Journal: Aims and Scope
Technology has always played an important role in medicine and there are many journals devoted to medical applications of ionizing radiation, lasers, ultrasound, magnetic resonance and others. Plasma technology is a relative newcomer to the field of medicine. Experimental work conducted at several major universities, research centers and companies around the world over the recent decade demonstrates that plasma can be used in a variety of medical applications. Plasma is already widely used in surgeries and endoscopic procedures. It has been shown to control properties of cellular and tissue matrices, including biocompatibility of various substrates. Non-thermal plasma has been demonstrated to deactivate dangerous pathogens and to stop bleeding without damaging healthy tissue. It can be used to promote wound healing and to treat cancer. Understanding of various mechanisms by which plasma can interact with living systems, including effects of reactive oxygen species, reactive nitrogen species and charges, has begun to emerge. The aim of the Plasma Medicine journal will be to provide a forum where the above and other related topics can be presented and discussed. Existing journals on plasma science and technology are aimed for audiences with primarily engineering and science background. The Plasma Medicine, on the other hand, will bridge the gap between the plasma science, medicine and biology communities.
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