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Neuroregeneration and Neuroplasticity
Submission Deadline: April 15, 2020 (Open) Submit Now
Ping K. Yip, PhD
Lecturer, Center of Neuroscience, Surgery and Trauma, Blizard Institute, Barts and London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, UK
E-mail: [email protected]
Research Interests: Spinal Cord Injury; Traumatic Brain Injury; Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy; Peripheral Nerve Injury; Neuroregeneration; Neuroplasticity; Neuroprotection; Neuroinflammation
About This Topic
Injury to the central nervous system (CNS) such as by trauma and/or ischemia can result in death or long term disability. To date, there are no effective therapies to treat paralysis of limbs or loss of bodily functions involving organs such as bladder or bowel. Therefore, there is an urgent clinically unmet need to improve the lives of spinal cord-injured patients. One particular direction of research is to induce axonal regeneration in damaged neurons and/or induce collateral sprouting in uninjured neurons. In this special edition we invite submissions that specifically focus on novel, inventive and original approaches to encourage neuroregeneration and/or neuroplasticity in post-CNS injury. Our aim is to highlight targeting neurones can be beneficial to treating CNS injury after the injury has occurred. Original research reports, review articles, communications, and perspectives are welcome in all areas pertinent to this topic. All accepted papers will be published free of charge.
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