Recent studies of spinal cord neuromodulation demonstrated significant restoration of motor control in multiple animal models and in paralyzed patients. Several recent findings also suggesting the synergistic effect of regenerative cell and gene therapies when applied in combination with spinal cord electrical stimulation.
The mechanisms underlying these therapeutic approaches, particularly those that integrate electrical stimulation with sensory inputs and descending signals with cellular protection and regenerative effect are largely unknown.
We invite to contribute your expertise via manuscript submission to a special issue of Frontiers in Bioscience entitled ‘New Age of Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury: Neuromodulation & Neuroregeneration’. Through this special issue, we aim to advance the current understanding of the effects of spinal cord neuromodulation and regenerative therapies applied alone, or in combination, to restore function after spinal cord injury. We seek to publish cutting-edge research focused on molecular and cellular changes, spinal circuitry reorganization, and post-traumatic remodeling. The goal of this issue is to evaluate the mechanisms of neuromodulation and neuroregeneration after spinal cord injury, which could represent an important information for integrated approach leading to a synergistic therapeutic effect.
Asst. Prof. Igor A. Lavrov and Prof. Rustem R. Islamov
Manuscripts should be submitted via our online editorial system at https://imr.propub.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to start your submission. Manuscripts can be submitted now or up until the deadline. All papers will go through peer-review process. Accepted papers will be published in the journal (as soon as accepted) and meanwhile listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, reviews as well as short communications are preferred. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office to announce on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts will be thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. Please visit the Instruction for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) in this open access journal is 2500 USD. Submitted manuscripts should be well formatted in good English.