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Special Issue "Novel Mechanisms and Strategies for Neural Repair"
A special issue of Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2018).
Interests: neural repair; axon regeneration; neuroplasticity; spinal cord injury; neurotrauma; functional recovery
Loss of neural cells and disconnection of axons frequently cause persistent functional deficits with a very limited recovery after nervous system injury or in neurological disorders. Our understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms for these diseases is incomplete and the current medical treatments to enhance recovery of lost neurological functions are extremely restricted. We invite investigators to contribute original research studies and review articles that illuminate the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying neural cell damage and loss, neurodegeneration, neuronal and axonal regeneration failure, demyelination, and associated functional deficits. We also invite articles that highlight recent advances in development of effective strategies for promoting neural repair, neural cell survival, neural regeneration, synaptic reconnection, neuroplasticity, and functional recovery. The overall goals of this Special Issue are to further understand the molecular and cellular responses of injured neural cells (neurons and glia) and to develop highly effective approaches for repairing central and peripheral nervous systems and for recovering neural functions.
Prof. Dr. Shuxin Li
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.
- Neuronal and glial injury
- Molecular and cellular mechanisms
- Neural repair
- Neuronal regeneration
- Therapeutic strategy