Editor: Atta-ur-Rahman

Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research- Central Nervous System

Volume 1

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ISSN: 2467-9623 (Print)
ISSN: 2214-6318 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-780-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-779-5 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2013
DOI: 10.2174/97816080577951130101

Introduction

Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research – Central Nervous System presents the latest research and clinical studies on the central nervous system (CNS). It covers a range of topics such as the development and pathophysiology of the brain and spinal cord, physiological sites of drug action in the CNS and clinical findings on drugs used to treat CNS defects due to injury or impaired development. In addition to clinical research on humans, the book also highlights other avenues of CNS medicine and research such as pain medicine, stem cell research, pharmacology, toxicology and translational models in animals.

The first volume of the series features chapters on the following topics:

-Nerve targets in pain medicine

-Spinal cord injury

-Research on neurotoxins targeting voltage gated ion channels

-G protein coupled receptor agonists and modulators

-Drug research on mediating hypoxia in developing white matter

Foreword

Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research – Central Nervous System covers important advances in the field of drug development with particular focus on research on drugs in advanced stages of development, clinical trials and applications. This Volume published under the editorship of Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman aims at providing readers with an update on contemporary research. The research articles are comprehensive and have been written by an impressive group of authors, most of whom are well known for their own contributions in the field of drug research. This book should be of significant interest to Ph.D. students and established researchers. I commend the editor, Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman, and all the contributors for this well written volume which highlights the quest for a cure for Neurological disease and related disorders.

Ferid Murad
(Nobel Prize Physiology and Medicine 1998)
George Washington University Washington
DC, USA