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. Byeongsang Oh
Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2065, Australia
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Interests: mind-body medicine; complementary medicine; supportive care in cancer; quality of life; integrative medicine
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Special Issue in Medicines: Mind-body Medicine Approaches
Dr. Im Quah-Smith
Royal Women's Hospital, Randwick, Australia, and Roseville Wellness Group, Roseville, NSW 2069, Australia
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Interests: Acupuncture; Auriculotherapy; Laser; Human Resilience; Mental Health
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Special Issue in Medicines: Auricular Medicine: Gateway to the Brain in Healing
Prof. Dr. Pei-Jing Rong
Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, 16 Nanxiaojie, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100700, China
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Interests: acupuncture; vagus nerve stimulation; mechanisms; depression; pain; neurosciences
Prof. Dr. Basil D. Roufogalis
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. Helen D. Skaltsa
Department of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products, School of Pharmacy, University of Athens, 15771 Athens, Greece
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Interests: chemistry of natural products; analytical methods; NMR; GC-MS; terpenes (iridoids, sesquiterpene lactones, triterpenes); phenolics (flavonoids, phenols, phenolic acids, lignans); essential oils; ethnopharmacology; history of pharmacy
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Special Issue in Medicines: Antimicrobial, Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Activities of Essential Oils
Special Issue in Molecules: Biological Activity of Secondary Metabolites
Prof. Dr. Toku Takahashi
Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin and Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI 53295, 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 in Medicines: 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 Van den Noort
Research Group of Pain and Neuroscience, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 130-⁠⁠⁠701, Republic of Korea
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Interests: bilingualism; second language acquisition; working memory; schizophrenia; depression; sleep disorders; Parkinson's disease; fMRI; TMS
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Special Issue in Medicines: 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. Sivarama Vinjamury
Southern California University of Health Sciences, 16200 Amber Valley Drive, Whittier, CA 90604, USA
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Interests: Cancer, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Cancer treatment, Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Cancer Pain, Quality of Life, Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Herbs, yoga, tai-chi
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Special Issue in Medicines: Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Cancer Patients
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
Dr. Albert S. Yeung
Primary Care Research Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02108, USA
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Interests: primary care; integration; integrative medicine; disparities acupuncture; mind-body medicine; tai chi; qigong
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Special Issue in Medicines: Mind-body Medicine Approaches
Prof. Dr. Shufeng Zhou
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
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Interests: drug discovery; systems pharmacology; cancer pharmacology; drug metabolism and transport; pharmacometrics; pharmacogenomics
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Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Molecular Science for Drug Development and Biomedicine
Special Issue in Pharmaceutics: Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
Special Issue in Medicines: Herbal Medicines and Natural Products
Special Issue in Molecules: Drug Design and Discovery: Principles and Applications
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