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Mechanisms of Neurological Disorders

Submission deadline: 31 December 2022
Special Issue Editors
Thomas Heinbockel, PhD
Department of Anatomy, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, D.C., USA
Interests: Translational medicine; Drug discovery; Neural signaling and synaptic transmission in the central nervous system; Functional organization of the olfactory and limbic system; Cellular and network mechanisms of brain function and dysfunction studied with electrophysiological, optical, anatomical, and pharmacological methods
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Vonnie D.C. Shields, MD
Department of Biological Sciences, Fisher College of Science and Mathematics, Towson University, Towson, MD, USA
Interests: Organizational principles of the peripheral nervous system using morphological (transmission confocal, electron- and scanning electron microscopy) methods; Olfactory, gustatory, and visual information processing using electrophysiological, optical, and histological methods; Evaluation of olfactory attractants and repellents using behavioral and electrophysiological studies; Sensory function and sensory disorders
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will publish contributions about innovative experimental approaches and novel findings in the field of Mechanisms of Neurological Disorders. Reviews providing a fresh perspective on the existing literature as well as descriptions of clinical cases or new treatment strategies are welcome. Mechanisms of Neurological Disorders are an overriding theme of brain research toward understanding the nervous system in its function and dysfunction. Over the past several decades, researchers have made significant strides in deciphering molecular and cellular synaptic changes that are the basis for network function, behavior and brain disease. However, while our understanding of cellular and network function has grown tremendously, pivotal questions regarding neural signaling and plasticity remain at the cell and circuit level, preventing us from fully and successfully treating neurological disorders. Technical advances in neuroscience research are a major catalyst for progress in the Mechanisms of Neurological Disorders. New experimental and conceptual approaches will pave the way to a more complete understanding of the consequences of neurological disorders and their implication for health and disease. This Special Issue aims at providing insights into a range of issues related to Mechanisms of Neurological Disorders and will capture the exciting developments in the field. This Special Issue will contribute to our understanding of neurological disorders ranging from molecular, biochemical, and cellular mechanisms to circuit, systems, and behavioral phenomena. We encourage interested investigators to submit case reports, perspectives, reviews, and original research based on animal models, human samples and clinical cases aiming to promote the research progress of brain function.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Heinbockel and Prof. Dr. Vonnie D.C. Shields

Guest Editors

Alzheimer’s disease
Brain disease
Brain trauma
Disease models
Neural circuit
Neural signaling
Parkinson’s disease
Synaptic plasticity
Sensory systems
Synaptic transmission
Manuscript Submission Information

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