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Novel Diagnosis Methods to Detect Infections Diseases

Handling Editor

Dr. Paulo RZ Antas, 

FIOCRUZ (Brazil)

Dr. Antas has been working in a group that develops research in the field of immune response of human infections and vaccinations, especially for mucosal immunology area. Most of his scientific time, currently dedicated to study several aspects of the immune response in Tuberculosis, such as the involvement of inflammatory cytokines, and the T cells on the immune response to mycobacterium as a whole. Part of his work has also focused on identifying an immunologic predisposition to extra pulmonary tuberculosis. Thus, during his PhD degree and post-doc fellowship in Nashville (TN), he spent working in projects related to cytokine detection in patients with cured tuberculosis, studying immune responses among persons with prior extra pulmonary tuberculosis, and compared them to those responses among persons with either pulmonary or latent infection. Therefore, accumulated data have shown defects in resting cytokine production, and also have noted lower CD4 counts in HIV-seronegative patients. Primarily, these results provide evidence of defects in innate immune responses and he is raising the hypothesis of possible genetic predisposition to these immunologic defects. 

About the Special Issue

The purpose of this special issue is to highlight the major findings on candidate biomarkers that intent to replace or give support to classical methods in order to accelerate the case findings, mainly in poor, low-resource settings where novel methods are desirable to improve life quality.

Metabolic Control of Diabetes

Handling Editor

Dr. Ahmed Bakillah

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Dr. Ahmed Bakillah is a visiting Research Assistant Professor at Suny Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY-USA. He also currently serves as the Managing Editor of Nutrition and Metabolism Journal, BioMed Central Ltd, London-United Kingdom. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Rene Descartes Paris University in 1994. From 2000 to 2008 he worked at Pharmaceutical Companies (Novo Nordisk & GSK) as Principal Investigator. His primary research interests focus on cardiovascular metabolic diseases and lipid and lipoprotein metabolism. He has published numerous highly cited journal publications, conference articles and book chapters in the CVD and lipids field, and has received several awards and grants from various funding agencies. 

About the Special Issue

Tackling diabetes is one of the major health challenges of our time. Approximately, 347 million people worldwide have diabetes; among them almost half a million children are under the age of 14. Approximately 50% of diabetics show diabetes vascular complications by the time they are diagnosed. Ongoing research is now focusing on newer alternative therapeutic agents that have potential to affect primary mechanisms contributing to the pathogenesis of vascular diabetic complications. The purpose of this special issue is to publish high-quality research papers as well as review articles addressing advances and current therapies allowing better glycemic control while minimizing the risk of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases that are associated with the progression and development of diabetes.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  1. Metabolic dysfunction and glycemic control in diabetes.
  2. Update on current therapies in the pharmacological management of diabetes.
  3. New options for insulin analogues delivery and the problematic of hypoglycemia and weight gain.
  4. Gut microbiota, immunity and inflammation in diabetes.
  5. Epigenetics and cardiovascular disease in diabetes.
  6. Oxidative stress genes, antioxidants and coronary artery disease in diabetes.
  7. Diabetic dyslipidemia and lipid and lipoprotein metabolism: Impact of lipases
  8. Molecular mechanisms of metabolic dysfunction and physiopathology of vascular complications of diabetes.
  9. Managing diabetes in patients with chronic kidney disease.
  10. New insights into diabetes cell therapy.

Special Issue about Parapharyngeal Space Tumors

Handling Editor

Dr. Afshin Teymoortash, 

Philipps University, Germany

Dr. Afshin Teymoortash received his doctorate in the Department of Medicine at University of Kiel. He is Specialist in ear, nose &throat medicine and facial plastic surgery. His research areas include Head and neck oncology, plastic reconstructive surgery of the head and neck, salivary gland diseases. He is Co-Chairman of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the Philipp University, Marburg, Germany. 

About the Special Issue

The parapharyngeal space is a deep and complex anatomical space in the shapes of an inverted pyramid. Parapharyngeal space tumors are infrequent but important tumors of the head and neck region with histological diversitypresent difficult diagnostic and management challenges.

The management of these usually asymptomatic masses is diagnosis-dependent and should be individualized.Adequate evaluation and management of parapharyngeal space tumors requires beside surgical expertise in head and neck region radiological and pathological skills.

