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Open Access Editorial

Zoom in on neurodegeneration

Guojun Bu1*, Huaxi Xu2 and Todd E Golde3

Author Affiliations

1 Departments of Pediatrics, and Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA

2 Center for Neuroscience and Aging, The Burnham Institute, La Jolla, California 92037, USA

3 Department of Neuroscience, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Jacksonville, Florida 32224, USA

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Molecular Neurodegeneration 2006, 1:1  doi:10.1186/1750-1326-1-1

Published: 12 June 2006

Abstract

Despite the existence of several scientific journals that publish research papers and reviews related to neurodegenerative diseases, a journal specifically devoted to the molecular and cellular aspects of disease mechanisms is lacking. Molecular Neurodegeneration is an open-access, peer-reviewed, online journal created to publish original research articles that address i) the mechanisms of neurodegeneration at the cellular, subcellular and molecular levels and ii) potential therapeutic interventions for neurodegenerative diseases. Through publication of reviews, editorial commentaries, and meeting reports, Molecular Neurodegeneration will also provide a forum to enhance the exchange of ideas and promote debate that is essential for scientific progress. Molecular Neurodegeneration will enable scientists to rapidly communicate their important research discoveries to their colleagues around the world.