About this Research Topic
We are now entering the third decade of the 21st Century, and, especially in the last years, the achievements made by scientists have been exceptional, leading to major advancements in the fast-growing field of non-neuronal cells, including resident immune cells, glial cells (astrocytes and cells of the oligodendrocytic lineage), neurovascular cells (endothelial cells, pericytes, perivascular macrophages, etc.), and other cells that populate the nervous system. Frontiers has organized a series of Research Topics to highlight the latest advancements in science in order to be at the forefront of science in different fields of research. This editorial initiative of particular relevance, led by Dr Marie-Eve Tremblay, Specialty Chief Editor of the Non-Neuronal Cells section, together with Dr Jason Plemel and Dr Jessica Rosin, is focused on new insights, novel developments, current challenges, latest discoveries, recent advances, and future perspectives in the field of non-neuronal cells.
The Research Topic solicits brief, forward-looking contributions from the editorial board members that describe the state of the art, outlining, recent developments and major accomplishments that have been achieved and that need to occur to move the field forward. Authors are encouraged to identify the greatest challenges in the sub-disciplines, and how to address those challenges.
The goal of this special edition Research Topic is to shed light on the progress made in the past decade in the non-neuronal cells field and on its future challenges to provide a thorough overview of the status of the art. This article collection will inspire, inform and provide direction and guidance to researchers in the field.
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.