• About the Journal
    Exploration of Medicine, a peer-reviewed, open access online journal, publishes articles that provide substantial and novel insights into medicine. The journal also welcomes submissions concerning the molecular and cell biological research of all human diseases. Submissions with good originality, well-designed experiments and rigorous data are particularly welcomed.
    From the Editor-in-Chief
    Medical research is becoming increasingly multi-disciplinary and molecular in scope, yet well-grounded clinical research is essential to understanding the relationship of molecular mechanisms with disease states and for the development of precision medicine. Exploration of Medicine seeks to report on research consistent with these trends and will fill an important niche that fosters the exchange of ideas and results among researchers across medical specialties. We welcome high quality papers that do not require major revisions resulting in fast publication times. We hope you enjoy Exploration of Medicine and look forward to receiving your submissions.
    Lindsay A. Farrer
    Editor-in-Chief of Exploration of Medicine
    Latest Articles
    Open Access
    PNPLA3 gene and kidney disease
    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a disease regularly seen in clinical practice. At present, CKD is described as a change of kidney structure and/or function and it is classified in relation to cause,...
    Alessandro Mantovani, Chiara Zusi
    Published: February 29, 2020 Explor Med. 2020;1:42-50
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2020.00004
    Open Access
    Original Article
    Identifying factors associated with opioid cessation in a biracial sample using machine learning
    Aim: Racial disparities in opioid use disorder (OUD) management exist, however, and there is limited research on factors that influence opioid cessation in different population groups. Methods: ...
    Jiayi W. Cox ... Lindsay A. Farrer
    Published: February 29, 2020 Explor Med. 2020;1:27-41
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2020.00003
    This article belongs to the special issue The Biological Basis of Substance Use Disorders
    Open Access
    Current evidence and outcomes for retinopathy of prematurity prevention: insight into novel maternal and placental contributions
    Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a blinding morbidity of preterm infants, which represents a significant clinical problem, accounting for up to 40% of all childhood blindness. ROP dis...
    Lara Carroll, Leah A. Owen
    Published: February 29, 2020 Explor Med. 2020;1:4-26
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2020.00002
    Open Access
    Welcome message from the Editor-in-Chief
    Lindsay A. Farrer
    Published: February 29, 2020 Explor Med. 2020;1:1-3
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2020.00001