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Research Topics

Displaying 1 - 20 out of 85 Research Topics

Serotonin and memory

Topic Editors:
Alfredo Meneses, Center for Research and Advanced Studies, Mexico. Mentor: Carlos Gitler, Weizman Institute, Mexico
Antonella Gasbarri, University of l'Aquila, Italy

The study of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) systems has benefited from the identification, classification and cloning of multiple 5-HT receptors (5-HT1 to 5-HT7). Increasing...

Deadline for abstract submission: 19 Dec 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Jun 2015

Frontiers in the pharmacological manipulation of intracellular cAMP levels

Topic Editors:
George S. Baillie, Glasgow University, United Kingdom
Frank Christian, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Apostolos Zarros, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) is a second messenger of paramount biological importance, involved in the regulation of a significant number of cellular functions...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Jan 2015

Deadline for full article submission: 29 May 2015

The Development, Marketing and Clinical Use of Enantiomers: Substantive Improvement in Patient Care or a Cynical Ploy for Manufacturer Profit?

Topic Editors:
David F. Lehmann, SUNY Upstate Medical University/UUH, USA
Sarabeth Wojnowicz, Upstate Medical University, USA

Medications that exist as racemic mixtures contain an equal mix of stereoisomers that have the same physical and chemical properties. These isomers can then be separated...

Deadline for abstract submission: 14 Nov 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 15 May 2015

Memory deficits & brain alterations

Topic Editors:
Alfredo Meneses, Center for Research and Advanced Studies, Mexico. Mentor: Carlos Gitler, Weizman Institute, Mexico
Antonella Gasbarri, University of l'Aquila, Italy

Dysfunctional memory occurs in several neuropsychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, stroke, post-traumatic stress disorder. Certainly, Alzheimer´s disease (AD) is...

Deadline for abstract submission: 14 Nov 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 15 May 2015

Patient Adherence to Medications: A Simple Concept but a Challenging Reality

Topic Editors:
Bernard Vrijens, AARDEX Group, Belgium
Lars Osterberg, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA

The concept of patient adherence to medications is simple and clearly exemplified by Koop’s law: “Drugs don’t work in patients who don’t take them”. A scientific...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Apr 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Aug 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 30 Apr 2015

Regulation of protein kinase signaling in cardiovascular disease

Topic Editors:
Friederike Cuello, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Kristina Lorenz, University of Wuerzburg, Germany

The human genome contains about 500 protein kinase genes. Protein kinases modify an estimated 30% of the human proteome and thus regulate the majority of cellular...

Deadline for abstract submission: 28 Nov 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 27 Apr 2015

Salvia divinorum and the kappa opioid receptor system: Therapeutic potential, drug discovery, and implications for consciousness.

Topic Editors:
Jordi Riba, Sant Pau Institute for Biomedical Research (IIB-Sant Pau), Spain

Salvia divinorum (SD) is a unique research tool with the potential to further scientific understanding of many processes of human cognition and behavior. The plant has...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Oct 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 24 Apr 2015

In Vivo Imaging in Pharmacological Research

Topic Editors:
Nicolau Beckmann, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Switzerland
Albert D Windhorst, VU University Medical Center, Netherlands
Igor A. Kaltashov, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, USA

The discovery and development of a biological active molecule with therapeutic properties is an ever increasing complex task, highly unpredictable at the early stages and...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Dec 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 15 Apr 2015

Recent advances in voltage-gated sodium channels, their pharmacology and related diseases

Topic Editors:
Mohamed Chahine, Laval University, Canada
Jean-François Desaphy, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy

It is our pleasure to co-edit a Research Topic on voltage-gated sodium channels pharmacology and related diseases. We are in a process to inviting submissions of novel...

Deadline for abstract submission: 01 Nov 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 01 Apr 2015

Application of spray drying technology to enhance performance of both small and large drug molecules

Topic Editors:
AMAL A. ELKORDY, university of Sunderland, United Kingdom

Spray drying as a technique is very efficient and beneficial as it converts the contents of solutions/suspensions into dry powder forms in one step. This makes spray...

