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Plasma Medicine

ISSN Print: 1947-5764
ISSN Online: 1947-5772

Volume 6, 2016

Volume 5, 2015

Volume 4, 2014

Volume 3, 2013

Volume 2, 2012

Volume 1, 2011

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Plasma Medicine

Aims and Scope

Technology has always played an important role in medicine and there are many journals today 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 variety of medical applications. It is already widely used 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 recently. The aim of the Plasma Medicine journal will be to provide a forum where the above topics as well as topics closely related to them can be presented and discussed. Existing journals on plasma science and technology are aimed for audiences with primarily engineering and science background. The field of Plasma Medicine, on the other hand, is highly interdisciplinary. Some of prospective readers and contributors of the Plasma Medicine journal are expected to have background in medicine and biology. Others might be more familiar with plasma science. The goal of the proposed Plasma Medicine journal is to bridge the gap between audiences with such different backgrounds, without sacrificing the quality of the papers be their emphasis on medicine, biology or plasma science and technology.

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Dielectric-Barrier Discharge Plasma Effect on the Physico-Chemical Properties of the Seed Coat and Seed Germination of Umbu (Spondias tuberosa Arr Camara)
Clodomiro Alves Junior, Mikelly Lima de Farias, Jussier de Oliveira Vitoriano, Regina Celia de Sousa, Marcicleide Lima do Espirito Santo, Salvador Barros Torres

Oxidation of N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) under Nanosecond-Pulsed Nonthermal Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma
Yingying Li, Arben Kojtari, Gennadi Friedman, Ari D. Brooks, Alex Fridman, Suresh G. Joshi, Hai-Feng Ji

Demonstrating the Potential of Industrial Scale In-Package Atmospheric Cold Plasma for Decontamination of Cherry Tomatoes
Dana Ziuzina, N. N. Misra, P. J. Cullen, Kevin Keener, J. P. Mosnier, Ivan Vilaró, Edurne Gaston, Paula Bourke

Using Helium-Generated Cold Plasma to Control Infection and Healing
Paola Brun, Venera Russo, Paola Brun, Elena Tarricone, Simona Corrao, Velika Deligianni, Andrea Leonardi, Roberto Cavazzana, Matteo Zuin, Emilio Martines

Bactericidal Efficacy of Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli in Planktonic Phase and Colonies In vitro
Niloofar Sanaei, Halim Ayan

Response of Human Glioma U87 Xenografted on Mice to Non Thermal Plasma Treatment
Marc Vandamme, Eric Robert, Sebastien Dozias, Julien Sobilo, Stephanie Lerondel, Alain Le Pape, Jean-Michel Pouvesle