Special Issue "Therapeutics Agents for Neural Repair"
A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020).
Interests: spinal cord injury; regenerative medicine
An insult on the Central Nervous System (CNS) usually leads to permanent and irreversible pathological conditions. Events, such as stroke, trauma or neurodegenerative diseases, have a strong impact on the physiological, psychological and social behavior of patients. For these reasons, it is urgent to develop therapeutic strategies that can specifically target these problems. Typically, the pathophysiology of these conditions entail several molecular and cellular events and, given its multifaceted nature, many conceptually different paths are under investigation to promote neural repair. This Special Issue is dedicated to “Therapeutics Agents for Neural Repair” and it is mainly focused on the use of pharmaceutical agents, administrated alone or in combination with other therapeutic approaches.
I sincerely hope that you will be able to contribute a research manuscript or review article dealing with your research in this area of investigation. The proposed topics include, but are not limited to:
- Pathologies of the CNS (Parkinson, Alzheimer, Huntington, multiple sclerosis, depression, autism, Machado-Joseph, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury).
- Therapeutic Approaches (molecular therapy, cell therapy, gene therapy, deep brain/epidural stimulation, tissue engineering).
- Personalized medicine
- Biomarkers of disease
- In vitro/ex vivo studies
- In vivo preclinical studies
- Clinical studies
I look forward to your participation.
Dr. Nuno A. Silva
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- Neural Repair
- Neurodegenerative Disease
- Therapeutic Agents