Deadline for abstract submission: 25 Sep 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 26 Mar 2015

Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine

Topic Editors:
Aaron Tan, University College London, United Kingdom
Alexander M. Seifalian, UCL (University College London), United Kingdom

In recent years, the field of nanotechnology and regenerative medicine has been advancing at an exponential rate. This is evident in the explosion in the number of papers...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Oct 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Jan 2015

Application of Computational Tools to Health and Environmental Sciences

Topic Editors:
Patricia Ruiz, Center for Disease Control and Prevention/ Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, USA
George D. Loizou, Health and Safety Laboratory, United Kingdom

Paucity of experimental data, limitation of time and fiscal resources for experimental testing, and an increased awareness of animal rights is pushing the field of...

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Jan 2015

Pharmacokinetic interaction between conventional medicines and traditional medicinal herbal products

Topic Editors:
Bernd Rosenkranz, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Charles Awortwe, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Pius S. Fasinu, University of Mississippi, Oxford MS, US, USA

The use of traditional medicinal herbal products, as primary, complementary and/or alternative therapy is popular globally due to cultural, traditional, safety, cost and...

Deadline for abstract submission: 16 Jun 2013

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Aug 2014

Extended deadline for full article submission: 31 Jan 2015

New Clinical Pharmacy Practices: Challenges & Impacts

Topic Editors:
Abdulbaset A. Elfituri, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Canada
Fathi M. Sherif, University of Tripoli, Libya
PRAKASH KATAKAM, FACULTY OF PHARMACY, UNIVERSITY OF ZAWIA, Libya
Abdurraouf M. Khalf, Faculty of Pharmacy A zawia University, Libya

Theories: Clinical pharmacy practice is the practice of pharmacy as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team directed at achieving quality use of medicines Clinical...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Oct 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Jan 2015

Our Health and the preventive interventions : The philosophy and the practice

Topic Editors:
Amro A. Amara, City for Scientific Research and Technology Application (Formar name:Mubarak City), Egypt
Nawal A. Mohammed, City for scientific research and technological application, Egypt

Health is an important issue for a better life and happiness. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Oct 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 30 Jan 2015

Today’s nutrition and tomorrow’s public health: challenges and opportunities

Topic Editors:
Irene Lenoir-Wijnkoop, Utrecht University Department Pharmaceutical Sciences, Netherlands
Iñaki Gutiérrez-Ibarluzea, Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment, Spain
Dominique J. Dubois, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium

At the dawn of the third millennium, we are confronted with a disturbing phenomenon: although global life expectancy still increases, this is not the case for healthy...

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Dec 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 15 Jan 2015

Cyclic and linear polysiloxanes (silicones) in pharmacy, medicine, personal care products, food, environment – safety or risk?

Topic Editors:
Krystyna Mojsiewicz-Pienkowska, Faculty of Pharmacy with Subfaculty of Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland
Marzena Jamrógiewicz, Medical University of Gdansk, Faculty of Pharmacy with Subfaculty of Laboratory Medicine, Poland

Cyclic and linear polysiloxanes (silicones) belong to the organosilicon compounds. Because of their unique properties, polysiloxanes could be found almost in all areas of...

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 Oct 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Dec 2014

Mutations and Drug Resistance

Topic Editors:
Jian Hui Wu, McGill University, Canada
Rongtuan Lin, Lady Davis Institute/McGill University, Canada

A drug must interact with its target(s) to achieve the therapeutic effects. Mutation in drug target is a critical mechanism that results in drug resistance. The aim of...

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Oct 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Dec 2014

Herbal Remedies and Phytochemicals: Focus on Safety and Toxicological Evaluation

Topic Editors:
Abidemi J. Akindele, University of Lagos, Nigeria
Adejuwon A. Adeneye, Lagos State University College of Medicine, Nigeria

The use of plants with medicinal properties evolved with man based on the fact that a sound health is essential for survival propelled by day-to-day activities. Man...

Deadline for abstract submission: 25 Jul 2013

Deadline for full article submission: 31 Dec 2014

In silico modeling of brain receptors for antidepressants, psychostimulants and other CNS-active drugs

Topic Editors:
Christopher Surratt, Duquesne University, USA
Jeffry D. Madura, Duquesne University, USA

Brain receptors for drug classes including antidepressants, antipsychotics, psychostimulants, opiates and anticonvulsants are typically embedded in the lipid bilayer of...

Deadline for abstract submission: 20 Sep 2014

Deadline for full article submission: 20 Dec 2014

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