Encephalitis and Viral Infection: Mechanisms and Therapies

A special issue of Biomedicines (ISSN 2227-9059). This special issue belongs to the section "Neurobiology and Clinical Neuroscience".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 228

Special Issue Editors

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REGENXBIO Inc., Rockville, MD, USA
Interests: neurovirology; gene therapy; neuroinflammation; arboviruses

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Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Interests: T lymphocytes; microbiology; pathogenesis; virology; B lymphocytes; human herpesvirus 4; EBV-encoded nuclear antigen 1; epstein–barr virus and multiple sclerosis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue offers a platform for researchers to delve into the intricate relationship between neurovirology, encephalitis, and efficient therapies. Neurovirology and encephalitis are complex and often intertwined fields that are informative to the gene therapy field for treating neurologic diseases. In addition, recent advancements in gene therapies have opened new avenues for understanding and treating these encephalitic and neurologic diseases. This Special Issue acts as a bridge, fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and advancing medical knowledge.

We invite original research articles and reviews that contribute to the understanding of the following aspects within the scope of this Special Issue:

Neurovirology: Investigations into the molecular mechanisms underlying neurotropic viral infections, their impact on neural function, and the development of antiviral strategies.

Encephalitis: Studies on the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of encephalitis, with a focus on both infectious and autoimmune forms.

Gene therapy: Research on the development and application of gene therapies for neurologic diseases, including the use of viral vectors, gene editing techniques, and immunomodulatory approaches.

Interdisciplinary approaches: Contributions that bridge the gap between neurovirology, encephalitis, and gene therapies, offering novel insights, therapeutic strategies, and potential translational applications.

By bringing together experts from these diverse fields, this Special Issue seeks to foster collaboration, stimulate innovative research, and ultimately contribute to the development of novel therapeutic interventions for neuroviral infections, encephalitis, and neurologic diseases. We welcome manuscripts that explore the intersections of these disciplines, providing a holistic view of the challenges and opportunities in this critical area of biomedical science.

Dr. Bradley S. Hollidge
Dr. Samantha S. Soldan
Guest Editors

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  • neurovirology
  • encephalitis
  • gene therapy
  • viral vectors
  • virology
  • immunology
  • neuroscience
  • gene editing

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