Special Issue "Top 35 of Biology Travel Awards 2018"

A special issue of Biology (ISSN 2079-7737).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Chris O'Callaghan

Centre for Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford, OX3 7BN, UK
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Interests: immunity; inflammation; vascular disease; gene regulation; protein structure; function
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jukka Finne

Research Programme in Molecular and Integrative Biosciences, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, P. O. Box 56, FI 00014 Helsinki, Finland
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Interests: glycobiology; glycoproteins, polysialic acid; bacterial adhesion
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Arthur J.L. Cooper

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA
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Interests: pyridoxal 5'-phosphate enzymes; enzyme mechanisms; bioactivation mechanisms; neurochemistry; neurodegenerative diseases; chemoprevention; and 1-C; nitrogen; sulfur and selenium biochemistry; transglutaminases (protein cross linking enzymes)

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biology aspires to provide academic scientists with an excellent forum for studies in all aspects related to biological sciences. In 2018, the journal set up the "Biology Travel Awards", aiming to promote scientific communications for young researchers at international academic conferences. After the full consideration by our Award Evaluation Committee, the two awards are finally granted to:

Dr. David Olagnier, at Aarhus University, Demark,
MS Maria Szaruga-Bracke at VIB/KU Leuven, Belgium.

We have received a large number of applications from excellent candidates all over the world. To the Top 35 candidates, a waiver opportunity is granted to publish a paper completely free of charge in the journal.

Profs. Chris O'Callaghan, Jukka Finne, and Arthur J.L. Cooper, our Evaluation Committee Members, kindly edit this Special Issue. It will include the publications contributed by the winners together with their research teams.

We would like to express our great thanks here for all the applicants’ attentions and the winners’ contributions. More information on the awards could be found at the following website: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/biology/awards

Kind regards,

Biology Editorial Office

Prof. Dr. Chris O'Callaghan
Prof. Dr. Jukka Finne
Prof. Dr. Arthur J.L. Cooper
Guest Editors

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Open AccessReview Therapeutic Approaches Targeting Inflammation in Cardiovascular Disorders
Biology 2018, 7(4), 49; https://doi.org/10.3390/biology7040049 (registering DOI)
Received: 23 October 2018 / Accepted: 6 November 2018 / Published: 16 November 2018
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Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the Western world and represents an enormous global health burden. Significant advances have been made in the conservative, medical and surgical management across the range of cardiovascular diseases however the inflammatory components
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Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the Western world and represents an enormous global health burden. Significant advances have been made in the conservative, medical and surgical management across the range of cardiovascular diseases however the inflammatory components of these diseases have traditionally been neglected. Inflammation is certainly a key component of atherosclerosis, a chronic inflammatory condition, but it is at least correlative and predictive of risk in many other aspects of cardiovascular medicine ranging from heart failure to outcomes following reperfusion strategies. Inflammation therefore represents significant potential for future risk stratification of patients as well as offering new therapeutic targets across cardiovascular medicine. This review explores the role of inflammation in several of the major aspects of cardiovascular medicine focusing on current and possible future examples of the targeting of inflammation in prognosis and therapy. It concludes that future directions of cardiovascular research and clinical practice should seek to identify cohorts of patients with a significant inflammatory component to their cardiovascular condition or reaction to cardiovascular intervention. These patients might benefit from therapeutic strategies mounted against the inflammatory components implicated in their condition. Full article
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