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Special Issue "Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias-Novel Therapeutic Approaches"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 March 2020.
Interests: Alzheimer's disease; tauopathy; neurodegeneration; animal models
Although Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other dementias are being intensively investigated, there is not yet a drug that efficiently interferes with disease pathogenesis. Most cases of AD are sporadic and less than 5%, among them carrying mutations that affect beta amyloid, are early‐onset familial AD that occur before the age of 65 years. Unfortunately, thus far, most of the newly developed drugs for AD treatment have failed in clinical trials. There is an urgent need for new therapies for treating dementias, particularly AD. Otherwise, this disease will continue to attack 5% of people aged over 65 and more than 40% of those aged over 85. Genetic risk factors, such as the presence of ApoE4 or mutations in inflammatory markers, such as TREM2, have been shown to affect disease development and progress. However, preventive approaches, such as maintaining good health (e.g., reducing cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors, enhancing physical and mental activities), seem to have a major impact on reducing disease incidence and delaying its onset. Many research approaches may be suitable for combating dementias, such as identifying disease-causing compounds (toxins), finding new targets, developing new drugs (mono/multi-target) by drug screening or by drug design, cell or organelle therapy, and device development, as well as other creative and innovative unconventional approaches.
This Special Issue will be dedicated to gathering novel therapeutic approaches to treat Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. We welcome submissions, including original papers and reviews, on these essential topics.
Prof. Hanna Rosenmann
Prof. Dan Frenkel
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Prevention of dementia
- Treatment of dementia
- Mild cognitive impairment
- Neurodegenerative pathways
- Toxic elements inducing dementia
- Drug screening
- Drug design
- Cell or organelle therapy
- Device development