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Research Topics

Displaying 1 - 20 out of 87 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

Glial cells and inflammation: the fine intersection to initiation and progression of neuronal damage

Topic Editors:
Astrid E. Cardona, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Communication between the central nervous system and the immune system involves a complex network of bidirectional communication. The functions of astrocytes,...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Nov 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Apr 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

Dialogues in music therapy and music neuroscience: collaborative understanding driving clinical advances

Topic Editors:
Jorg C. Fachner, Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom
Julian O'Kelly, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, United Kingdom
Mari Tervaniemi, Institute for Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland

Music is a complex, dynamic stimulus with an un-paralleled ability to stimulate a global network of neural activity involved in attention, emotion, memory, communication,...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Jan 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Apr 2015

Dysmetabolism, obesity and inflammation: three prominent actors in the drama of major neuropsychiatric disorders

Topic Editors:
Tommaso Cassano, University of Foggia, Italy
Luca Steardo, SAPIENZA University of Rome, Italy

A large and convincing body of evidence demonstrates that medical conditions associated with chronic inflammatory and immunological abnormalities may represent risk...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Nov 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 28 Feb 2015

Brain hypoxia and ischemia: new insights into neurodegeneration and neuroprotection

Topic Editors:
Natalia N. Nalivaeva, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Elena Rybnikova, I.P.Pavlov Institute of Physiology, Russia

Impaired oxygen (hypoxia) or reduced blood flow (ischemia) to the brain is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in humans resulting in cognitive impairment, seizures,...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Dec 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Feb 2015

Progress in new therapies for neurodegenerative disease

Topic Editors:
Kevin J. O'Donovan, United States Military Academy, USA
Andrew A. Pieper, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, USA

Neurodegenerative disease refers to a wide range of conditions that affect the neurons of the central and peripheral nervous systems. These cells are particularly...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Oct 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Jan 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

From neurostimulation to neurocontrol: Advances and challenges in adapting control theory to the brain

Topic Editors:
Jason Ritt, Boston University, USA
Daniel W. Moran
ShiNung Ching, Washington University in St. Louis, USA

We have an ever-expanding array of tools that alter neural activity, but do we know how to use them? Control goes beyond stimulation by specifying a desired outcome,...

Deadline for abstract submission: 22 Sep 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 16 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

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

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

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

Role of neurodegeneration in systemic and chronic diseases with ocular manifestations

Topic Editors:
Delia Cabrera DeBuc, University of Miami, USA
Gábor Márk Somfai, MD, PhD, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Hungary

Neurodegeneration plays a major role in systemic and chronic diseases with ocular manifestations. There is strong need to develop novel approaches to study human brain...

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Oct 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 15 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

How, and why, does spatial-hearing ability differ among listeners? What is the role of learning and multisensory interactions?

Topic Editors:
Guillaume Andeol, Institut de Recherche Biomédicale des Armées, France
Ewan A. Macpherson, Western University, Canada
Brian Simpson, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

Spatial-hearing ability has been found to vary widely across listeners. A survey of the existing auditory-space perception literature suggests that three main types of...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 May 2013

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Nov 2013

Extended deadline for full article submission: 15 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

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