Treatment of choice in most parapharyngeal tumors is the complete surgical excision. The most frequent surgical approaches for resection of these tumors are transcervical, transparotid, and transpharyngeal via mandibulotomy. Improvements in imaging and surgical technologies have sparked renewed interest in minimaly invasive transoral approaches with TORS (transoral robotic surgery) for treatment of selected parapharyngeal tumors.

In the planned special issue all different aspects of parapharyngeal space tumors like anatomical aspects, radiological diagnostic, different pathological aspects, selection of surgical approaches, and radiotherapy should be presented.


Veterinary Alternative Medicine

Handling Editor

Dr. Eman Ahmed, 

Suez Canal University, Egypt

Eman Ahmed has received her joint PhD (Japan / Egypt) from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology and Suez Canal University. She is expertise in Pharmacology, Drug Toxicology, Endocrinology, Reproductive Physiology, Drug research and development, Biology and life sciences. Currently she is working as a lecturer of pharmacology and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Suez Canal University, Egypt. 




Handling Editor

Dr. Alper Kocyigit

Cumhuriyet University, Turkey

Dr. Alper Kocyigit received his PhD from Graduate School of Health Sciences, Ondokuz Mayis University, turkey. He joined Cumhuriyet University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine as the teaching staff. In this role he is responsible for lectures and academic research. Embryology, artificial insemination, reproductive biotechnologies, transfer of embryos, andrology, and cryopreservation of gametes are some of these lectures. His areas of expertise are reproductive biotechnologies and cryopreservation. Kocyigit has a 10 year of veterinary medicine experience and still continues his research in this area.  

About the Special Issue

JVAH is an international journal that seeks to understand the sources and to encourage rigorous research in veterinary medicine including alternative medicine and integrative medicine, yet ancient world of complementary and alternative medicine.

The journal seeks to apply scientific rigor to the study of complementary and alternative medicine modalities, particularly traditional healing systems “Ayurvedic Medicine”. Veterinary Alternative and natural Medicine emphasizes health outcome while documenting biological mechanisms of action. The journal is devoted to the advancement of science in the field of basic research, clinical studies, methodology or scientific theory in diverse areas of alternative medicine and biomedicine.

Microbial Biodegradation and Bioremediation

Handling Editor

Dr. Jun Zhu, 

University of Arkansas, USA

Dr. Jun Zhu has completed his Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His areas of expertise are Biological systems, bioreactors, physical and chemical processes for animal manure and organic waste treatment and nutrient management, bioremediation, Bioresource recovery and value-added products production from agricultural production wastes, bioconversion, Odor control techniques & applications; livestock manure odorous compounds determination and odor dispersion modeling.Currently he is rendering his services as a Professor, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Arkansas  

About the Special Issue

Biodegradation and bioremediation are effective technologies to reduce environmental contamination resulting from many human activities. The initial interest was in the fate and persistence of pesticides in soils; however, the field has expanded enormously in recent years to encompass a wide variety of pollutants and a broad array of environmental issues. Moreover, with new technologies and processes debuting constantly, which markedly enhance biodegradation and bioremediation, applications of the newly developed technologies in environmental protection have been increasing in big strides in destruction of organic pollutants by microbes that otherwise may persist at the sites of contamination for years. These biodegradation and bioremediation technologies have led to the cleanup of many polluted water bodies and soils and have spawned the development and establishment of a new bioremediation industry.

This special issue of Archives of Microbiology and Biotechnology will dedicate itself to current development and advances in microbial biodegradation and bioremediation technologies in all aspects of environmental protection and restoration. Articles are sought from basic principles to engineering applications of microbial biodegradation and bioremediation at pilot and full scale. The scope of this special issue may thus consider both research and applications related to the microbiological, chemical, environmental, engineering, and technological aspects of biodegradation and bioremediation. Given the fact that this is a very large and diverse field, it is not the intention of this special issue to cover the entire knowledge base of research and technology development in microbial biodegradation and bioremediation. Therefore, interested authors are invited to submit their scientific work in the following topical areas.

  1. Fundamental research advancing the understanding of the mechanisms of microbial bioremediation
  2. Development of new technologies in biodegradation and bioremediation
  3. Applications of different biodegradation and bioremediation technologies in remedying and restoring polluted waters and soils
  4. Research and development of industry-specific biodegradation and bioremediation technologies and their applications (e.g., chemical and agricultural industries)

Considering the time needed for the peer review process and revisions, authors who are intended to contribute should submit their work by the end of September. Late submission may be considered but at the discretion of the editor. This special issue is expected to be released by first week of January.