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Genetics in Neurodegenerative Disorders: Modifying the Future

Submission deadline: 30 November 2023
Special Issue Editor
  • Wael Mohamed, MD, PhD
    Basic Medical Science Department, Kulliyyah of Medicine, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Kuantan, Malaysia
    Interests: translational brain research; neurodegeneration
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Neurodegenerative (NDG) illnesses, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, are complex entities involving genetic, interactome, and environmental components. Recent molecular and high-throughput techniques give new light on the pathways and networks at the core of these complex disorders. This is necessary for the precision medicine paradigm to advance toward new molecular markers, systematic risk classification, and translational tailored medications. Significant advances in identifying, treating, and preventing neurodegenerative illnesses are predicted to arise from the deployment of a comprehensive precision medicine approach and the development of appropriate biomarkers. Therefore, after more than a decade of ineffective therapy trials and one of the lowest drug discovery success rates in medicine, it is imperative to study the idea of using omics to treat neurodegenerative illnesses.

The current data ranges from fundamental research to clinical/neuropathologic investigations, with the aim of stimulating fresh approaches to the comprehension, diagnosis, and treatment of NDG diseases. We solicit the submission of original papers. In addition, theoretical methods, such as Reviews, Perspectives, and Opinion papers on possible future prospects are welcome. This Research Topic encourages submissions that address the following subjects:

(1) Signs of aging in the central nervous system (genetic factors, epigenetic markers, telomeres).
(2) Identification of cell type-specific marker genes for aging.
(3) Identifying changed genes associated with NDG diseases.
(4) Quantifying alterations to distinct cell types in NDG diseases
(5) Identifying potential modifications to molecular pathways in NDG diseases (e.g., signaling pathways, inflammation, alternative splicing).
(6) Investigating new cell markers whose expression is changed in brain aging and NDG diseases.
(7) A comprehensive investigation of the alterations in alternative splicing in the aging brain, including a comparison with other external expression datasets (e.g., RNA-seq, from the Gene Expression Omnibus).
(8) Discussion regarding current advancements, prospective contexts of usage, and future views of genetic biomarkers in NDG diseases.
(9) Animal models for researching NDG diseases.
(10) Neuroscience translational research addressing different unresolved challenges in NDG diseases.
(11) Research that focuses on emerging fields of neuroscience, such as stem cell, neurotechnology (imaging, tractography, telemedicine), and personalized medicine.

Dr. Wael Mohamed

Guest Editor

neurodegenerative disorders
precision medicine
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