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Neural and Mechanical Mechanisms in Pulmonary Defense: What Does the Future Hold?

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This Research Topic is designed to provide a forward-looking resource for the broader Respiratory Neurobiology community, including investigators pursuing Clinical Physiology and Autonomic Neuroscience/Physiology. Frontiers in Respiratory Physiology and Frontiers in Autonomic Neuroscience/Physiology are ...

This Research Topic is designed to provide a forward-looking resource for the broader Respiratory Neurobiology community, including investigators pursuing Clinical Physiology and Autonomic Neuroscience/Physiology. Frontiers in Respiratory Physiology and Frontiers in Autonomic Neuroscience/Physiology are co-hosts of the RT. We welcome submissions that cross the traditional boundaries of respiratory neurobiology and physiology and/or employ novel methodologies or techniques to address the following topics: sensory and autonomic processing or receptor pharmacology that highlight or address pathophysiology, translational studies and clinical respiratory medicine.

The Research Topic welcomes submissions from emerging leaders in the field and manuscripts are especially encouraged from Early Career Investigators (ECI) in their initial faculty position, individuals in the midst of their fundamental or clinical research fellowships, or PhD candidates. To support this aim, a small number of open access fee reductions will be offered to lead authors who are ECIs. Submissions are welcomed from a diverse community of global scholars and scientists.

Manuscripts should highlight recent advances in the field through reviews or other Frontiers manuscript categories (Frontiers article types), which report on new research findings and/or highlight future opportunities in the Neurobiology of breathing and pulmonary defense related to cough, autonomic pathways, receptor mechanisms, dyspnea and related clinical physiology of obstructive lung disease. A broad range of experimental approaches is encouraged including neurobiological techniques, animal models of disease, investigation of clinical and healthy human participant populations and related investigative modelling. The Research topic will accept manuscripts until the end of March 2021.


Keywords: lung afferents and efferents, cough, central circuits, airway responsiveness, clinical physiology


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22 March 2021 Manuscript
31 May 2021 Manuscript Extension

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22 March 2021 Manuscript
31 May 2021 Manuscript Extension

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