Special Issue "Stroke and Neuroprotection"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2016) | Viewed by 429

Special Issue Editor

Stroke Research Group, Western Australian Neuroscience Research Institute, QEII Medical Centre, Nedlands, WA 6009, Australia
Interests: neuroprotection; acute brain injury; stroke; cerebral ischaemia; traumatic brain injury; perinatal hypoxia-ischaemia; peptide and protein neuroprotective treatments; hypothermia
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Despite extensive pre-clinical and clinical studies, a neuroprotective treatment for acute stroke patients remains elusive. While many factors have contributed to the limited success of translational neuroprotection research in stroke, there is widespread recognition that neuroprotection remains a legitimate therapeutic target and is still achievable. Furthermore, the recent success of endovascular treatments consisting of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and thrombectomy for ischaemic stroke, provides a new incentive for the development of neuroprotective agents. While it is clear that there is an urgent need for new, widely applicable neuroprotective therapies that can be applied to stroke and other forms of cerebral ischaemia, any adjunct neuroprotective therapy to tPA/thrombectomy that can extend its therapeutic window and further improve outcomes by reducing reperfusion injury would be of great clinical significance. In order to address the limitations of current treatments and the potential for identification and development of new neuroprotective therapies, we are calling for the submission of manuscripts in the field of neuroprotection in stroke and related conditions.

Dr. Bruno Meloni
Guest Editor

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  • Stroke
  • Cerebral ischaemia
  • Neuroprotection
  • Reperfusion injury
  • Endovascular treatments
  • Therapeutic window
  • Stroke animal models

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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