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Neuro-nutraceuticals: Natural products nourish the brain but be aware of contrary effects

Robert J Williams, Kochupurackal P Mohanakumar, Philip M Beart



In this Special Issue on "Nutraceuticals: Molecular and Functional Insights into how Natural Products Nourish the Brain", the editors bring together contributions from experts in nutraceutical research to provide a contemporary overview of how select chemically identified molecules from natural products can beneficially affect brain function at the molecular level. Other contributions address the holistic benefit of herbal medicines and their multi-targeted actions, which improve brain function in diverse cellular and animal models of brain injury. Not only are new targets for nutraceuticals reported, but their benefits on neurobehavioural problems are elucidated in conditions as diverse as ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The Editors thank all authors for their quality manuscripts and acknowledge the consistent support received from Dr Keiji Wada, Xavier Mathew and Dr Shamus O'Reilly. RJW acknowledges the support of Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer's Research UK. KPM received infrastructure and Plan supports from the Department of Higher Edu-cation, Govt. of Kerala, India. PMB was supported in part by a NH&MRC Research Fellowship. The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health receives infrastructure support from the Victorian State Gov-ernment (Australia) .