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Research Topics

Displaying 1 - 20 out of 81 Research Topics

Rho kinase (ROCK) as a therapeutic target in neurological disease

Topic Editors:
Paul Lingor, University Medicine Göttingen, Germany
Bernhard K. Mueller, Abbvie GmbH & Co KG, Germany

Rho kinase (ROCK) is a serine/threonine kinase with two highly homologous isoforms, ROCK1 and ROCK2. While ROCK1 is mostly expressed in non-neuronal tissue, ROCK2 is...

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Jun 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 31 Aug 2015

The agony of Ecstasy/MDMA; health, neurocognitive and behavioural outcomes of MDMA use

Topic Editors:
Luke A. Downey, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Con Stough, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) or "ecstasy" is a widely used illicit drug thought to enhance positive emotions and cause feelings of euphoria in humans. The...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Nov 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 30 May 2015

Interstitial cells of Cajal and the autonomic nervous systems

Topic Editors:
Jan D. Huizinga, McMaster University, Canada
Gerard Sergeant, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
Grant W. Hennig, University of Nevada Reno, USA
INSUK SO, Department of Physiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea (South)

Research topic Frontiers in Neuroscience Interstitial cells of Cajal and the autonomic nervous systems The focus of this research topic is...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Nov 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 25 Apr 2015

Short- and long-term effects of methamphetamine exposure

Topic Editors:
Jacob Raber, OHSU, USA
Charles N. Allen, Oregon Health & Science University, USA

The number of people abusing methamphetamine (MA) is increasing. MA has short- and long-term effects on brain development and functioning. The risk of the developing...

Deadline for abstract submission: 03 Nov 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 20 Jan 2015

Recent Advances and Challenges on Big Data Analysis in Neuroimaging

Topic Editors:
Jian Kang, Emory University, USA
Han Liu, Princeton University, USA
Brian Caffo

The desire to understand the human brain has been the main interests of cognitive neuroscientists throughout the past centuries. More recently, the neuroscience...

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Oct 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 15 Jan 2015

Enabling technologies for very large-scale synaptic electronics

Topic Editors:
Themis Prodromakis, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Alexantrou Serb, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

An important part of the colossal effort associated with the understanding of the brain involves using electronics hardware technology in order to reproduce biological...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Aug 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Jan 2015

Defining roles for serotonin in the autonomic nervous system

Topic Editors:
Jack Grider, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Paul P. Bertrand, University of New South Wales, Australia
Joel C. Bornstein, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Serotonin (5-HT) has been extensively studied in the brain and the periphery for decades. Although serotonin and its many receptor subtypes are widely distributed in...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Nov 2013

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Jun 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 01 Jan 2015

How to Progress in the Field of Neuroprotection and -Rehabilitation: A look at the Good, the Bad and the Better

Topic Editors:
Petra Henrich-Noack, Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany
Gerlinde Metz, University of Lethbridge, Canada
Donald Stein
Joseph L. Cheatwood, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, USA

Neuroscience is a research field where current knowledge has not yet led to a fundamental understanding of the organ’s complex functions. In the areas of neuroprotection...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Sep 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Dec 2014

Autism Neuroscience: From Genes to Behavior

Topic Editors:
Cyndi Schumann, UC Davis MIND Institute, USA
Melissa Bauman, UC Davis, USA

The goal of this proposal is to highlight multidisciplinary neuroscience approaches that have the potential to advance our understanding of the brain development and...

Deadline for abstract submission: 04 Aug 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 08 Dec 2014

Emerging Concepts In The Central Regulation Of Energy Balance And Metabolism

Topic Editors:
Marc Claret, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Spain
Miguel Lopez, University of Santiago de Compostela. School of Medicine, Spain
Ruben Nogueiras, UNiversity of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Research conducted over the last 20 years, have firmly established the central nervous system as a critical regulator of systemic energy balance and metabolism. These...

Deadline for abstract submission: 25 Aug 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Dec 2014

Alzheimer's Disease Big Data DREAM Challenge #1

Topic Editors:
Arno Klein, Sage Bionetworks, USA
John Kauwe, Brigham Young University, USA

The goal of the Alzheimer's Disease Big Data DREAM Challenge #1 (AD#1) is to apply an open science approach to rapidly identify accurate predictive AD biomarkers that can...

