Special Issue "Comparative studies on Endocrine Diseases in Animals and Humans"
A special issue of Veterinary Sciences (ISSN 2306-7381).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2016).
Interests: clinical endocrinology of companion animals; diabetes; hypothyroidism; hypoparathyroidism; reproduction physiology; hormone-producing or hormone-sensitive tumors; mammary-, prostate-, or thyroid-carcinoma; pituitary adenoma; insulinoma
Animal health and human health are intimately linked to each other. Within the veterinary community, the One-Health concept is commonly accepted, but less well-known within the human medical community, which is much more familiar with all kind of rodent models than with the diseases of companion animals.
Nevertheless, it is my sincere conviction that cross-disciplinary research within comparative endocrinology of humans and (companion) animals with spontaneous endocrine diseases is beneficial for the wellbeing of both. It will improve and quicken the development of new therapies, especially in the new era of precision- or personalized medicine, made possible, amongst others, by the availability of the genomes of many species.
Funding of comparative research depends not only on the aspects of intrinsic value for the species studied, but often also on the benefit for human medicine. It is my wish that, together with all the experts within the veterinary community, we will be able to provide all the arguments to the scientific community as to why comparative endocrinology is so challenging.
Original manuscripts or reviews that address comparative aspects of endocrine diseases in animals are invited for this Special Issue.
Dr. Ir. J.A. Jan Mol
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- Comparative endocrinology
- endocrine diseases in companion animals