Special Issue "Drugs for Neurodegenerative Diseases"

A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Willmann Liang

Brain Research Centre, Institute of Chinese Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, E204 Science Centre East Block, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China
Phone: +852-39434370
Interests: neuropharmacology; neurophysiology
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. David Tai Wai Yew

Brain Research Centre, Institute of Chinese Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, E213 Science Centre East Block, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China
Website | E-Mail
Interests: neuroscience; neurodevelopment; neurodegeneration

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Patients diagnosed with neurodegenerative diseases in the form of dementia (as in Alzheimer’s disease) or motor impairment (such as Parkinson’s disease) undergo lifelong drug treatments. At present, these drugs act only modestly to either deter the progression of the disease or to alleviate the associated symptoms. Despite the significant progress that has been made over the years to develop more target-specific drugs based on the known pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the diseases, research still falls short of curing the diseases completely. In this Special Issue of Drugs for Neurodegenerative Diseases, articles describing the current treatment strategies of various neurodegenerative diseases will be invited for submission. Where appropriate, contributions are also encouraged to discuss novel treatment potentials for selected diseases. It is envisioned that with this Special Issue compilation, researchers in the field will be able to formulate new ideas in their future works on drug design and development.

Prof. Dr. Willmann Liang
Prof. Dr. David Tai Wai Yew
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • alzheimer’s disease
  • vascular dementia
  • parkinson’s disease
  • huntington’s disease
  • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • acetylcholine
  • dopamine
  • glutamate
  • symptomatic treatment

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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