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Special Issue "Alcohol Induced Central Nervous System Damage"
A special issue of Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (16 October 2017).
Interests: neuroscience education; pedagogy; drug dependence; central nervous system damage; biochemistry; learning and memory
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Alcohol abuse and dependence produce a myriad of organ pathologies that alter both the quality and longevity of life for those affected. The central nervous system (CNS) is among the most sensitive of organ systems in this regard and pathology of the CNS has been proposed to be a key factor contributing to escalating alcohol abuse and dependence. Recent technological and theoretical advances have demonstrated that alcohol-induced CNS damage is multi-faceted in mechanism and may reflect perturbation of multiple cell signalling cascades, including those associated with innate immune activation; neuronal development and plasticity; autophagy; excitotoxicity; oxidative stress; and/or organelle function; among others. Only by investigating and understanding the full diversity of alcohol’s effect on CNS function and dysfunction will science contribute to the development of biomedical and/or biopharmaceutical interventions that may moderate alcohol-induced CNS damage and its associated behavioral correlates.
This Special Issue of Brain Sciences will provide the readers with an in-depth examination of recent and innovative findings that further our understanding of CNS damage associated with alcohol abuse and dependence. We invite you to submit contributions for this Special Issue, from both basic and applied scientific approaches, that will expand our knowledge base on this topic.
Dr. Mark A. Prendergast
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Brain Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
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