ABOUT BIOELECTRONIC MEDICINE
The rapid pace at which technology has evolved over the past several decades has changed the way we live and work. Now it will change the way we practice medicine. The intersection of technology, molecular medicine and molecular biology will allow us to develop devices and technologies to catalyze advances in mechanistic understanding of disease. Individuals positioned to lead this effort at the point of the spear where molecular biology meets technology will be creating a revolutionary new future, bioelectronic medicine.
Twenty years ago The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research launched the international, peer-reviewed journal, Molecular Medicine. It was designed as a forum through which clinicians and researchers could communicate discoveries to a multidisciplinary audience in the then new, integrated field of molecular medicine. At the time, the field hoped to integrate concepts, tools, and a common language and understanding to clinical groups as diverse as virologists and oncologists, dermatologists, and neurologists.(1) Today, we as a scientific community are heavily invested in molecular medicine and molecular biology. These investments have changed our understanding of science, changed the way medicine is practiced, and changed our view of the world.
Once again we find ourselves at the vanguard of a new field, bioelectronic medicine. This field endeavors to bring together not only clinicians and researchers from diverse backgrounds, but also an expanded community and multidisciplinary audience of specialists from fields such as disease biology, bioinformatics, bioengineering, materials science, nanotechnology, and neurosurgery. We again face the challenge of integrating concepts, tools, and a common language and understanding among these fields.
With this in mind The Feinstein Institute Press is pleased to announce the launch of a new journal, Bioelectronic Medicine. Published by the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, the international, open access, peer-reviewed journal will be wholly dedicated to disseminating works in this multidisciplinary field.
Making devices based on molecular mechanisms to replace drugs or to replace biologics is an achievable goal. We hope you will join.
1. Cerami A and Warren KS. (1994) Molecular Medicine: The Future of Biomedical Science and Clinical Practice. Molecular Medicine. 1:1.
2. Tracey KJ. (2014) Bioelectronic Medicine: The Revolutionary Future of Bioelectronic Medicine. Bioelectronic Medicine. 1.1
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