Deadline for abstract submission: 29 Aug 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 28 Nov 2014

Mechanisms of Neuronal Migration during Corticogenesis

Topic Editors:
Chiaki Ohtaka-Maruyama, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, Japan
Kazunori Nakajima, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan
Nobuaki Maeda, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, Japan
Alessandra Pierani, INSTITUT JACQUES-MONOD CNRS UMR 7592, Université Paris Diderot, France

The cerebral cortex plays central roles in many higher-order functions such as cognition, language, consciousness, and the control of voluntary behavior. These processes...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Jul 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 03 Nov 2014

Contribution of system biology technologies to disease-modifying drug development for neurodegeneration.

Topic Editors:
Nathalie A. Compagnone, Innovative Concept in Drug Development, France
Birgitt Schuele, The Parkinson's Institute, USA

System biology approaches at the cellular, molecular or genetic level may provide disease modifying drug developers for neurodegenerative diseases with proper tools to...

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Sep 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Nov 2014

News from the Psychology, Neurobiology and Genetic Fields on Social and Economic Behavioral Studies

Topic Editors:
Itzhak Aharon, The Interdisciplinary Center, Israel
Mitsuhiro Okada, keio University, Japan
Sacha Bourgeois-Gironde, Université de Provence, France

This Topic is cross-listed in Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience (Field: Psychology) The 20th century began with the re-discovery of Mendel’s laws...

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Aug 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 15 Oct 2014

Neuroprosthetic Approaches Within the Spinal Cord

Topic Editors:
Mesut Sahin, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Abhishek Prasad, University of Miami, USA
Yukio Nishimura, National Institute for Physiolosical Sciences, Japan

Injury and diseases of the spinal cord can cause partial or complete loss of the motor and sensory function. With advancements in neurotechnology, the population of...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Aug 2013

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Oct 2014

From ecology to brain development: Bridging separate evolutionary paradigms

Topic Editors:
Francisco Aboitiz, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile
Miguel L. Concha, Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Medicina, Instituto de Ciencias Biomédicas, Chile
Christian Gonzalez-Billault, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Jorge Mpodozis, Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Ciencias, Departamento de Biologia, Chile

Evolution consists of the transformation of species across generations, and this includes morphological and functional diversification of lineages according to the...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Apr 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Oct 2014

Synaptic plasticity for Neuromorphic Systems

Topic Editors:
Chiara Bartolozzi, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
Sadique Sheik, Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Christian G. Mayr, Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Elisabetta Chicca, University of Bielefeld, Germany

One of the most striking properties of biological systems is their ability to learn and adapt to ever changing environmental conditions, tasks and stimuli. It emerges...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Oct 2013

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Jul 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 01 Oct 2014

Glycolysis at 75: Is it Time to Tweak the First Elucidated Metabolic Pathway in History?

Topic Editors:
Avital Schurr, Brain Attack Research Laboratory, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University of Louisville , USA
Evelyne Gozal, University of Louisville, USA

Glycolysis, the pathway of enzymatic reactions responsible for the breakdown of glucose into two trioses and further into pyruvate or lactate, was elucidated in 1940. For...

Deadline for abstract submission: 28 Feb 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Sep 2014

Neural Plasticity Studied by Quantitative MRI

Topic Editors:
Robert Trampel, Max Planck Society, Germany
Christine L. Tardif, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany
Andreas Schäfer, Max-Planck-Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany
Pierre-Louis Bazin, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany
Robert Turner, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany
Alexander L. MacKay, University of British Columbia, Canada
Jon Shah, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Germany

It is now well accepted that the brain is not a physiologically static organ, it rather changes due to aging, learning, environmental influences, sleep, bodily injury,...

Deadline for abstract submission: 25 Jun 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 25 Sep 2014

Neural computations underlying dynamic decision making

Topic Editors:
Vasileios Christopoulos, California Institute of Technology, USA
Paul Schrater, University of Minnesota, USA

While lots of research has uncovered behavioral and neural mechanisms underlying decision making, most of the studies have focused heavily on static decisions. This...

Deadline for abstract submission: 20 Dec 2013

Deadline for full article submission: 29 Apr 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 01 Sep 2014

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